NEW DELHI: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and the leader of the Jammu Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti, welcomed the Women’s Reservation Bill in Parliament today. She praised the bill as ‘a great step.’
“Having navigated the rough terrain of a predominantly male political landscape myself, I am happy to see that the Women’s Reservation bill will finally become a reality. Despite constituting half of the population, we are grossly underrepresented. It’s a significant step,” Mufti wrote on X (formerly called Twitter).
Later, while speaking to the media, Mehbooba Mufti mentioned, “It is a positive step. Though it is quite late, it is never too late. Being a woman myself, I have gone through a lot and faced numerous challenges in a male-dominated political scene.”
It is noteworthy that Mehbooba Mufti was the first woman Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir.