Ancestral property of Hindu Undivided Family can be gifted only for pious purpose and not out of love and affection: Supreme Court

The Court said that a Hindu father or any managing member of a Hindu Undivided Family has the power to make a gift of ancestral property only for a ‘pious purpose’ which is a gift for charitable or religious purpose.
Ancestral property of Hindu Undivided Family can be gifted only for pious purpose and not out of love and affection: Supreme Court
[From L to R] Justice Abdul Nazeer, Justice Krishna Murari and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has held that a deed of gift with regard to the ancestral property of Hindu Undivided executed ‘out of love and affection’ does not come within the scope of the term ‘pious purpose’ (KC Laxmana vs KC Chandrappa Gowda)

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