Right in any form of property are
,are claims that are legally &socially
recognized and enforced by external
Property rights include the legal
rights to acquire, own, sell transfer
property ,collect and keep rents, keep
one’s wages, make contract and bring
The new law of succession to women's property has been laid
down in section 15 and 16 of the Hindu succession act 1956.
She is an owner of her property in the same way as any other
individuals can be owner of his or her property, subject to two
(a)She cannot ordinarily alienate the corpus and
(b)On her death it develops upon the next heir of the last full
Sub-section (1) of S.14 . Any
property possessed by a female
Hindu, whether acquired before or
after commencement of this act
,shallbe heald by her as full owner
thereof and not as limited owner .
Sub- section(2) of S.14 .retains
the power of any person or court
to give limited estate to women in
the same manner as limited estate
may be given to any other person
In Section 2 ,it provides that the rights and interest in certain properties which
gets from her husband as limited estate ,shall cease upon her remarriage and
shall devolve as if she had died .
A Hindu woman or girl will have equal property rights along with other male relatives for
any partition made in intestate succession after September 2005, the Supreme Court has
“The new Section 6 provides for parity of rights in the coparcenary property among male
and female members of a joint Hindu family on and from September 9, 2005. The
legislature has now conferred substantive right in favor of the daughters.
“According to the new Section 6, the daughter of a coparcener becomes a coparcener by
birth in her own rights and liabilities in the same manner as the son. The declaration in
Section 6 that the daughter of the coparcener shall have same rights and liabilities in the
coparcenary property as she would have been a son is unambiguous and
unequivocal,”Justice Lodha, writing the judgment, said.
The term coparcener refers to the equal inheritance right of a person in a property.
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