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50% quota in Parliament will ensure justice to women:Kanimozhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Concluding a protest demanding an early passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, member Kanimozhi today said 50 per cent reservation in will be her next demand to ensure justice to women.

She said she would continue to protest in several other ways until the bill, which aims to secure a 33-per cent reservation for women in as well as in the state legislatures, gets sanctioned.

"We want the bill to be passed either during the current or the next session of Until then, we would not stop raising our voice," said Kanimozhi, who is also the DMK's women's wing president.

"Getting 50 per cent reservation for women will be our ultimate goal to achieve equality in the society that lets men decide on women's right to live, move and education," she said.

MP Renuka Chowdhury, who also offered support to the protest, accused the Modi-led Central of "sitting on the bill".

MPs Supriya Sule of the NCP, T K Rangarajan of the CPI(M), D Raja of the CPI and Tiruchi Siva and of the also joined the protest attended by a large number of women cadre of the

"The BJP manifesto also promised to pass the bill, but they are not doing anything about it. The bill has support from all the parties, including those who want small amendments in it," Kanimozhi said.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 17:42 IST