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J&K women's right bill sent for review
March 08, 2004 14:01 IST
Last Updated: March 08, 2004 14:03 IST
Faced with mounting criticism, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday decided to defer a bill which sought to disqualify women from their right to inherit immovable property if they married a man from outside the state.
The bill has now been referred to a select committee of the legislature.
Earlier in the day, Congress president Sonia Gandhi had asked Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to send the bill to a review committee.
Congress is a constituent of the Peoples Democratic Party-led coalition government in the state.
The Panthers' Party, another ally of the PDP, too has opposed the bill.