The Supreme Court of India has today given a big decision in favor of women. Now daughters will have the right over ancestral property. Let us tell you how much the daughters have rights over the father’s property …
The Supreme Court of India has today given a big decision in favor of women. Now daughters will have the right over ancestral property, even if Koparsner died before the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005 came into force. Hindu women will get equal share of brother in their father’s property. In fact, in the year 2005, this law was made that both son and daughter will have equal rights in their father’s property. Let us tell you how much the daughters have rights over the father’s property …
Let us tell you that in 2005 Hindu Succession Act 1956 was amended. Under this, it has been said that daughters should be given equal share in the ancestral property. Being a Class 1 legal heir, the daughter has as much right over the property as the son. It has nothing to do with marriage. Property of its share can be claimed.
Property can be of two types under Hindu law. Purchased by a father. The second is ancestral property. Which men have been getting for the last four generations. According to the law, both daughter and son have equal right from birth on such property. The law says that the father cannot give such property to anyone from his heart. That is, in this case he cannot bequeath the name of any one. This means that he cannot deprive the daughter of giving her share. From birth, the daughter has the right over the paternal property.
What is the law on the property purchased by the father: If the father has bought the property himself, that is, the father has bought the plot or house with his money, then the daughter’s side is weak. In this case, the father has the right to gift the property to anyone at his will. The daughter cannot object to it.
What will happen when the father dies: If the death of the father is left without a will then all the heirs will have equal rights over the property. If put simply, the Hindu succession law divides male heirs into four classes.
In this, the property first goes to the successors of Class-I. These include widows, daughters and sons or others. Each successor is entitled to a part of the property. This means that the daughter has an equal share in the father’s property. The daughter was born on or before 9 September 2005. In the father’s property, the daughter will have as much right as the son. Be it ancestral property or self occupation. If the father has died before 2005, then the daughter will have no right over the ancestral property. Self-occupation property will be divided according to father’s will.