ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Reversing the Option-Civil Codes and Personal Laws

In the present political situation where the issue of women's rights continues to be subordinated to the imperatives of majoritarianism and minoritarianism, it is necessary to make a conceptual shift in the way in which family laws have so far been envisaged. This note presents a proposal prepared by a Working Group on Women's Rights which, while restoring the focus on women's rights, also aims to change the terms of the debate. The members of the Working Group are Amrita Chhachhi, Farida Khan, Gautam Navlakha, Kumkum Sangari, Neeraj Malik, Nivedita Menon, Ritu Menon, Tanika Sarkar, Uma Chakravarti, Urvashi Butalia and Zoya Hasan.

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