JULLANG, April 17: Himalayan University (HU) Law Department recently held a webinar on “Ambedkar’s Philosophy for Inclusive Development”.
During the webinar, which was organized as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, APSLSA Member Secretary Jaweplu Chai gave a presentation on “Women Empowerment and Inclusive Development”. She spoke about the rights and status of women in India in general and in Arunachal Pradesh in particular.
Chai also dwelt on customary laws governing the property rights of married women; inheritance of property by children of Arunachali mothers and non-Arunachali fathers; and the rights granted to men and women by law in the context of marriage, divorce, separation, polygamy, etc.
The protection of women under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955, the Special Marriage Act 1954 and the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005, etc., was also examined.
Chai advocated conducting more legal awareness programs on the topics discussed and urged HU law students to “play a proactive role by signing up as paralegal volunteers under the APSLSA.”
The program was inaugurated by HU Registrar Dr Sanjeev Srivastav, in the presence of Invigilator Dr Dipongpu Kamei, Dean (Academics and Research) Dr Ghanshyam and faculty members from the Departments of Political Science and Human Rights Law. the university.