Female intestate succession under The Hindu Succession Act, 1956

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The patriarchal domination is firmly rooted in the Indian society, including laws such as the succession laws under various personal laws including the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (HSA). The socio-economic changes have placed women in a much better position and at par with men. But it seems that these changes have no impact on the… Read more »

The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 : A view

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Hindu Succession Act, 1956 came into force on 17th June, 1956 dealing with intestate succession among Hindus and is based on the rule of succession of Mitakshara principle of propinquity, i.e. preference of heir on the basis of proximity of relationship. The Act lays down a uniform and comprehensive system of inheritance and applies, inter… Read more »