SOME KEY CHANGES IN HINDU IN­HER­I­TANCE LAWS

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In a re­cent case in the Delhi High Court, the po­si­tion of the el­dest mem­ber of the fam­ily, a fe­male, as karta, was ques­tioned The High Court of Delhi in its judg­ment on De­cem­ber 22, 2015, in the mat­ter of Su­jata Sharma (plain­tiff) vs Manu Gupta (de­fen­dant) em­pow­ered the women to be a karta of the Hindu Un­di­vided Fam­ily (HUF) In this case, the court had to de­cide whether the plain­tiff, be­ing the first-born amongst the co­parceners of the HUF prop­erty, would by virtue of her birth, be en­ti­tled to be its karta Her claim was op­posed by a few mem­bers of the fam­ily while the oth­ers said they had no prob­lems with her be­ing the karta. On be­half of the plain­tiff, it was con­tended that a daugh­ter af­ter the Amend­ment to Hindu Suc­ces­sion Act in 2005 was a co­parcener in the HUF, there­fore she had equal rights as a son

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