ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 3, ISSUE : 3, July-September, 2015 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
JUDICIAL ACTIVISM AND LEGAL REFORMS RELATING TO WOMEN WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PERSONAL LAW
Dr. Anju Tyagi
 
ABSTRACT
Judicial Activism may be defined as the pro-active role played by the Judiciary in ensuring that the rights and liberties of the people are protected. It may be understood as the role of the court in stepping out from its normal interpretative role. According to the former Chief Justice of India A.M Ahmadi, “Judicial activism is a necessary adjunct of the judicial function since the protection of public interest happens to be its main concern.” This paper is an effort to highlight the progressive judgements given by the judiciary using the tool of Judicial Activism in the field of legal reforms pertaining to personal laws that impact India women.
 
KEYWORD
Judicial activism, legal reforms, progressive judgements, public interest litigation, women empowerment.
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