Law as a Means of Social Change with Refenence to Case of Daughter’s Right in Parental Property: Nepalese Context
7 Pages Posted: 1 May 2010 Last revised: 7 Jun 2010
Date Written: April 28, 2010
Morris writes, “to a zoologist, a horse suggests the genus mammalian quadruped, to a traveler a means of transportation, to an average man the king of sports, to certain nations an article of food.” Likewise, law has been variously defined by various individuals from different point of view. For clarity and understanding their viewpoint they have been divided into various schools on the basis of their approaches to law. Sociological school is also one of them which views that law is wholly concerned with the effects and results on society and aim to protect socio economic good of society through law.
Law is regarded as a means to an end. The end may be broadly categorized as i) Social change ii) Social control
This paper explores how law had acted as a means of social change in the Nepalese context referring to the case of "Meera kumari Dhungana v His Majesty's Government Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and others‟ ( Daughter‟s Property Case) N.K.P 2052, P.NO. 462.
Keywords: social change, means, daughter's property
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