The government of our country plays a very role towards the minority people which is too much cofusing and hard to say that the government really feels for their unending misseries.It is believed because though the neighbouring country(INDIA) have taken almost all necessary steps to remove the hindrances created by the hindu personal law for the equal enjoyment of all human rights but still in our country it was not the reality.besides the government can’t show any reasonable cause for this shortcoming. The only cause behind that which have always remained un-uttered is that the political parties whoever forming the government want to take a risk in this patriarchial society which may cause a consequential removal of support from them as most of the hindu personal law allows unethical benefit towards men and supression towards women. As a result the political parties always give promises before the election that gives a hope for thse deprived hindu women bit after forming the government they just forget whatever they said and this is possibke because of the unconsciusness of the women.However the government of Bangladesh has adopted a National Women Development Policy (NWDP) to promote women’s equality without regards for their religion. In a move full of symbolism, the policy was launched on 7 March, a day before International Women’s Day. Under the NWDP, women will have greater rights in employment, inheritance and education. Inheritance is the new legislation’s sticky point. According to the Qur‘an, not all children are entitled to the same share of inheritance; women can only claim a quarter of what men get. Under the new rules, every child would inherit get the same share. For NWFP’s opponents, this would violated the holy text of Islam and be unfair to men, because if women inherit less than men do, that is because the latter are required to provide for her. That is why women do not need to have a larger dowry.
The government of Bangladesh had tried to adopt a similar policy in the past. The first time was in 1997 with what was then called the Women Development Policy. It never got off to a start. The second attempt came in 2007, under a caretaker government, but it too generated a strong protest movement. This time, Prime Minister Hasina and members of her government have repeatedly said that the new legislation does not violate the Qur‘an or the Sunna, and that they are committed to promoting Islam. The fight is thus all within the Islamic camp over interpretation and nuances. Now the most conservative forces in the country along with the main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), are waiting to take advantage of any faux pas by the government . Each word is thus carefully examined because if the National Women Development Policy is adopted, it could radically change the principles on which laws are based. Family law in Bangladesh is based on Islamic law even though the constitution is not.
The current constitution was adopted in 1972 and was originally more secular and socialist oriented. It was substantially changed under a military regime, which gave it a more Islamic hue. However, the High Court issued a ruling in 2007 that declared the changes made by the military illegal and unconstitutional. The convenor of the International Women’s Day’s Hundred Years Celebration Committee Lakkhi Chakrabarti, said that the state minister had promised to the women activists that the government would implement a women policy which would be free from all kinds of discrimination.But the cabinet approved the women policy without consulting us and it deceived the women movement as women did not get equal right to property .Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Barrister Shafique Ahmed said the National Women Development Policy 2011 has been framed in accordance with the constitution but not to hurt anybody from religious point of view.He made the statement to dispel any doubt about its purpose as Islamic clerics kicked up the dust over the policy . Such statements actually again gives an impression that the women are going to be deprived again because the provisions of shariat and equal rights to property are conflicting to each other. However the same is the condition in case of the Hindu personal law though still there is no reactions demonstrated by them but the effect would still be the same as it would not be practicable for the government to take steps which will not be in equal effect to every women in the country. For that will again establish only the belief that discrimination in the country will not be abolished.