New Delhi: In a significant and historic judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a daughter has equal right to ancestral property by birth even if the father dies before the coming into existence of Hindu Succession Act in 2005.
Supreme Court said that daughters will have the right over parental property even if the coparcener had died prior to the coming into force of the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005. https://t.co/KibABSasCp
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The three-judge bench held that rights under the amendment are applicable to living daughters of living coparceners as on 9 September 2005, irrespective of when such daughters are born.
Pronouncing the judgement, Justice Arun Mishra says, “Daughters must be given equal rights as sons, daughter remains a loving daughter throughout life. The daughter shall remain a coparcener throughout life, irrespective of whether her father is alive or not.”