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Why property rights for women in India matter

For women, effective rights in property are critically important, not just for their economic well-being but also for their political and social empowerment. Why is women’s command over such property important? Consider land. As I have spelt out in my writings, for the vast numbers still living in villages, land...
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Land and Property Rights for Indian Women

In most Indian families, women do not own any property in their own names, and do not get a share of parental property. Due to weak enforcement of laws protecting them, women continue to have little access to land and property. In fact, some of the laws discriminate against...

Women Property Rights in India

In India, women’s access and rights of ownership over family property (both moveable and immoveable), in the absence of a will, is governed by succession laws based on religion. Under Hindu law prior to 1937, a woman did not have the right to own any property at all, except...

Women Property Rights in Brief

Constitution of India does not differentiate between males and females. Women have equal rights as that of a man in every sphere. Earlier women did not have any rights to the property and they were at the mercy of the male members of the family. Joint Hindu Family, an unique...
Land and property rights are the ultimate human rights - and in the hands of women, can act as a powerful economic catalyst.

It’s Time to Give Women Equal Property Rights, They Own it

Most of us would consider our home as the ultimate sanctuary: it’s the place that we make our own and guard from others, a safe space for our families. We may worry over the cost of renting or buying our home. We may struggle to maintain it. But we...

Property and land rights are key to women’s empowerment

On a hot afternoon, Anju, 16, eldest of six sisters, sat on a Chorpoy (a woven light bedstead) a few steps away from me in a room in her house. The door was closed to block the bright sunlight or, perhaps, to muffle the sounds of our conversation. We...

Women to get joint land ownership with men

In a first-of-its-kind decision in the state, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis(link is external)has decided to give ownership rights of the land to women along with the men when regularizing slum areas. The decision has been taken along with the policy decision to regularize slums on properties owned by Nagpur Improvement Trust(link...
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Words of The Month – June 2017

List of all words, that needed me to look in dictionary while reading 21 editorials. I have arranged them in alphabetical order for my ease. The related editorials can be accessed from the links below.  Some words are super easy in terms of general use, though the contextual meaning...
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Words of The Day – 29th June 2017

While reading an Editorial " Pay to publish: making paid news an electoral offence  " in The Hindu, here are the words,  I needed to look in Dictionary. Abet(verb) – encourage, support, assist/help. Adjudicate(verb) – judge, adjudge, give/declare a verdict (on a disputed matter). Circumvent(verb) – bypass, avoid, dodge. Curb(verb) – check, restraint, control. ...

Politics beyond the boundary

India’s cricket team received its comeuppance in the Champions Trophy final. I was not in the country and missed the match, but I hear our captain’s face appeared longer in the spots flogging deodorant and insurance between overs than the total time he spent at the crease. No matter:...

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