hindu law

The Concept of will

Corporate Law - A Will becomes enforceable only after the death of the testator. It gives absolutely no rights to the legatee (the person who inherits) until the death of the testator. It has no effect during the lifetime of the testator. A testator can change his Will, at any time, in any manner he deems fit. ...

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What happens if a person dies without a will? How Hindu Succession Act Applies?

Corporate Law - A written and a registered Will, is the best and most convenient way for you to pass on your estate to the persons whom you want to....

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Applicability of Hindu Succession Law when a person dies unwilled

Corporate Law - When a person dies unwilled, then The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 applies for division of wealth. This law applies to Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs. Money is so powerful that relation doesn’t take time to break. Family members can really fight over the issue of who gets how much out of the wealth and a lot of times unexpected things...

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Understanding Uniform Civil Code

Corporate Law - If we require Uniform Civil Code, does this mean India does not have a civil law or India is not a civil society? India is perfectly a civil society. The Constitution of India, 1950 being the highest piece of law. Even parliament cannot change the basic structure of constitution of India. Later, Code of Civil Procedures, 1908, Criminal pr...

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Removing Gender Bias is abrogation of freedom of religion?

Corporate Law - a) In recent past, Bombay HC held that, women can enter any part of Shani temple. b) Currently, a three member bench of SC is considering an issue of constitutional validity of Ban on entry of women into a temple in a case from kerala. Apparently, from the discussion that took place in the court room, it is more likely that, the bench wil...

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Unmarried Hindu woman has equal property rights

Corporate Law - An unmarried Hindu woman is entitled to equal share in ancestral or coparcenery property along with other male members under the amended Hindu Succession Act, the Supreme Court has held. Coparcenary refers to equal inheritance which was restricted only to male members of the Hindu Undivided Family but after succesive amendements several s...

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Marriage between a Hindu and a non-Hindu not valid under Hindu Marriage Act- Delhi HC

Corporate Law - The marriage between a Hindu and a non-Hindu solemnised as per the Hindu rites is neither valid nor the parties can claim any benefits under the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA), the Delhi High Court has ruled....

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Ancestral family property can be ‘gifted’ away : Bombay HC

Corporate Law - he Bombay High Court ruled on Wednesday that no part of an ancestral family property can be ‘gifted’ away. The court in a landmark order while resolving the dispute over a 69-year-old gift deed declared as void the document dating back to 1941, which said that Miraj resident Mallapa had gifted a portion of his ancestral property to hi...

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Daughter have equal rights in Parents property prospectively: SC

Prakash & Ors Vs Phulavati & Ors (Supreme Court of India) - Supreme Court held In the case of Prakash & Ors vs. Phulavati & Ors that the text of the amendment itself clearly provides that the right conferred on a ‘daughter of a coparcener’ is ‘on and from the commencement of Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005’....

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Women can be Karta of HUF: Delhi High Court

Mrs. Sujata Sharma Vs Shri Manu Gupta (Delhi High Court) - In a judgment that is expected to have far reaching ramifications, 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....

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The Concept of will

A Will becomes enforceable only after the death of the testator. It gives absolutely no rights to the legatee (the person who inherits) until the death of the testator. It has no effect during the lifetime of the testator. A testator can change his Will, at any time, in any manner he deems fit. ...

Read More
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What happens if a person dies without a will? How Hindu Succession Act Applies?

A written and a registered Will, is the best and most convenient way for you to pass on your estate to the persons whom you want to....

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Applicability of Hindu Succession Law when a person dies unwilled

When a person dies unwilled, then The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 applies for division of wealth. This law applies to Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs. Money is so powerful that relation doesn’t take time to break. Family members can really fight over the issue of who gets how much out of the wealth and a lot of times unexpected things...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Understanding Uniform Civil Code

If we require Uniform Civil Code, does this mean India does not have a civil law or India is not a civil society? India is perfectly a civil society. The Constitution of India, 1950 being the highest piece of law. Even parliament cannot change the basic structure of constitution of India. Later, Code of Civil Procedures, 1908, Criminal pr...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Removing Gender Bias is abrogation of freedom of religion?

a) In recent past, Bombay HC held that, women can enter any part of Shani temple. b) Currently, a three member bench of SC is considering an issue of constitutional validity of Ban on entry of women into a temple in a case from kerala. Apparently, from the discussion that took place in the court room, it is more likely that, the bench wil...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Daughter have equal rights in Parents property prospectively: SC

Prakash & Ors Vs Phulavati & Ors (Supreme Court of India)

Supreme Court held In the case of Prakash & Ors vs. Phulavati & Ors that the text of the amendment itself clearly provides that the right conferred on a ‘daughter of a coparcener’ is ‘on and from the commencement of Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005’....

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Women can be Karta of HUF: Delhi High Court

Mrs. Sujata Sharma Vs Shri Manu Gupta (Delhi High Court)

In a judgment that is expected to have far reaching ramifications, 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....

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Assessment and Taxability of Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)​ ♠ Hindu Undivided Family (‘HUF’) is treated as a ‘person’ under section 2(31) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (herein after referred to as ‘the Act’). HUF is a separate entity for the purpose of assessment under the Act. ♠ Under Hindu Law, an HUF is a family which consists of all […]...

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Partition of Hindu Undivided Family and Its Taxation

As we know HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) is assessed as a separate person under provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961. It has its own identity and right to own property but not a juristic person. It can sue and be sued as a person. It is governed by Karta of the family and consists of coparceners of a single family. ...

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Presentation on HUF – WHY AN HUF?

CA Sagar Kakkad WHY AN HUF? Because you can save up to INR 5 Million in Present Value Terms !! Assumptions Your current age is 30 years and your life expectancy is 70 years Government increases the basic exemption limit by average INR 25 k per year and deductions by average INR 5 k per […]...

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