Chandigarh: Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress, a
frontal organisation of the Congress on Tuesday demanded that
right to succession of the ancestral property should be
restricted to unmarried daughters only, and married woman
should be barred from inheriting it.
"The right to succession should be restricted to
unmarried daughters like in Karnataka, Andhra Pardesh and
Maharashtra," organisation`s chairman Shamsher Singh Surjewala
said at a press conference here.
Earlier on June 24 this year, Punjab government had
amendment section 5 (1) of Punjab Land Reforms Act 1972 to
make the adult daughters also eligible to share separate
permissible area along with adult sons.
He also suggested to incorporate an amendment to Hindu
Succession Act, wherein 50 per cent of the land owned by the
husband automatically gets transferred to the wife on
"It will give added security not only to the institution
of marriage itself, but will also prove to be an important
source of economic independence for the wives in the
eventuality of divorce," he said.
Claiming of right over ancestral property by daughters of
the family (mostly married) has resulted in disintegration of
the family, he alleged.
He also demanded to do away with `Maximum Land Ceiling`
to make the `Second Green Revolution` possible.
He appealed to the Prime Minister, Congress chief and
Union Agriculture Minister to take necessary steps on these