Granting of Maintenance for Women under Hindu and Muslim Laws and Property Rights in Christian Laws

  • Vidyuth G. and Akhila R.
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  • Vidyuth G.

    Student at SASTRA (Deemed to be University), India

  • Akhila R.

    Student at SASTRA (Deemed to be University), India

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This paper deals with the commission of maintenance for women in the Hindu, Muslim Religion and Right to property in Christian religion. Also, the paper is about how each and every personal law treats women respective of their religion as to the shares of them in their respective household and how the law commands the people of a particular religion to divide the properties for the women or the widow if the husband has passed as away or how much proportion of the property needs to be granted to the woman children of a household if the father is dead or if there are any sons in the household. This research is done using the prevailing family laws of the Hindu, Muslim and Christian laws like the Hindu adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956 for the Hindus, for the Muslim the Nafqah also known as maintenance in the Islam. This paper discussed the property rights vested with the women in a Christian household and which laws are they governed under to be given equal right in property of the family Also various recent judgments have been referred throughout the paper to substantiate the claims made in this research paper and many have been suggested to make the laws more rigid.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 1164 - 1172


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