AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday opposed the women’s reservation bill saying it would provide reservation only to “savarna women”, and questioned why OBC and Muslim women who have even lesser representation in Parliament are not being given any quota.According to the bill, it will come into effect after the delimitation of Lok Sabha constituencies which will be carried out after the completion of the next population census.
Speaking on the bill, Owaisi said, “This Modi government wants to increase representation for savarna women. They don’t want representation for OBC women and Muslim women. There have been 690 women MPs elected to Lok Sabha and only 25 of them have come from the Muslim community.”
The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order of 1950 recognised only Hindus as SCs. Amendments were done in 1956 and 1990 to include Sikh Dalits, and later Buddhist Dalits.