SC decides property dispute pertaining to inheritance of assets belonging to one P.S. Dahrawka, who had 8 children with wife Kaithuami: Seven daughters and a son.
Among some ethnic communities in the Northeast, the right to inherit property depends on whether one took care of their parents in old age.
In Mizoram, the ‘Mizo Customary Law’ backs this system. This law was cited by the Supreme Court while hearing a property dispute matter Tuesday, as it affirmed the rights of a divorcée daughter and granddaughter of a Mizo to inherit his property, despite objections by several other family members.