Student in India
The concept of human rights is relatively new and a developing subject having concern with the political, civil, socio economic rights. It came into everyday parlance after World War II as there has been a united effort by the nations of the world to decide what rights belong to the people at large and how can it be protected and promoted. The crucial stage to recognise the rights against the tyranny and arbitrary exercise of the powers can be traced back to Magna Carta of 1215 AD in England. Thereafter, many recognitions of rights like Bill of Rights (1689), The American Declaration of Independence of 1776, The Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizens adopted by the National Assembly of France, 1789 added positive role to the concept of Human Rights. But none of this document specifically mentioned and recognised the concept of women’s rights. Inequalities between men and women have been an integral part of Indian families from many years. Women from all the ages have been victims of domestic abuse in one way or the other. It has been ages since they have been neglected even in their own homes without being able to raise their voice. The status of women in Hindu family has changed from time to time. Their position has been variously estimated and diametrically opposite views are exist regarding her place in different stages of civilization. On one hand she is considered little better than a slave condemned to drudgery, bought as a chattel and treated as such. On the other hand, those who have had anything to do with tribes reckoning descent from mother are likely to view a woman as the undisputed mistress of the family if not community life as well. Both concepts, are as far as the vast majority of the people are concerned, bound to be far away from actual state of affairs . The article will therefore include all the findings and suggestions as well.
International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 4, Page 1011 - 1036DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113428
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