Women’s Inheritance Rights Reform and the Preference of Sons in India

The impact of changes in the form of amendments in The Hindu Succession Act 1956 that grants the daughters equal coparcenary birth rights in joint family property to which they were denied in the past, can be assessed over the three generations of individuals. There has been a significant increase in the likelihood of daughters to inherit land through such amendment which was brought in 2005, but even after this a substantial bias persists in the society. The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 was enacted to amend and codify the laws relating to those unwilled, also called intestate succession for the Hindus which includes Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs and the preference was being given to women by abolishing the Hindu women’s limited estate and thereby laying down a uniform and comprehensive system of succession into the said Act. India being a developing country has land markets which are scarce and generally acquired through inheritance and that is why women remain to be asset-poor and in conditions where they rely on men. This makes the inheritance laws significant in our country. The equalization of inheritance rights can be expected to be a powerful instrument regarding the empowerment of women. Hence this research paper indicates a strong increase in the attainment inheritance rights of daughters and thereby suggesting an alternative for wealth transfer. Further the paper even gives an analysis on the impact of women’s empowerment through improved intergenerational transfers of physical human capital as well as inheritance rights in India.

Right to Property: Diluted or Destroyed?

Right to Property: Diluted or Destroyed?

Right to Property: Diluted or Destroyed? Dushyant Kishan Kaul Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University Sonipat, Haryana, India Volume II – Issue V, 2019 What this essay presents is two opposing sets of arguments that have dominated this discourse...

The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 and Its Impact Over State of Assam

In this article Author critically analyze the citizenship amendment bill, 2019. Citizenship is legal relationship between a people with the state. This amendment is in issue because in this “religion” is criteria for granting citizenship. Government is allowing the citizenship to illegal migrants of six communities (Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Jain, Parsi and Buddhist) from three neighboring countries (Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh). This bill has been criticized in the house and outside the house. Many claimed that this bill is brought by the government for alluring the majority vote-bank in near general election. The north east region especially state of Assam is going to be adversely affected by this bill, because it will significantly affect the demography, culture and social environment. Consequently there is great protest and uproar against this bill in Assam and North East region. When India is facing the problem of population explosion and the national recourses are not enough even for the citizens, this bill looks unreasonable because certainly it will increase the burden of the country.. The exclusion of Muslims is greatly crtitciszed, one parliamentarian during the discussion over this bill said that this government cannot run India like Israel. This bill is also against the basis structure of the constitution that is Secularism. One organization from Assam has filed writ petition against this bill in Supreme Court as it is unconstitutional. This particular bill is also against the ASSAM ACCORD, 1985, and even inside the government some members and the allies‟ parties of government are against this bill. The author analyzed the social condition of Assam and the consequences of this bill over the state of Assam.
Keywords: Citizenship, Immigrants, Refugees, Secularism

Paradigm of New Mode of Relationship

This article tries to throw light on emerging life style in India. A deep look into western style of relationship in Indian society .change is the law of nature .So it resulted everywhere. It is up to individual to decide whether to accept the changes or not
This article about new life style in family set up. India has been known for well married family set for centuries. Now the time has come for a change, a time to experience a new paradigm of life style. We call it as ‘Live in relationship’. This style is going to be accepted by all short span time. In metropolitan cities it is already in practice .The advantage of this method of life will attract the new generation, this article brings a clear understanding of what is live in relationship and how it can be effective in our society .It addresses all merit and demerits and tries to give a solution to all such queries which can be raised by critics.

Reforms in Police Investigation and Prosecution

The Criminal Justice System in India is based on age-old institutions such as archaic and colonial police laws passed in 1861. Though in the present context, we have seen inordinate delays, corruption, oppression and political influence has been a major hindrance and it influenced both police system and society at large. In the present paper, the author investigated about the reforms in police investigation and what are the steps need to be taken currently to make it more effective. In the era of high-definition technology, the strategy of both crime and investigation has been changed dramatically. To improve the police system, there are numerous committees and commissions were constituted in the past but still we are lacking in implementation with increasing crime rate. Here, the question arises, that do we need better police system, robust investigation teams flooded with technology and with all kinds of experts or we need a transparency first, at the grass root level. This paper highlights the prosecution aspects as in the case of Jaipal Singh Naresh v. State of Uttar Pradesh, it was decided by Allahabad High Court that the intention of the parliament to keep separate prosecution from police is to investigate the offence and indentify the guilt. The paper also analyse the modernization of police system and need to establish a tracking mechanism for expeditious results in criminal cases to render justice. As said by William E. Gladstone that “Justice delayed, Justice denied”.

Corporate Governance and Board of Directors

“More and more of the decision-making in public corporations is in the hands of independent directors. And that’s only going to work if those independent directors have the information that they need.”
The role of Independent directors in synchronising the interests of various parties and evaluating their performance can be barely be disregarded, in today’s system of corporate governance in India.
As per the Companies Act, 2013, an Independent Director is a director other than managing director, whole time director or nominee director. In the opinion of the Board, he is a person of integrity and possesses relevant expertise and experience.