Infotainment Gender Equality In India Will Never Be Achieved Because Of These Laws

Gender Equality In India Will Never Be Achieved Because Of These Laws

India has been facing a lot of problems within the country and gender equality is one of those. To overcome this stigma, the first thing is the strengthening of law. Currently, there are some regulations which are discriminatory against women:

Parsi women lose all rights when married outside religion

Gender Equality In India Will Never Be Achieved Because Of These Laws

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Parsi daughters who marry a non-Parsi loses all the property rights under Parsi religion. They also lose the right to practice the religion and the children born out of such marriage are not considered as a part of the community.

Hindu laws of inheritance

When a woman dies without having a spouse or children living at the time of her death, her property devolves to her husband’s heir. Thus, even if the deceased woman was ill-treated in her marital home, her husband’s mother or father will get her property instead of her own mother or father.

Mother comes second to father in case of guardianship of a15649835_30315649835_303 child

A father is considered to be the natural guardian of a minor child.

Gender Equality In India Will Never Be Achieved Because Of These Laws

Child Marriage is not illegal

The marriage of a person who is below 18 years of age is not illegal, it may be declared void by the wife until she turns 20 and by the man until he turns 23.

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