Offspring of Void/voidable Marriages Entitled to Ancestral Property

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: IE  Context: The Supreme Court has ruled that children born from void or voidable marriages have the right to claim a share of their parents’ ancestral property. However, this right is limited to their parents’ share within the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) governed by Mitakshara Law and does not …

Arunachal Pradesh Draft Inheritance Bill

GS Paper 1 Topics Covered: Women related issues.   Context: Experts have asked the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) to scrap certain provisions from the proposed Arunachal Pradesh marriage and inheritance bill, keeping in view the public sentiment and the state’s interest.   Overview of the draft Bill: Essential conditions of marriage, registration of …