Friday, October 9, 2020

15 October 2020: Webinar and panel discussion on gender discrimination in the Hindu Succession Act

Rekha Sharma, National Commission for Women
Flavia Agnes, Women's rights lawyer, activist and expert on family law

Jyoti Malhotra, The Print

The Supreme Court's recent judgment clarifying daughters' rights to ancestral property under the 2005 Amendment to the Hindu Succession Act (HSA) has drawn much needed attention to the issue of gender discrimination in the Act. While the HSA has undergone significant reform in terms of giving equal treatment to men and women in the right to inherit ancestral property, the provisions governing devolution of property still unfairly discriminate against women and their families. For example, the scheme of devolution for women's self-acquired property, her husband's relatives have a stronger claim than her own parents, if she dies without children and without creating a living will. We highlight these issues in a recent working paper titled "Gender Discrimination in Devolution of Property under Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (HSA)", and propose a draft amendment bill to remedy the issues.

Organised by
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi

Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Please join the webinar here.
Meeting number: 156 598 6099 and Password: 8NYmJsGa3P7

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