A climacteric era of women suffrage

PaperArtist_2015-02-13_16-08-45In the world of nature, the 21th century descry on women prerogative is getting egregious, painting their lives into a corner. A dent in human’s edifying literature has broached women as a defloration materiality and less as societal civilians. The unwonted Nirbhaya rape case as recent is demonstrated as a nefarious model which reflects human innate cultural ethics as iniquitous in the social boundaries.

“Ignorance is always afraid of change”, said Jawaharlal Nehru, the former Prime Minister of India. When we talk of women infirmity we mainly focus on their biological anatomy as the lead of their oppression, under the power of male domination. The brawl for women empowerment has gestated turmoil worldwide, for the reason that movements on keynote themes has sprung up to be controversial.

Women harassment, women intimidation, women unemployment and many other women heed talking points has made women domination prone to suffrage (voting power). Women are seen unnoticeable to strengthen their voting puissance into their favor. To make that party to win with whom they may share a scoop of gain, as their voice to concoct with them to fight on the issues of women safety is a slow-growing process in our country.

Political built in the world scenario, if we study, is selfsame as umpire which decides whether the ball is out of play. On umpire’s decision the whole game is connoisseur. Same way, the political powers as monopoly make the young talents to work under their helm for the amelioration of their economy, only broached in the pronunciamento but voting is done to make up the government.

The public who votes for developing the political structure must not count only the male ascendancy. The social scale of the society also includes women as an indistinguishable part of it. Though the women suffrage has not gained the outspread coverage in comparison with other issues of women empowerment but still some movements were on apogee of bringing a change in the scenario.

For the first time millions of American women on the electoral day exercised their right to vote in 1920.

It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

India is called a democratic and a capitalist country. In Indian constitution every citizen over 18 years of age has a right to vote. However, it is optional to vote but every vote counts, ironically underpins the statement that “one vote can bring a colossal impact in the political contest ranking.

On one hand American women displays a model of their fervent headed approach for making suffrage as their right as to the citizen but unlike America, India has given power to all the citizens of nominating the government for themselves. Before Kejriwal s’ movement adhering the revolutionary denouement action plans in the political system, around half of the population had treated the vote day as a day of rest.  The men supremacy had always controlled the women power of voting and now also the power of decision taking is in the men s’ tutelage.

Indian women are being nurtured to act as emotionally mawkish who hearkens to their families shriek as a disciplined member. Her ebbing down of the self-opinion gives her the paucity space in and around the family surroundings. This is from where the flight path of snag atrocity begins.

The other approach to clarify with is communal approach of the men. If we practice popular vote on the basis of the religion then portraiture of India as democratic nation existing in partial is not postured to be a part of ill-founded criticism.

The right to vote is the fundamental right that has been the source of the most significant Supreme Court litigation.  The Constitution addresses voting in Article II and four subsequent amendments (the 15th, forbidding discrimination in voting on the basis “of race, color, or previous condition of servitude;” the 19th, forbidding discrimination in voting based on sex; the 24th, prohibiting “any poll tax” on a person before they can vote; and the 26th, granting the right to vote to all citizens over the age of 18).

The Court has chosen to also strictly scrutinize restrictions on voting other than those specifically prohibited by the Constitution because, in its words, the right to vote “is preservative of other basic civil and political rights.”

After the constitution has elucidated with all the rights of voting still the cases of violence forge every time during the elections. The most recent example of communalism voting riot has been notified in Yevla Town of the district Maharashtra where a 60 years old women was set ablaze after refusing to vote for a particular candidate.

Such acts consider violence as denounce especially when pertaining to women. Though there are many constitutional laws for those who scrutinize with the fundamental rights but lack of knowledge distribution system in India deters the women to lodge a report against the evil hands and continue to agonize with the problems.  There are many Indian stories based on women’s failure turning to be the inspirational success stories. The name of Smriti Irani as HRD Minister is been the up to the minute a greatest achievements by a women. Likewise there can be many more women strengths in our country. The need is to incorporate their abilities in one line and to stand as vociferous to for equal women right to vote with freedom without any hindrance and force from the men’s side.

“Though Kohinoor Heera is no more an Indian majesty but if keep on adding more of Smriti Irani’s in the city’s line then surely India soon to be counted as land of Majestic Gems.”


KIRTI DATT (Student of Journalism- Sharda University)


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