An Appraisal of Women’s Property Rights in India

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Author Name :- Shailesh Sharma,,

Journal type:- NJRIP-National Journal of Research and Innovative Practices

Research Field Area :-  Legal Studies and Governance ; Volume 7, Issue 1, No. of Pages: 9 

Your Research Paper Id :- 2021011208

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Abstraction :-

The implementation of the 2005 Act stays a difficult inquiry. Crusade for Legal Literacy; endeavours to raise social familiarity with the advantages to the entire family if women possess property, and legal and social help for women guaranteeing their rights are only a couple of the many advances required to finish the change remembered for the Act. Finally, A strong woman not only protects herself but also protects those around her.  Therefore, the time has come to break the silence; women should fight for their place in this male dominated society. It should start with the family.  The mentality and patriarchal ideas have given rise to the mentality of the Indian people because age should change only then the real fruits of the law will be given to women.

Keywords :- 

Property Rights, Rights of Women, Property Rights of Women, Laws for Women

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