B’wood hails SC decision on equal property rights to daughters

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Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Several Bollywood celebrities have hailed the Supreme Court verdict giving equal inheritance right of ancestral property to daughters.

“A big step, a necessary step and I welcome this verdict wholeheartedly,” wrote Ayushmann Khurrana on Instagram Stories.

“In a landmark decision, Supreme Court ensures the unconditional right of a daughter to her parents property. It gives daughters inheritance right to the parental property by birth. A great day in the march for gender equality,” Farhan Akhtar tweeted.

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Actress Shraddha Kapoor posted a screenshot of the news on Instagram Stories and wrote: “About time! Equality.”

“The decision by the Apex Court of India is historic. It gives daughters inheritance right to the parental property by birth. So either son or daughter, both are deemed equal,” Shabana Azmi tweeted.

The apex court on Tuesday ruled that daughters have equal rights in the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) ancestral property. The court held that a daughter gets coparcenary rights in the property even if her father passed away prior to the amendment made to the Hindu Succession Act in 2005.

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