InvestorQ : Can women (daughter) claim an equal share in the ancestral property?
Sneha Balasubramanian made post

Can women (daughter) claim an equal share in the ancestral property?

Answer
user profile image
2 months ago


In a judgment in the apex court this month, the judge ruled that daughters have equal claim to a family property based on the Hindu Succession Act. The court especially clarified that a woman will have an equal share in the undivided family property regardless of whether her father was alive when the law was amended in 2005 or not, which underlines its retrospective effect.

This was highlighted because a 2005 amendment of the Hindu Succession Act did not specify its retrospective property. In 2005 judgment, the Hindu Succession Act was amended to give equal inheritance rights to women.