Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Government’s proposal to make it compulsory to register an urban residential-property only in joint names is a step in right direction aimed to make wives joint owners with their husbands in such purchases. Even in 21st advanced century, married women in India are treated as ‘outsiders’ in their in-laws’ houses. This psyche can and should be changed by amending rules for automatic rights of wives in husbands’ residential and ancestral properties instantly on their marriages. It will be in interest of a married family too because then it will be impossible for a husband to mortgage or sell the property for his personal evils without consent of his wife. However in case of death of the married women, their rights in properties from the husbands’ sides should be for their children only, and not for any person on their parental sides.

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