The Supreme Court today held that daughters would have equal coparcenery rights in Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) properties even if they were born before the 2005 amendment to the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 and regardless of whethertheir father coparcener had died before the amendment. (Vineeta Sharma v. Rakesh Sharma).
In effect, the Court has ruled that the 2005 amendment would have retroactive effect in conferring rights on daughters who were alive at the time of the amendment, even if they were born prior to it.
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