Social justice means an equal and fair opportunity for everyone to live in just conditions of the society. It envisages rights regarding social, economic and political matters for the all over development of a person to live a healthy social life.
Only legal justice saves a person from arbitrariness of course, but it is not enough for positive and creative role in welfare of human being. For these ends. Even courts strive to provide social justice to the needy classes.
Reservation of seats for women in parliament is a much hotly debated question for quite a long time- whether it will really serve any purpose or not-if reservation is given to women will they be able to perform the responsible duty of a legislator or will they occupy those honorable limited seats and intelligent and deserving candidates have to remain out of parliament? Moreover, will they be able to perform their duties independently or work just as “rubber-stamps” in the hands If their relatives?
All these questions being discussed hotly whenever the topic is raised. But, today, internationally, women are getting prestigious positions They are achieving amazing successes in various fields which were hardly expected from woman. They have performed as well as men almost all fields now-a-days. These suggest that if they are provided. With enough opportunities, they will perform well even in parliament.
Some reasons given in favour are:
i. They are ambitious enough to do well.
ii. They are less politicised and so much neutral to the’ reality.
iii. They are more honest.
iv. They are caring and kind by nature and this can make them work sensitively to solve the problems in society
v. They are hard working and responsible.
All these, besides many more, are the reasons why woman reservation in parliament will prove a good step.
However, their condition in today’s society is not satisfactory Literacy, awareness and social activity is not been among then in enough proportion But, reservation will bring out potential leader in them and will make them aware of their rights and powers. This will read to the upliftment of women and through them families, villages, towns and the nation at last.
Thus, reservation for women will be a good step in direction of achieving social-justice.