WOMEN TO BE THE KARTHA OF AN HUF – RULES DELHI HIGH COURT IN A LANDMARK JUDGMENT !!!!!


WOMEN TO BE KARTHA OF A HUF-DELHI HIGH COURT

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JUDGMENT

 

  • The Delhi High Court has ruled that a female member of a Hindu Undivided Family can also be the ‘karta’
  • Falling prey to the patriarchal system, this role of leadership has been traditionally inherited by men of the household. This gave rise to familial disturbance, conflict between siblings and a lot of cases regarding to property rights.
  • The HC ruling is important because it takes the 2005 reform in the Hindu Succession Act to its logical conclusion.
  • Earlier, in his absence the next eldest male member after him is entitled to be the Karta, however with Delhi High Court’s decision, an eldest female member can become the Karta.

 

Citation- Mrs. Sujata Sharma vs Shri Manu Gupta (Delhi High Court), CS(OS) 2011/2006, Date of Judgment: 22-12-2015

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