Thanking you for your reply. My apologies if you feel my first message was wrong, this is how I feel from what I have encountered.
The land that we have was my father and his brothers, when my father passed away in 1993 we removed his name and added family members names. To date our names are joint with my uncles as nothing was divided, and we both are 50/50 partners. My uncle claims even though our names are on the land we are not entitled to anything, he refuses to give divide the land nor allow us to sell. He says this s all his land and we should remove our names. If we try to sell, we need his signature and he wont sign any thing.
Our shopping centre land name is in his name, shopping centre is registered in ours, this is the same on his shopping centre, land name my fathers, reason for this is, he resides in India and he built his shopping centre first and built on the part which was my fathers, so my father built his on the remainder land. My uncle now says this is not ours either.
I have checked all our land papers and he has not removed our names.
You also say having a shopping centre and why i say we cant afford legal fees, my friend our shopping centre was rented out in the 80's with no paper work and the rental we get barely covers my travel costs when i go to India. As we have no rental agreement with the renter, they refuse to increase their rent and will not empty the sihops.
The Mrs Gandhi quote i made was in regards to her saying, "the person that ploughs the land, the person that lives in the property is the owner".
This is why when i spoke to my cousin and my uncle about giving us our share due to it not been divided, their answer was this is ours we have had it in our hands for 45 years and it is all mine, you wont get anything.
I spoke to a solicitor on my last visit and he said that the cost can be anything up to 15lakhs or more and the case to get a hearing could take about 10years. He stated that since the land was occupied by my uncle as the farmer, it would make it harder for us to get him to divide our share and that he can refuse to let us sell as we need his signature to even sell half of what is ours.