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Indian politics has woefully failed to address women's issues

By Meena Kandasamy  


It is a fact universally, and unashamedly, acknowledged that caste and cash and religion and alcohol play a far greater role than gender when it comes to voting in India. In the run-up to this year’s election, political parties have spent little time on gender issues, despite occasional references to the Women’s Reservation Bill, a proposed constitutional amendment that would ensure that a third of parliamentary seats have to…

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