Children born of a cohabiting relationship will also have part of the ancestral property

  • Suchitra K. Mohanty
  • for BBC Hindi

image source, REUTERS / ADNAN ABIDI

The Supreme Court has given an important decision regarding the distribution of property among Hindus. According to the decision of the Supreme Court, children born to a couple who have lived together for a long time without marriage will have part of the ancestral property.

Supreme Court Judge S Abdul Nazeer and Judge Vikram Nath handed down this decision. While giving this decision, the Supreme Court overturned the decision of the Kerala High Court, which said that the children of a couple living together without marriage cannot get a share of the family property.

In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court said, “Illegal children born to a couple who have been together for a long time without getting married will have a share of the family property.”

As for the couple whose case had reached the Supreme Court, the court said that couple had been living together for some time. He maintained his relationship as that of a married couple. Therefore, your child will be entitled to a fair share of the ancestral property.

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