In a landmark judgment on Friday, the high court has ordered that
married women born after 1956 will be entitled to an equal right of inheritance of ancestral property from parents. According to the Hindu Succession Act (1956) the right to ancestral property was not given to married women. But it was amended on September 9, 2005, to provide the right to parental property for daughters as an equal right since birth.
Justice N Kumar while listening to an appeal filed by Bangalore resident Pushpalatha, directed that a married daughter is also a co-parcenar (having an equal right to ancestral property along with male siblings) and is entitled to equal share as that of the sons in co-parcenary properties and the marriage in a way affects her right to get equal share in the co-parcenary property to married woman since 1956.