Daughters’ Right to Property: Breaking Rigid Patriarchal System & Upgrading Women’s Rights

  • Jeel Pathak
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  • Jeel Pathak

    Student at GLS Law College, Ahmedabad, India.

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One truly said that you could tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women. By this quote, one could easily accept the fact that women have come a long way for their rights and equality in India. Right from cruelty to sexual harassment at the workplace, every legal battle has its own story. One such legal battle fought by women in getting equal rights in their father’s property under Hindu Undivided Family, which are opposing to our customary law, which grants property rights to male descendants. But our judiciary system, on August 11, 2020, introduced the right of daughter over an ancestral property giving equal rights and status to daughter in the family and in the society and upholding the true meaning of article 14 of the Indian constitution. But what is the judgement? How it is historic in its verdict, and how it will change the status of daughters and Hindu undivided families (HUF) under Hindu law? The paper will highlight and analyse the judgement of the daughter’s rights on the property, what it lacks and how it will give a new dimension to the concept of the Right to Equality.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 2014 - 2021

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112724

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