Women Rights in Hindu Succession Act 1956

  • Anuj Goyal
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  • Anuj Goyal

    Advocate, India

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Hindu succession amendment act 2005, gave change in the rights of woman in coparcenery as equal to male member. After 09-09-2005 women gets equal right in property. Every hindu female can use her property as absolute right and have full ownership of any property. After the judgment of supreme court in Vineeta Sharma vs. Rakesh Sharma any women will get equal status in property and same freedom as son, whether she born before of death of her father. Gender inequality regulation now has been changed. When the property to be inherited is ancestral property, shared equally from birth, either by the daughter or by the son. However, if the property is acquired by the father himself, he has the right to dispose of it as he sees fit. With regard to own property, the father can decide not to give the property to his son or daughter, he can choose to give it or give it to anyone. HSA amendment Act of 2005 made significant changes, which gave women the status of joint heirs. Article 30 of the 1956 law recalls this. Previously, only Hindu men could dispose of their property by will and now Hindu women have the same rights. The court chose between these two positions, first, to give women an equal right from birth to complicit liberty and paternal life, on the effective date of the amendment.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 336- 340

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114341

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