The Supreme Court recently made a historic decision about the rights of daughters to property. It ruled that daughters would have equal coparcenaries rights in Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) properties despite whether or not the father coparcener has died before the amendment.
B-town celebs have taken to their social media handles to celebrate the verdict.
“In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ensures the unconditional right of a daughter to her parent’s property. It gives daughters inheritance right to parental property by birth. A great day in the march for gender equality,” Farhan Akhtar tweeted.
In a landmark decision, Supreme Court ensures the unconditional right of a daughter to her parents property. It gives daughters inheritance right to the parental property by birth. A great day in the march for gender equality. 👍🏽👍🏽🏆— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 12, 2020
Actress Shraddha Kapoor posted a screenshot of the news on Instagram Stories and wrote: “About time! Equality.”
Very heartbreaking to hear about the #KozhikodeAirCrash. Prayers and healing to the injured passengers. Deepest condolences and strength to those who have lost their loved ones 💔🙏— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) August 7, 2020
Ayushmann Khurrana took to his Instagram stories to celebrate the decision. He wrote, ”The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that daughters, like sons, have an equal birthright to inherit ancestral property and the amendment to the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 will have retrospective effect. A big step, a necessary step and I welcome this verdict wholeheartedly”.
“The decision by the Apex Court of India is historic. It gives daughters inheritance right to parental property by birth. So either son or daughter, both are deemed equal,” veteran actor Shabana Azmi also tweeted about the judgment.
SC Rules Today To Ensure Unconditional Right Of An Indian Daughter To Her Parents’ Property The decision by the Apex Court of India is historic. It gives daughters inheritance right to the parental property by birth.— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) August 11, 2020
So either son or daughter, both are deemed equal.👏👏
The apex court on Tuesday ruled that daughters have equal rights in the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) ancestral property. The court held that a daughter gets coparcenary rights in the property even if her father passed away prior to the amendment made to the Hindu Succession Act in 2005.
A bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra and comprising Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and M.R. Shah, said: “The provisions contained in the substituted Section 6 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 confer the status of coparcener on the daughter born before or after amendment in the same manner as a son with same rights and liabilities.”