Breaking the Chains: Pioneering Gender Equality in India’s Legal Landscape

  • Abhijith Tojo
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  • Abhijith Tojo

    Student at Kristu Jayanti College Of Law, Bangalore, (Affiliated to Karnataka State law University), India

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India's odyssey towards gender equality is a tapestry woven with legal reforms and the indomitable spirit of those who have challenged norms. This article embarks on a journey through time, unveiling the legal metamorphosis that has laid the groundwork for a more equitable society. The voyage commences with a glimpse into the historical roots of gender equality in India, tracing the legislative milestones that have ushered in profound transformations. Key legislations like the Equal Remuneration Act and the Maternity Benefit Act have not merely altered the legal landscape but have breathed life into the dreams and aspirations of women across the nation. The narrative deepens as we spotlight the stories of pioneering legal battles—Shah Bano, Vishakha, Mary Roy, and Sarla Mudgal. These were not mere legal disputes; they were calls for justice, resonating beyond courtrooms to shape societal norms and ignite conversations that would redefine gender roles. Peering into the future, we discover the promise of ongoing reforms. The proposed Uniform Civil Code and enhanced measures to combat gender-based violence cast a vision of a more inclusive and just society. In conclusion, this article underscores that the quest for gender equality is not confined to legal texts; it's a living narrative, driven by the courage of those who challenge the status quo. The future emerges as a canvas where every individual can contribute to crafting a more inclusive and equitable India. This article celebrates not just legal reforms but the enduring human spirit that propels India's journey toward gender equality, calling for sustained commitment to a future guided by principles of justice and equality.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 2326 - 2334


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