There is a report submittedby Ms Jayanti Natarajan in Rajyasabbha (on 6th April as per the news paper.)
It say that 'share in husband's property, acquired during marriage, be given to Spouse'
It needs an equitable amendment as:-
'Adequate/equal Share in BOTH Spouse's property, acquired during marriage, be given to BOTH Spouses'
I.e. Husband's and wife's property should be taken into consideration together and it should be split.
Not only husband's property be split. Even wife's property should be equally split!
Hence word 'husband' should be replaced by word 'spouse' and word 'wife' be replaced by 'other spouse/marital partner'.
Thus .... it becomes really gender neutral like sec 24 of HMA.
Unless above changes are made ... Above amendments would be vehemantly opposed by all indian hindu males.
Hence women should should be considerate!!, so that atleast above suggested amendments would go through peacefully without any hurdles!!
(Anyways mejority of wives won't have their personal property in their single name more than their husbands!!)
(Legal provisions already in place, in GOA, since a long time!!), wife should have EQUAL share in husbands ancestral property also (rather both spouse should have EQUAL share in their counterpart's ancestral property also )
Again it will make it gender neutral!!
Also Kids (which also include step kids e.g. half blood or uterine blood) as well as adopted kid should have have equal share in both parent's property as well as their ancestral property.
Above to be read as '........In the event of divorce between spouse'.
Share should be equal (E.g. 50-50 if no kids and if there arelet's total 3 kids, then each memeber gets 20%)
It would also abolish concept of stree-dhan as anyways she would get a share in property as above and hence even stree-dhan, dowry etc would be split equally as above!!