Punjab-Haryana High Court has sought response from the Central Government on gender discrimination and preference given to men in the Property Succession Act. Daksh Kadian, a student of National Law School, has challenged the provisions of the Hindu Succession Act by filing a petition through advocate Sarthak Gupta. dies, according to the provision, in such a situation, priority is given to the heirs of the first category, which includes sons, daughters, grandchildren, etc. If there is no heir of the first category then the second category is given a chance.
In this only the male relative is given priority, that means the successor of his property is his brother. On the other hand, talking about the third category, son’s daughter’s son or son’s daughter’s daughter gets priority. In such a case, the son’s daughter’s daughter will be entitled to all the property, while the son’s daughter’s son will not be entitled. Discrimination is directly against the constitutional provisions. The petitioner also stated that when it comes to distribution of property among close relatives, preference is given to male relatives. In such a situation, there should be a provision to eliminate discrimination on the basis of gender. The High Court has sought a response from the Central Government after hearing the petitioner’s side.
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