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The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 and the Amendment Act of 2005

Pradeep Kulshrestha, Huma Baqa.

Abstract
The constituent discussions on the Hindu Code which led to the 1956 Hindu Succession Act show modes, signs and consequences of continuity as well as disjunction between colonial & post - colonial periods in India. This research paper elucidates the provisions of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 and the ensuing Amendment Act of 2005 which did away with the discriminating provisions of the previous Act. The Act discriminated against women and did not allow them to inherit their ancestral property. The 2005 Amendment Act was a much required legislation as the Constitution of India prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any field. Although the Act systematized the process of succession, it has some lacunas which were fulfilled by the ensuing Act. The paper concludes with talking about the need of such legislations which uplift the status of women in a society which is patriarchal to its very core.

Key words: Amendment, Hindu, Succession, Women.


 
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Pradeep Kulshrestha, Huma Baqa. The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 and the Amendment Act of 2005. JCR. (2020), [cited August 17, 2021]; 7(10): 1337-1341. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.262



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Pradeep Kulshrestha, Huma Baqa (2020) The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 and the Amendment Act of 2005. JCR, 7 (10), 1337-1341. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.262



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Pradeep Kulshrestha, Huma Baqa. 2020. The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 and the Amendment Act of 2005. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (10), 1337-1341. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.262



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Pradeep Kulshrestha, Huma Baqa. "The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 and the Amendment Act of 2005." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1337-1341. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.262



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Pradeep Kulshrestha, Huma Baqa. "The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 and the Amendment Act of 2005." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.10 (2020), 1337-1341. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.262



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Pradeep Kulshrestha, Huma Baqa (2020) The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 and the Amendment Act of 2005. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (10), 1337-1341. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.10.262