Daughters become equal coparceners at birth even if born prior to 2005 amendment to Hindu Succession Act: Supreme Court

The landmark ruling says that even if the father coparcener died before the 2005 amendment, the daughter would still have equal coparcenary rights to inherit her father's share in property.
Daughters become equal coparceners at birth even if born prior to 2005 amendment to Hindu Succession Act: Supreme Court
Supreme Court's landmark ruling on interpretation of S.6 of Hindu Succession Act

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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