Despite amendments to the Hindu Succession Act in 2005, the issue of equal right of daughters to their parental property has become entangled in mutually contradictory legal interpretations. According to the Supreme Court, if a woman’s father died before 9 November 2005, she would not get any share in his property. The law already provides that if the inherited property has been divided before 20 December 2004, the amendment would not apply to it. The matter has now been referred to a full bench of three judges (Justices Arjan Sikri, Ashok Bhushan and M.R. Shah).
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