Evaluating the Hindu Code Bill in Strengthening Women Empowerment in India

Anand Deshmukh, Asst Professor
There was no uniform law for Hindu religion. The law was based on Vedas, Srutis, Smirtis and mainly on custom and traditions. These laws were discriminatory against women. The basic rights of women were denied, the women were denied from property rights, succession, inheritance, marriage, right to maintenance etc. The condition of women was very miserable. The Hindu Code Bill brought the drastic changes in the life of women.