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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.

COMMENTARY His and Hers Flavia Agnes up creating confusion, chaos and even greater acrimony in divorce proceedings. Rather than rendering divorces easy, it might result in achieving the e xact opposite effect. The bill has led to

At the centre of the controversy over the governments 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 womans right to the husbands 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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