TALK ON “GENDER JUSTICE: LAW ON HINDU WOMEN PROPERTY RIGHT”
The College Internal Complaint Committee (CICC), ATME College of Engineering (ATMECE), Mysuru in association with All India Women Conference (AIWC) had organized a One Day Talk on “Gender Justice: Law on Hindu Women Property Right” recently, to create awareness among the students about evolution of laws of succession to women’s property, if any property possessed by a female Hindu. The objective of the talk is to discuss holistically about the concurrent issues on Gender Equality and Women Property Rights.
The Resource person, Dr. Janhavi S S, Dept. of studies in law KSOU Mysuru addressed the gathering and introduced about the Hindu Succession Act 1956 and some of the keywords such as coparcener, Mitakshara, Dayabhaga, ancestral property, separate property, self acquired property etc explained about the evolution of the Women’s Property Rights over the decades and Amendments taken place since from 1956 till recent times. During the session, She gave a clear insight on Gender Justice from the Perspective of Hindu Woman’s Property Right, Right to Equality, concept of Survivorship & succession, Widow’s Estate, Social justice and also about the Court Cases – wherein the landmark decisions gave from the Supreme Court about equal coparcenary rights by birth for the Women as per the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005.
The Chief Guest Mrs. Ashitha S, National Vice President AIWC, New Delhi joined Online to the Program and during the speech, introduced about the establishment of All India Women’s Conference (AIWC) and about its key initiatives taken at various capacities and appreciated ATMECE for taking initiative for conducting a program on Gender Justice and Woman Property Rights apart from the Technical Aspect conferences.
Further, The Guest of Honor Mrs. Hemalatha M A, Executive Council Member, AIWC, Advocate and Notary addressed the gathering and motivated youth to know their Rights and responsibilities especially Voting Rights and their role in shaping the future, as she mentioned that today’s younger generation youths are the Tomorrow’s Nation builders.
Dr. L Basavaraj, Principal, ATMECE presided over the function and gave a Presidential Speech stating that the Gender Equality is the Human Right and appreciated the AICW for associating with CICC-ATMECE for the initiative taken to create awareness through the one-day program. And also mentioned that, the Program is going to be more beneficial and useful for all.
Dr. Bhagyashree S R, Chairperson CICC, Prof & Dean- Research, ATMECE, addressed the gathering and Thanked AIWC Vice President and other members of the committee for associating with CICC to organize the Program. During the speech, commemorated the dignity of the Woman and Woman Empowerment in Ancient Civilization and Equal status of Woman in Early Vedic period and expressed concerns of diminishing the Woman Rights over the last 3 Centuries. Also introduced about the establishment of CICC at ATME inline with regulations received from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi and introduced about the various initiatives taken by the CICC in creating awareness among the students w.r.t Natural Rights, Social Justice etc.
In the valedictory session, Online Speakers, Resources Persons, other AIWC Mysuru branch members Program Convener Dr. Bhagyashree S R, Faculty Coordinators and Technical staff were present.