National Webinar by CHRSS, NUSRL on Women’s Right to Property, Gender Disparity: Register by Feb 8

Centre for Human Rights and Subaltern Studies (CHRSS) of NUSRL, Ranchi is organizing a webinar on Women’s Right to Property, Gender Disparity: Issues and Challenges.


NUSRL, Ranchi has been established by an Act of the State Legislature prompted by the vision of the constitutional forefathers that the law, legal system, and legal institutions have an overreaching role in the human, social, political, and economic development of the Nation. Situated in Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand, NUSRL is established to develop a holistic perspective of legal education in all its ramifications, particularly advocacy, judicial and legal institutional services, legislation, law reforms, and all the research in these areas. With a modest beginning, the University is all set to compete with global economic standards with a deftly crafted teaching-learning methodology. NUSRL endeavors to share the global opportunity in law as well as legal discipline.

About the CHRSS

Centre for Human Rights and Subaltern Studies (CHRSS) was created with an objective to work for the protection of human rights on 7 March 2019. The aim of the Centre is to achieve the goals of Social Justice enshrined in our Preamble and to achieve this goal, the members of the Committee promises to engage in discourse, Seminars, Webinar, Legal Aid so as to ensure that we return even some percent back to the society. The Centre has organized a total of 5 Seminars, 2 webinars, 1 Workshop, and 1 Legal Awareness program. The Centre is currently running a Social Welfare Program with the name “AAHAAR SAB KA ADHIKAAR” under which food is provided daily to the poor and needy free of cost. The Centre has organized two National Seminar titled “Gender Sensitive Education: A Necessity to Eradicate Gender Discrimination” & “Prevention and Abolition of the Practice of Witch-Hunting in India” in collaboration with the National Commission for Women, New Delhi. Centre has come up with its own journal on 10th of December, 2020 titled “NUSRL Journal of Human Rights”. Presently the Centre is headed by Dr. Subir Kumar (Convenor), Dr. Gunjan (Co-Convenor) & Ms. Soni Bhola(Member).

About the Department

On 1st April 2016, the UGC sponsored Women’s Studies Centre was established and within a fortnight a full-fledged independent department of Women’s Studies was created in Patna University, Patna. The vision of the Department is to make a conducive environment for the creation of gender equality in society. Patna University is a premier institution of Higher Education in the state which produces and disseminates knowledge in keeping with the needs of society. Women’s studies is an interdisciplinary entrant in the arena of knowledge and focus on women’s life and struggle, questions women’s subordination in socio-economic, political, and cultural domains, and strives for the transformation of unequal society into one where gender justice and equality sought to be the norm.

Women’s studies center have been organizing programs such as Seminars, Workshops, Lectures, Debates, and Conference, etc. The Centre has organized workshops and seminars on Child abuse, gender sensitization, Intellectual Property Rights, and several other social concern. During the COVID-19 pandemic period, a series of webinars were conducted in the name of SAMVAAD on various burning issues. (SAMVAAD is an online platform to encourage solution-oriented dialogue with the various luminaries). Besides this, the Centre is continuously engaged in awareness generation programs, on social different and philanthropic activities for women, migrant labor, flood victims of Bihar. The Centre is headed by Dr. Sunita. Roy, Associate Professor.

About the Webinar

The struggle over the property rights of women has been a protracted one, and the accomplishments have been few and far between. The inheritance law was of subsequent nature and, more broadly, applied to property owned in absolute seventy only as distinct from the joint family property. The central notion of the Hindu joint family is a shared male ancestor with his lineal descendants. Sons acquired equal interest with the father in their ancestral property as co-participants. While the ancient law gives had given coparcenary rights to only males, they had safeguarded the position of women by way of stridhana. With time this concept degenerated into dowry and the daughter lost control over the property, which was now presumably given on her behalf, and for her happiness, to the husband and his relatives. Consequently, the exclusion of daughters from the coparcenary property became a source of acute hardship and discrimination.

Property rights of Indian Muslim women have evolved out of the continuing struggle between the status quoits and the progressive forces. Indian Muslim women always used to get fewer rights in terms of the right to property in comparison to males. As we know Muslim personal law has not codified their property rights of Muslim women neither the Shias nor the Sunnis. However, Mehr is an important concept in Islamic law that is directly connected with the right to property of Muslim women and the empowerment of the women. Upon the object or property given as a Mehr, the ownership lies exclusively with the women. Further, the grant of absolute ownership of the Mehr property to the Muslim wife shows the revolutionary measure adopted by Muslim personal law to vest women with the property rights to ensure them an equitable marital status. Hence, married Muslim women who had been ever deprived of the status of marriage have such property rights which are exclusively vested in her property rights Under Muslim law, the rules of inheritance are rather strict. A son takes double the share of a daughter, on the other hand, the daughter is the absolute owner of whatever property she inherits. If there is no brother, she gets half a share.

Who is it For?

Students, Academicians, Research Scholars, etc.


Every Participant is required to duly fill the Google Form for Registration.

After filling out the Google Form, the Provisional Registration of the Participant will be complete. Final Registration will be complete when the Participant submits the Payment Proof and the Research Paper. Payment Proof includes a Screenshot of the Online Transaction, Scanned Copy or PDF of the Bank Receipt, or Scanned Copy of the Demand Draft. UTR Number or DD Number should be clearly visible in the submitted Payment Proof. The Final Paper must be submitted in the ‘Word/.docx’ file. PDF files are not allowed. The name of the file should be ‘Participant Code – Name of the Author & Co-author (if any).

E-Certificates will be provided to all the registered participants after they have attended the webinar and filled the feedback form.

E-mail Id for Sending Paper Submission & Payment Proof Submission- chrss8march[at]


  • Last Date for Registration for the Webinar: 8th February 2021
  • Last Date for Submitting the Abstract: 2nd February 2021
  • Last Date for Full Paper Submission: 23rd February 2021
  • Last Date for Payment of Fees: 25th February 2021
  • Acceptance Notification of the Paper: 1st March 2021

Contact information

  • Mr. Swapnil Nayan: 7004219651
  • Shubhank Patel: 9462332597
  • Dr. Subir Kumar: 8873867904
  • Dr. Gunjan: 9234708055
  • Dr. Rakesh Ranjan: 7488175048

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