Hindu Women’s Right to Inheritance in Bangladesh: An Analytical Study

  • Yasmin Farjana
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  • Yasmin Farjana

    Assistant Professor at Department of Law, Premier University, Bangladesh

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As a developing country, Hindu women in Bangladesh faces a great discrimination in case of their inheritance right. In Bangladesh the inheritance right of Hindu women are totally neglected though their rights of sexual equality in every sphere of life is guaranteed by constitution. As a member of different international organizations Bangladesh is also bound to ensure property right of Hindu women. After the independence of Bangladesh no reformation has yet been made due to the unwillingness of Hindu male member and different religious group to change the inheritance right of Hindu female in our country. A brief attempt is made here to understand the laws that regulate their rights which also results the customary practices or patriarchal system strongly in our society and it will also examine Bangladesh‘s national and international commitments towards the same. This paper also provides an overview about the present condition of Hindu law relating to women’s inheritance right in Bangladesh which aim to reform the law relating to inheritance that will ensure their human rights as a family member in the society.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 3359 - 3375

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117815

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