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UN hails removal of stamp duty on sale of women's property in J&K

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Hailing government's decision to abolish stamp duty on sale of property owned by women in the state, a agency has termed it as a big step towards women empowerment.

".@unwomenindia acknowledges the positive measure taken by the to abolish stamp duty on the sale of #property registered in the name of #females.

"Huge step towards #women's #empowerment! the India said on the handle.

The body is the agency for gender equality and

The Government on Friday abolished stamp duty on the sale of property registered in the name of females.

This was with the view to encourage families to register property in the name of their female members.

Meanwhile, took to to thank The India for welcoming the decision.

Thank you @unwomenindia. I truly hope this small step towards encouraging families to give women their due resonates all over the country & sets a strong precedent, she said in the tweet.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 14:45 IST