Women, Law, Court and Justice in India (1970 to 2016)

9 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2019

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Harneet Kaur

Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU)

Date Written: June 30, 2019


In the personal sphere, the Indian women are facing various issues related to marriage, divorce, inheritance, guardianship, adoption and succession as they are the subjects of personal law, which varies from religion to religion and is attached to an individual at birth and applied to the person wherever she goes. After independence in the 1970s the government first time felt the need to review the ongoing women specific laws and their impact on the status of the women in India. This paper attempts to review the efforts made by the government in this direction. The paper is divided into three sections. The first section covers the legal obstructions for women justice. Second section dealt with the significant recommendations made by the two ‘High Level committee on the Status of Women in India’ (1974 and 2015) to improve the status of women in India. In the last section analysis were made on the basis of the statistical data of the women’s trials and to review the status of the justice delivered to women’s in the Indian Courts. The gap between the passing of laws and its implementation by the State needs to be examined, as mere passing of laws cannot transform the lives of women in society. The optimal use of laws can only be judged by the reportage of crimes under various acts and the punishments given to convicts under them.

Keywords: Women, Indian Law, Justice, and Status of Women

Suggested Citation

Kaur, Harneet, Women, Law, Court and Justice in India (1970 to 2016) (June 30, 2019). RAIS Conference Proceedings - The 13th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3434116 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3434116

Harneet Kaur (Contact Author)

Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) ( email )

GT ROAD Amritsar
Amritsar, Punjab 143005

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