Backing women’s equal right over parental property, Supreme Court on Tuesday rules sensational verdict. Reiterating that a woman is entitled to the equal right over parental property, the apex court stressed the amendment made in the Hindu Succession Act in 2015.
Hearing a batch of appeals filed at the apex court, a three-judge bench, headed by Justice Arun Kumar Mishra on Tuesday ruled that a daughter would be a ‘coparcener’ since birth, and have the ‘same rights and liabilities’ like a son.
“A son is a son till he is married but a daughter is always a loving one for the rest of their life for her father. The daughter shall remain a coparcener (one who shares equally with others in the inheritance of an undivided joint family property) throughout life, irrespective of whether her father is alive or not,” stated that court.
The Supreme Court also clarified that the law applied to all daughters, irrespective of whether they were born before or after the coming of the law. The bench further directed that matters pending in trial courts on this issue be decided in six months.