Hindu Women’s Rights in Bangladesh: A Need to Introduce a Time Worthy Legal Order

  • Nusrat Hasina
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  • Nusrat Hasina

    Assistant Professor at Law Department, Leading University, Sylhet, Bangladesh

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The legal system of Bangladesh has its roots in the laws of British India, and the adopted laws were prevalent during colonial rule in the sub-continent and are a common law jurisdiction. After the independence of 1971, the laws were inconsistent with the spirit of Bangladesh. But still, as a minor Hindu country, Bangladesh continued with the laws which go against the principles of the Constitution. The Traditional Hindu Law continues its journey following some norms and customs, which create a bar for women to have an equal life. Hindu personal laws were generated by some traditional laws which were against the principles of equality and non-discrimination. Initiatives were taken to reform the laws, but no fruitful result came. Bangladesh, as a secular country, ensures the equal participation of women and has also ratified and signed different International Conventions and Treaties to protect the right of women. But still, Hindu women are not getting the equal field to participate and ensure their rights. At the same time, our neighbour countries are taking proper initiatives to decrease inequality and discrimination against women.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 1569 - 1586

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114193

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