The Gujarat High Court, while hearing a case, made it clear that a girl’s right to her parents’ property does not end when she gets married. Daughters are equally entitled to their father’s property.
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Gujarat High Court on Property: After marriage Daughter’s right to father’s property No, this idea is wrong. Gujarat High Court These are great comments. While hearing the case on Friday (January 13), the High Court termed as wrong the mentality of people that after marriage a girl becomes someone else’s property. The Gujarat High Court said society’s perception of daughters and sisters needs to change. The court said, daughter and sister cannot be deprived of property rights because they are married.
While hearing a case, the bench remarked to the petitioners, ‘The sister has married, so she has lost her right to the property, it cannot be. She is your sister. He was born in the same family as you. Therefore, this mindset needs to be changed now that after the daughter’s marriage, her right to the property of her parents ends.
‘A daughter’s marriage does not change her status in the family’
During the hearing of the lower court case, the court also said, ‘The status of a girl in the family does not change after marriage. In the family in which he was born, his place remained. So daughter has no right in parents’ property after marriage, this mentality is wrong and this mentality needs to change. The Gujarat High Court has clearly stated this in the hearing of the case in this regard.
‘If the boy does not marry, if the situation does not change, why should there be a girl?’
The court said in its comments, whether a son of a family is married or single does not change his position in the family. So why will the family’s status change when the girl gets married? Therefore, whether the daughter is married or unmarried, her right to the parental property remains intact.
That decision was challenged in the High Court
Chief Justice Arvind Kumar and Justice A. The Shastri bench was hearing a petition regarding partition of family property. An appeal was filed in the Gujarat High Court challenging the order of the lower court. The petitioner said it was not clear whether his sister had relinquished her claim on the property.