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Examine the standard of women's representation in India's legislative bodies.

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The status of women's representation in India's legislative bodies is as follows:

(i) Central Legislature: Less than 10% of its total strength are women.

(ii) State Legislature: Less than 5% of its total strength are women.

(iii) Panchayati Raj: One-third of the seats are reserved for women.

(iv) India is among the bottom group of nations in the world, in this aspect.

(v) Women's organizations and activists have been demanding a similar reservation of at least one-third of seats in Lok Sabha and State Assemblies. But the bill to this effect has not been passed.

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