Indian Women Inheritance Rights Supreme Court's Order

The Supreme Court of India made an epoch-making order and officially recognized that Indian women also have inheritance rights


After the promulgation of our Civil Code, there have been some changes in the legal relationship, such as inheritance rights. In the past, there were only two people in line with inheritance rights in our country. Apart from these two rankings, we do not have the third ranking. In other words, in the traditional sense, a person's nephew and niece do not have the right to inherit.


The civil code after this adjustment gave these people the right of inheritance. They can inherit the inheritance of their uncles, aunts, and aunts by subrogation. This is indeed an improvement.


This is because there have been cases in the country where there was no confiscation of the heir’s property, so after talking about our country, some netizens want to ask, what is the inheritance in India?


What is what is women inheritance in India

Because we have known for a long time that India is actually very unequal between men and women, and whether Indian women have inheritance rights. Let’s say that, the status of Indian women is indeed relatively low.


We’ve talked about it in the past, you want to marry a wife in China, men buy a car and buy a house and they have to give a betrothal gift, India just the other way, men don’t have to pay a penny, women you have to give a large dowry to a male family, and after you get married , Your status is particularly low.


In ancient times, let’s not talk about it. Even in modern society, according to the Indian law drawn up in 1956, women have no inheritance rights in the family.


What do you mean, if my family has property, the male son is the heir and he has the right to inherit, and the female is not called heir, but family member.


As a family member, you can get a little subsidy from the family property, but I'm sorry, you don't have the right to inherit the family property, which is quite similar to ancient my country.



We know that in ancient times, if your daughter married someone else, her surname would have to be changed. That would be equivalent to another family. 

Then you naturally have no inheritance rights to your native family, and only your son has the inheritance rights.


Even in ancient times, many families were not separated from one another, and passed down from generation to generation. By now, our country has long been different from ancient times, and equality between men and women is consistent.


Many believe that most families in Asia today do not have this concept, saying that my property can only be given to my son or even my nephew, but I cannot give it to my daughter. Indian women have really fought for decades.


Legal rights on women inheritance

It took nearly 50 years from 1956 to 2005 to adjust this law. In 2005, the relevant laws in India finally stipulated that daughters and sons are equal, and they have the right to inherit the inheritance of their parents.


And everyone is divided equally. It is not that you have to divide less if you are a female. Even if as a lady you marry someone else and become a member of another family, you have the right to inherit the property of your original family.


To say that this is a big improvement, but after the passage of this law, there are still many details that have not been clarified. 

For example, if the father died in 2005, that is, before the new law was enacted, then the daughter still has No inheritance right?

In other words, whether the daughter was born on September 9, 2005, that is, before the new law was promulgated, has the right to inheritance. 

Because of the issue of the prosecution period, various lawsuits have often been fought in India in recent years.


Supreme Court of India Judicial Interpretation on Women Rights

Until recently, the Supreme Court of India finally issued a judicial interpretation. The Supreme Court of India issued a ruling that the daughter must enjoy the same rights as the son, and the joint inheritance rights that the daughter has are inherent and last throughout their lives.


Regardless of whether her father is alive or not, she has this right. The case of the Supreme Court of India is epoch-making according to the words of the Indian media. It finally confirms that India is equal to men and women, and that daughters and sons have the same rights.


This is really a big progress, but of course we are also aware that it will take a long time from the determination of the law to the implementation of practice. India has said that castes has been abolished since the founding of the country, but the concept of caste is still deeply rooted in the hearts of the people today.


Therefore, India’s law on equality between men and women has been drawn up. There is still a long way to go to truly achieve equality between men and women.

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