Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has hailed the Supreme Court verdict that gives daughters equal right to inherit property. He said it is a big and necessary step.
“The Supreme Court has held that daughters, like sons, have an equal birth right to inherit ancestral property, and the amendment to the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 will have retrospective effect. (It is) A big step, a necessary step and I welcome this verdict wholeheartedly,” said the actor.
Ayushmann Khurrana has carved his niche working in socially relevant films like “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan”, “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan“, “Badhaai Ho” and “Article 15”.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s response came in after the Supreme Court on Tuesday held that daughters cannot be deprived of their right to equality. They will have a share in the parental property in accordance with the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, irrespective of whether the father is alive or not at the time of its enactment.
A bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra and comprising Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and M. R. Shah, said: “The provisions contained in the substituted Section 6 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 confer status of coparcener on the daughter born before or after amendment in the same manner as son with same rights and liabilities.”
Justice Mishra said: “A daughter is for a lifetime. Once a daughter, always a daughter.”
On the work front, Ayushmann Khurrana was last seen in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.