Q.5 :- What is the status of women’s representation in India’s legislative bodies?
In India, the women’s participation in the political area is very low. The women’s strength in the Lok Sabha is not even 10%. Their share in state assemblies is as low as 5%. The share of women legislators in India is behind hind those of several developing countries of Latin America and Africa, In the panchayats and municipalities, it is legally binding to fill one-third of the seats by women candidates. This has resulted in 10 lakh elected women representatives in the local government bodies.