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A daughter is entitled to equal property rights under the amended Hindu Succession Act: Supreme Court

In a major development, the apex court in its order said that a daughter is entitled to equal property rights under the amended Hindu Succession Act.

“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,” the apex court added.

A three-Judge bench passed the verdict in appeals raising the issue of whether the amendment to the Act granting equal rights to daughters to inherit ancestral property would have retrospective effect, Bar and Bench reported.

Recognizing the importance of conferring equal rights on daughters and sons, Justice Mishra, while reading out the operative part of the judgment said,

“Daughters have to be given equal share of coparcenary rights in share of property like the son.”

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