Promoting Gender Equality: Urgent Action Needed for Women’s Political Participation
In this impassioned letter, Lakshya Pratap Yadav, a class XII Humanities student, draws attention to the issue of inadequate political participation of women in the parliament and state legislatures. Despite women constituting nearly 50% of the country’s population, their representation in Parliament remains less than 15%. Lakshya expresses unwavering faith in the recipient’s ability to bring about positive change and achieve women’s empowerment. The urgent request is made to pass a long-pending bill for a minimum 33% women’s representation, leveraging the existing majority in Parliament. Lakshya humbly appeals for historic transformation during the recipient’s tenure as India’s Prime Minister to combat the patriarchal mindset and improve societal structures.