Inheritance rights of adopted children vary on the basis of religion

Hindu and Christian personal law treat adopted child on a par with natural-born ones

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Under Hindu law, an adopted son or daughter is treated exactly the same as a natural-born child

Bindisha Sarang Mumbai
The High Court of Karnataka has ruled that adopted children have the same rights as biological children and can’t be discriminated against when they apply for their deceased parent’s job on compassionate grounds. The court, in the case of Girish, s/o Vinayan K Muttatti Vs State of Karnataka & others, said that the state government must give a compassionate appointment to the adopted son.

Against the backdrop of this case, let us try to understand the legal and inheritance rights of children under various circumstances.

Rights of adopted children

First Published: Nov 29 2022 | 6:26 PM IST

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