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