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Proposal to Amend the Hindu Succession Act, ...

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The Hindu Succession Act, as amended by Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005 (39 of 2005) was passed to give effect to the recommendations made by the Commission in its 174th Report on Property Rights: Proposed Reforms under the Hindu Law. This subject was taken up by the Commission suo motu in view of the pervasive discrimination prevalent against women in relation to laws governing the inheritance/succession of property amongst the members of a joint Hindu family.