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Female Intestate Succession under Hindu Law

Gender equality often stands compromised in various personal laws in India, with the legislature's history of having a non-interfering attitude in amending discriminatory personal laws--in order to avoid compromising on their political vote bank--unless rebuked by the judiciary. This article discusses one such admonishment by the courts, a rather progressive development, declaring a part of the female intestate succession scheme under the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 as unconstitutional.

Computerisation of Land Records

Although the computerisation of land records was begun over a decade ago, the project has not been implemented effectively, with the states yet to bring forth their own resources to complete the centrally-sponsored scheme. Besides, there are several constraints in the implementation of such a programme, including issues of investment and technology, which need to be addressed.
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