Kathmandu: Laws Related to Women and Children, the book authored by Jivesh Jha and Dr Alok Kumar Yadav, was launched in the 66th convocation ceremony of University of Lucknow in India. The book delves into legal frameworks relating to women and children, covering constitutional, civil (domestic/national) laws and international laws on women and children. The book offers an insight on Indian and international laws in the light of Nepali legal system.
Published by University Book House Jaipur, the book also shows how women in Nepal’s Madhesh and north India go onto rigorous fasting for more than 36 hours during Chhath, abstaining from a single drop of water, to appease Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya for longevity and well-being of their male family members.
Even while chanting Mantras, or while worshiping, the name of goddess comes first. For instance, Radha-Krishna or Sita-Ram, or Gauri-Shankar. Here, the name of goddess appears first.
Authors argue that Nepal’s Constitution, which is a much progressive and gender friendly document, provides a good deal of provisions to upkeep the concerns of women and children.
Jivesh Jha who is currently a Judicial Officer at Janakpur High Court, Rajbiraj Bench, has been writing and researching about constitutional and legal issues of Nepal and India and beyond. Prof Dr Alok Kumar Yadav is a faculty of Law at Lucknow University. Jha has an LLB degree from Uttarakhand Technical University Dehradun (with gold medal) and Master’s degree in Constitutional law.