Affirmative Action for Women in Indian Constitution
19 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2012
Date Written: August 15, 2012
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
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