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Indian Women and Their Inheritance of Gender-Biased Laws

It’s time to make our laws more woman friendly.

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Indian Women and Their Inheritance of Gender-Biased Laws

India is a country where a woman inherits her mother’s sarees and recipes as she grows older. What she also inherits is inequality, when it comes to certain laws in the country.

It’s time to take a hard look at these, and progress to make them more equitable. It’s time to make India a country for women!

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(Infographic: The Quint)
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Historically, most women could not inherit property in India.
(Infographic: The Quint)
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(Infographic: The Quint)
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(Infographic: The Quint)

Some of these laws are archaic, some a legacy of tradition and some which are just not followed. There needs to be better knowledge about them before a change regarding them can even be thought about. Shah Bano valiantly fought for her right to the alimony, even when the Muslim Codes did not allow it. Activists persuaded a change when it came to women being able to use their maiden names while it came to filing for a divorce.

It is not agitation, but understanding and action that has partially given women the equality they deserve!

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