***PROF.B.P.MAHESH CHANDRA GURU
India has also ratified various international conventions and human rights instruments committing to secure equal rights of women and empowerment of women. The Constitution makers were sensitive to the problems faced by women and made specific provisions relating to their protection, welfare and progress. There are several articles which guarantee equality, liberty, justice, protection and empowerment of women in India. There are a good number of legal measures adopted by the Government of India in the post independence era to ensure the welfare and progress of women. These provisions have not been strictly enforced by the authorities due to lack of social commitment and political will. India cannot emerge as a powerful nation without the empowerment of women who matter most.