A historic bill that promises to reserve 33 percent of legislative seats for women was moved in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Parliament, amid unruly scenes as a dozen members opposing it tore up the document and hurled them at chairman Hamid Ansari.
This happened on a day when both houses assembled to calls to "celebrate and honour women" and include them in the decision making process to mark the International Day of Women being observed worldwide. Text: AgenciesImage: One of the protesting MPs trying to snatch the copies of Women's Reservation Bill from Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari to prevent its tabling in House in New Delhi on Monday. (Photograph copyright PTI)
âWomen's Bill moved in RS amid pandemonium