Affirmative Action for Women in Indian Constitution

19 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2012

Date Written: August 15, 2012

Abstract

Condition of women in India has not been historically very good. As is evident from Manusmriti, women did not have much rights as compared to men. Further, the women are physically weaker than men and due to this fact also, they have been exploited. Due to such continuous unfavorable treatment, the social status of women has become really bad. This paper deals with Fundamental Rights Guaranteed to women under the Constitution, the Role of Directive Principles of State Policy in Protecting the Rights of Women, Fundamental Duties towards woman. I think so the upliftment for women is possible when the State, community organizations, legislators who frame the laws and the judiciary which interprets the Constitution and other laws in order to give a fillip to the legal reform in the field of gender justice and to usher in the new dawn of freedom, dignity and opportunity for both the sexes equally.

Keywords: Constitutional law, fundamental rights, fundamental duties

Suggested Citation

Mitra, Amrita, Affirmative Action for Women in Indian Constitution (August 15, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2129663 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2129663

Amrita Mitra (Contact Author)

KIIT LAW SCHOOL ( email )

Bhubaneswar -751024
Bhubaneswar
India

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