New Delhi: India has the right of self-ownership of land, says a new government policy document.
Women have the legal right to property, with men also having the right.
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, which took power on a landslide victory in last month’s elections, said it would revise the Indian Constitution, in a move that has been criticised as a “fantasy”.
The draft is expected to be voted on by Parliament later this month.
Women are allowed to own their own land, while men are allowed only to own houses.
Women will be able to own a stake in a company, while a man can only own a share in a trust.
A woman can also sell land and the proceeds will go to her family.