the 2005 Amendment of the Hindu Succession Act

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Critically examine the changes brought by the 2005 Amendment of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 in regard to the position of women- The Position of women in our country has always been a subject of oppression, this is so because, they are brought under domination or control to inhumane treatment, cruelty, inequality in relation with every position they enter into, no matter domestic or professional life, confining this view only up to the matters of property rights. The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 is part of the Hindu Code which includes the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 and the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956. The Hindu Succession Act cause dramatic change in the law for female Hindus. For the first time, it was a Hindu female could become an absolute owner of the property. The Act was amended in 2005 to provide that the daughter of a coparcener in a joint Hindu family governed by the Mitakshara Law shall, by birth, become a coparcener in her own right in the same manner as the son would become i.e ,having the same rights and liabilities in respect of the said property as that of a son. The Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005 is a landmark and path breaking amendment. the Government addressed some recurring gender inequalities in the 1956 Hindu Succession Act (1956 HSA) after 50 years. The 2005 Act covers inequalities on several fronts: agricultural land; Mitakshara joint family property; parental dwelling house; and certain widow's rights are also their. This amending Act of 2005 is an attempt to abolish the discrimination as contained in the amended of section 6 of The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 by giving equal rights to daughters in the Hindu Mitakshara coparcenar... ... middle of paper ... ... (Amendment) Act, 2005 this was done for the benefit for the woman. The journey from the past to present of Hindu daughters in Mitakshara coparcenary has been remarkable in the History. Hindu women must be made aware through legal literacy campaigns and social awareness programmes about their property rights, so that they may fight for their right and are not been discriminated on the basis of sex. Efforts should be made on the part of the government, non-governmental organizations, public and women should be taken up to bring about a strong and tremendous change in the society for promoting equal rights based on humanity for achieving gender equality. But in the mist of all good things there is a darker side which always prevails and that can be in the form of misuse, and so some limitations should be made so as to avoid the misuse of such benefits to the womans.

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