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Concept of stridhana

Shivendra Pratap Singh

Advocate (Lucknow)

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Stridhana is a concept recognized in the Mitakshara school of Hindu law, which governs the inheritance laws and family relations of Hindus in northern and western India, including states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat. The concept refers to property that belongs exclusively to a woman, such as gifts or inheritance from her father, brother, or husband.

Stridhan property

Stridhana property is considered to be the separate property of a woman and is not considered as part of the joint family property. It is considered to be the property of the woman and she has complete control over it. Stridhana property can be inherited by the woman’s daughter, but not by her son.

Stridhana property can include various forms of property, such as:

  • Property inherited from father
  • Property inherited from mother
  • Property inherited from husband
  • Property gifted by husband or in-laws
  • Property acquired by a woman through her own efforts
  • Property acquired through a Will

Woman has an exclusive right in stridhan

According to the Mitakshara school of Hindu law, a woman has an exclusive right in her stridhana property. Stridhana property is considered to be the separate property of a woman and is not considered as part of the joint family property. It is considered to be the property of the woman and she has complete control over it. The woman can manage, use, and dispose of the property as she wishes.

It is also important to note that Stridhana property is not subject to partition or division among the coparceners of a joint Hindu family. The woman has an exclusive right to the property and it cannot be claimed by any other member of the family.

Stridhana property can include various forms of property such as property inherited from father, mother, husband, property gifted by husband or in-laws, property acquired by a woman through her own efforts and property acquired through a Will.

Husband’s right in stridhan

The husband does not have any right in his wife’s stridhana property. Stridhana property is considered to be the separate property of a woman, and it is not considered as part of the joint family property. It is considered to be the property of the woman and she has complete control over it. The woman can manage, use, and dispose of the property as she wishes.

Gift of stridhan

A woman can give her stridhana property as a gift to anyone she wants, including her husband, children, or other family members. However, the gift must be made voluntarily and without any coercion or undue influence. A gift of stridhana property is valid only if it is made with the woman’s free will and with full knowledge of the nature and extent of the property being gifted.

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Shivendra Pratap Singh

Advocate (Lucknow)

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