The Supreme Court of India has ruled that Hindu Woman is entitled to equal Property Rights examines Adv. R. P. Rathod.
The Supreme Court of India has ruled that “A Hindu woman or girl will have equal property rights along with other male relatives for any partition made in intestate succession after September 2005”.
A bench of justices comprising R. M. Lodha and Jagdish Singh Khehar in a judgment has said that under the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, the daughters are entitled to equal inheritance rights along with other male siblings, which was not available to them prior to the amendment.
The apex court said the female inheritors would not only have the succession rights but also the same liability fastened on the property along with the male members adds Adv. R. P. Rathod.
The Section 6 provides for parity of rights in the coparcenaries property among male and female members of a joint Hindu family on and from 9 September 2005. The legislature has now conferred substantive right in favor of the daughters.
Adv. R. P. Rathod states that Justice Lodha, in the said judgment has rightly observed that according to the Section 6, the daughter of a coparcener becomes a coparcener by birth in her own rights and liabilities in the same manner as the son. The declaration in Section 6 that the daughter of the coparcener shall have same rights and liabilities in the coparcenaries property as she would have been a Son is unambiguous and unequivocal.
The term Coparcener refers to the equal inheritance right of a person in a property. The apex court passed the ruling while upholding the appeal filed by Ganduri Koteshwaramma, daughter of late Chakiri Venkata Swamy, challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s decision not to recognize equal property rights of women along with their male siblings concludes Adv. R. P. Rathod.