Minority Deserve Majority Reforms: An In-depth Study Identifying the Areas of Reforms Regarding Hindu Laws in Bangladesh

  • Anup Kumar Biswas
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  • Anup Kumar Biswas

    Assistant Professor at Department of Law, Premier University, Bangladesh, India.

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Hindus living in Bangladesh are mainly Hindus governed by the Dayabhaga school of law. Hindu law is a system of religious regulations that is thousands of years older than the Hindu texts. Hindu law has not altered at all over the years. Being a divine law, Hindus generally embrace it or view it as having a binding impact, hence the Hindu community living here does not welcome significant change. However, any law must be updated to reflect the evolving socio-economic and political environment. In that regard, it is crucial to modify Hindu law, which dates back a thousand years. Hindu personal law has become complicated in several areas, including marriage, maintenance, guardianship, adoption, gift, will, inheritance, and so forth, as a result of a long period of no reform. The socio-economic condition of Hindus won't improve if these problems aren't resolved soon away. In particular, it will seriously hinder women's empowerment and economic freedom. This essay represents a development in the reformation of Hindu law. In addition to presenting the characteristics and shortcomings of Hindu law, this article also provides a brief analysis of the absence of change, its necessity, and some well-articulated reform ideas.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 648 - 665

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113614

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