Report No. 174
4.2 Mitakshara Joint Family to be retained or not and reasons for doing so? -
Out of the 67 respondents, the majority opposed retention of the Mitakshara Coparcenary. The two main reasons indicated for this opposition were, the coparcenary system discriminates against women and the legislative changes have already eroded the utility of the coparcenary system. The few who favoured its retention were of the view that it protects the financially weaker members of the family, gives better rights to males and helps in agriculture and business activities of the family.