Supreme Court : Child of Muslim man & Hindu woman entitled to dad’s property

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said a child born out of marriage between a Muslim man and Hindu woman cannot be denied share in the father’s property despite such marriage being irregular (fasid).

A bench of Justices N V Ramana and Mohan M Shantanagoudar said such marriages are neither valid (sahih) nor void (batil) marriage, but merely an irregular (fasid) marriage and a child is entitled to claim share in the father’s property. The SC passed the order in a property dispute case where the son born out of such a marriage was denied share in his father’s property.