Hindu succession act 1956 is amended in 2005 and the main amendmend is " On and from the commencement of the hindu succession(amendment) act 2005, in a joint Hindu Family governed by the Mitaktshara law the daughter of the coparcener shall:
a)by birth become a coparcener in her own right in the same manner as the son;
b)have the same rights in the coparcenary property as she would have had if she had been a son;"
And as such from 2005 daughters have the same right as the sons have.
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In Islam a woman has no financial obligation and the economical responsibility lies on the shoulders of the man. Before a woman is married it is the duty of the father or brother to look after the lodging, boarding, clothing and other financial requirements of the woman. After she is married it is the duty of the husband or the son. Islam holds the man financially responsible for fulfilling the needs of his family. In order to do be able to fulfill the responsibility the men get double the share of the inheritance. For example, if a man dies leaving about Rs. One Hundred and Fifty Thousand, for the children (i.e one son and one daughter) the son inherits One Hundred Thousand rupees and the daughter only Fifty Thousand rupees. Out of the one hundred thousand which the son inherits, as his duty towards his family, he may have to spend on them almost the entire amount or say about eighty thousand and thus he has a small percentage of inheritance, say about twenty thousand, left for himsel