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Uniform civil code needed for gender issues, says Goa Governor

Mridula Sinha said that she had studied the Goa civil code which grants property rights to women, and had also held wide ranging deliberations with various women's organisations.

By: PTI | Panaji | Published: February 9, 2018 9:21 pm
Uniform civil code needed for gender issues, says Goa Governor Goa Governor Mridula Sinha.

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha today advocated a uniform civil code in the country on the lines of the Goa civil code, adding that the situation of women, in terms of economic and social security, was better in the coastal state than other parts of the country.

She was speaking after inaugurating the 3rd edition of the ‘Difficult Dialogues’ on gender equality here.

Sinha said that she had studied the Goa civil code which grants property rights to women, and had also held wide ranging deliberations with various women’s organisations.

“We have to define an Indian woman. We have Hindu women or Muslim women or Christian women when it comes to issues like gender,”she said.

Sinha said women should invest in their duties and earn their rights, adding that the difficult challenge today was how a woman rooted in traditional moorings could prosper and move ahead.

Stating that a woman did her duty with pleasure, Sinha said that proper security was her right.

The two-day conference has panel dicussions on gender and has speakers like filmmaker Prakash Jha, politicians Salman Khurshid and Renuka Chowdhury among others.

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  1. Neem Neem
    Feb 9, 2018 at 10:06 pm
    Our secularism is not in tune with what Dr.Ambedkar envisaged.Three important clauses 1.Uniform civil code 2.No reservation more than 10 years 3. Revocation of article 370 ensuring no restriction of movement of people anywhere in the country by saying it is Muslim area or Christian state. 3.Reservation policy is full of flaws with least regard for economic criteria even within the SCs/STs and bunching of castes without ensuring all deprived castes are benefited proportionately according to their population and adding castes for political vote banks than the real purpose for which reservation is intended. In the case of OBCs if any one having is income less than Rs 8 lakhs is made eligible for reservation then automatically what about those in other castes who are earning less than Rs 8/ laks? 4. Is Sharia and Papal laws are above Cons ution, which Ambedkar never intended. After in dependence till date we don't have secularism without any idea of India which Dr.Ambedkar envisaged
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