HUF can have female member as ‘karta’ rules Delhi High Court [Read judgment]

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'.

As per Hindu Law, a 'karta' is defined as the senior-most family member,  entitled to manage family affairs. This position has traditionally been held by men.

However, the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act of 2005 had paved way for the recognition of a daughter a co-parcener by birth in . . .

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