New Delhi: Delivering yet another landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that daughters will have a right over the parental property in accordance with the 2005 amendment in the Hindu Succession Act. Also Read - Provide Food & Monetary Support Urgently to Starving 1.2 Lakh Sex Workers: SC Directs States
“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”, said a three-judge bench of the top court headed by Justice Arun Mishra. Also Read - Sudarshan TV Row: 'Free Speech, Not Hatred,' Supreme Court Says Media Self-regulation System Toothless
Pronouncing the verdict, Justice Mishra recognizing the importance of conferring equal rights on daughters and sons and said that the daughter shall remain a coparcener throughout life, irrespective of whether her father is alive or not.