In Reply To :
Right under hindu succession act
INTROSPECT ON THIS TECHNICALITY;
1. Step-Mother would be classified as Class-II Legal Heir, "ONLY" the purpose of Claim on Deceased Husband's Property, in the capacity of "Father's Widow".
2. Here in the case instant Step-Mother is proposed to be claiming Property of her Deceased Step-Son, in Capacity of "Step Mother" and not as "Father's Widow".
INTERESTING QUESTION !
ANY ANSWERS PLEASE ON ABOVE ?
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