Women Empowerment through Property Rights in India

  • Apurva Latiyan and Dr. Khaleeq Ahmad
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  • Apurva Latiyan

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India

  • Dr. Khaleeq Ahmad

    Assistant Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India

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Property rights being fundamental to women’s empowerment serves as the cornerstone for gender equality, economic independence, and social mobility. Historically in India, where women traditionally have faced obstacles to property, there has been an acceleration in initiatives to improve women's control and access to property. India has seen a transforming path for women's inheritance rights, characterized by cultural upheavals, legislative reforms, and egalitarian fights. This research article looks at the complex link between women’s empowerment and property rights in India by analyzing empirical evidence surrounding women’s property ownership and examining the legal framework including social cultural dynamics. This paper presents a thorough analysis by explaining how property rights may benefit women while discussing the reform potential and obstacles. It also advocates the radical changes required to realize gender neutral property rights. Meanwhile the paper also highlights how the reforms acted as a catalyst in empowerment of women and their socio economic advancement.



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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 190 - 204

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117521

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