19 November 2015
Dear Experts, As we know few weeks back SC ruled daughters whose fathers died before 2005 not eligible for equal property rights, I would like to ask one fundamental question? What if father died before 2005 and mother after 2005? does this rule still applicable even if mother died after 2005? also what are the aspects which allows shares in father property for a girl & what are the aspects which blocks shares in father property? Regards Venkatesh
22 November 2015
The Supreme Court Judgment has not altered any law not is it within its jurisdiction to do so. Daughters are eligible for inheritance of her father's property since 1956 when the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 was enacted.
Supreme Court only interpreted the Amendment Act, 2005.
The query is only an academic one. If you are really interested why r u not going through the judgment? It is available in the Supreme Court Website.