ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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His and Hers

At the centre of the controversy over the government's proposal to amend marriage laws are issues related to situations when there is an irretrievable breakdown of a marriage and to division of property at the time of divorce. The ambiguity and lack of transparency in the proposed amendment are hardly conducive to rendering a divorce easy in the event of a breakdown of a marriage and may have exactly the opposite effect. There are other allied questions regarding the woman's right to the husband's property as well as the rights of women belonging to the minorities. The government must address all these aspects before enacting the amendment.

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