Child of void/voidable marriage has right to parents' ancestral property in Hindu joint family: Supreme Court

The Court held that a child under Section 16(1) and (2) of the Hindu Marriage Act would be a legitimate kin for the purposes of the Hindu Succession Act.
CJI DY Chandrachud, Justice JB Pardiwala, Justice Manoj Misra
CJI DY Chandrachud, Justice JB Pardiwala, Justice Manoj Misra

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that children born out of void or voidable marriages can claim a right in their parents' ancestral property in joint Hindu families following the Mitakshara system of law. [Revanasiddappa and Anr v. Mallikarjun and Ors]

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