Position of women in India after the verdict of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of inheritance!
The Supreme Court of India has explained and expanded the Hindu women’s right to be the coparcener (joint legal heir) and inherit ancestral property on terms equal to male heirs.
The judgment pertains to the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005.
The Apex Court of India stated that a Hindu woman’s right to be a joint heir to the ancestral property is by birth and does not depend on whether her father is alive or not.
Coparcenary (joint-heirship) is to be established by birth hence, the father doesn’t need to be living as on 9th September 2005, when the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act was enacted.
The Supreme Court of India also expanded and promoted the amendments done in 2005 which removed the discrimination as contained in Section 6 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 by giving equal rights to daughters.নতুন পৃথিবী।
Taken from “Position of women in India, past and present!“by Subrata Mukherjee.
Volume I, pages 560, Published by Achiever Publication.
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