India: Indian women in politics lauded

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India has an impressive record of women’s participation in politics and the success of panchayats has often been referred to as a ‘silent revolution’ within the democratic decentralisation process, a senior US diplomat said here on Friday.

Addressing the students of MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Dr Alyssa Ayres, deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asia said the Inter Parliamentary Union, (IPU), has noted that women hold 20 per cent of seats in Parliaments worldwide.

Read the original story, published 14 July 2012 at Asian Age.

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