Hindu Women’s Property Right: A Birthright

  • Aashi Jain and Gajendra Pratap Singh
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  • Aashi Jain

    Student at JIMTEC School Of Law (JIMS), Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

  • Gajendra Pratap Singh

    Student at Nirma Law University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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In India, the evolution of Hindu women property rights takes place in a remarkable way. India is a secular country that has different kind’s religions and each religion has different laws and patterns. Hence, the ownership of women property varies from religion and religion. In this article, we will see how the changes took place in the property right of women, how the amendment took place. Indeed, to give women their birthright took a long time and waited for so long but finally they claim it. Their right to get a share in inheritance property has always been restricted from ancient times. Throughout history, the property rights of women were limited and felt underprivileged. So, the judiciary has to protect their right not only in law books but also in a practical manner. The study revealed that women who don’t have a property and depend on husbands are more venerable to poverty, ill-treated and face social and economic risks. But India’s women are changing and claiming their rights. Thus, the constitution guarantees equality and hence, provides the right principles. Let’s take a look at what women struggled with and how they finally achieved their rights.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 1406 - 1410

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112679

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