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Successfully fighting with 498 (MANAGER)     23 August 2013

Rs defers bill to grant wives more share in husband’s proper

New Delhi: Consideration of a Bill that grants married women more share in the immovable property of their husbands was deferred in the Rajya Sabha till tomorrow.

The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010, to further amend the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and the Special Marriage Act, 1954 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha last year but was deferred on grounds certain provisions in it could be ”dangerous” for women.

The Bill will, however, be taken up tomorrow for further discussion before its passage. 

The Bill seeking to give the wife more share in husband’s immovable residential property and make divorce easier was moved by Law Minister Kapil Sibal for passage in the Upper House but the move was scuttled by opposition members, mainly from BJP, on the ground that it required further discussion on the amendments made.

As Sibal sought passage of the Bill, members objected to the amended provisions of the Bill saying it required to be discussed as it was “important”.

Sibal said the Bill has been discussed and the amendments brought in are based on the suggestions given by the members during discussions and hence be passed.

Piyush Goel (BJP) demanded the Bill be sent back to the Standing Committee while Najma Heptullah said the amendments required to be discussed before being passed.

P Rajeev (CPI-M) also demanded the Bill be discussed first. 

Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said the Bill had been discussed earlier and it had come back after incorporating a
few amendments.


 5 Replies

NGOKC (pm)     23 August 2013


govt of india proposed a marriage amendment bill that is biased and loaded. If implemented it will destroy indian marriage system.
Law is biased
1) as in one it is not equal for both genders
2) It unjustifiedly targets senior citizen parents of husband by making girl entitled to half of their lifelong savings in event of divorce .
3) Men will not be entitled to any female property, however Female will be entitled to half of husbands property regardless whether she has more wealth than him.
4) This bill proposes that wives can divorce one sided after three years and will take away half property of Male husband.  This will increase fraudalent marriages


We will be left ...with no choice , yes men will not get similar treatment.They will lose all they haVE . Please help in stopping this daylight dacoity . THIS IS OUR CHANCE TO PREVENT BAD LAWS

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anil sahoo (indian air force)     23 August 2013

tomorrow this law is going to be implement or not  ?

Shantanu Wavhal (Worker)     23 August 2013

so before marriage, LEGALLY DISOWN ur parents & transfer all ur belongings to them.

keep with yourself nothing to loose.

**Victim** (job)     24 August 2013

My gut says this bill will be passed and more indian courts will be entertained not only with marital issues but now with civil issues which has to do with house ownership. Don't expect anything from kapil sibal. The law minister kapil sibal is full of crap and he will never understand anyone's problem neither he will try to solve any problem. He himself is a problem....matter of fact the whole congress is full of crap.

Have a Heart Foundation (Sales & Mktng)     24 August 2013

Kindly Contact the above  Rajya Sabha MP's for suggestions and Amendment of the said Bill for discussion.

Piyush Goel (BJP)

C 1/12, Pandara Park, New Delhi 110003
Telephone : 23782260; Mobile: 9013181765


P Rajeev (CPI-M)


223, V.P. House
Rafi Marg
New Delhi 
Mobile 09868181744, 9447073744

Some Suggestion for Amendments :

1) The Word Husband / Wife be replaced with SPOUSE

2) (Lock in period) The spouse who has had matrimonial relationship of at least 7 years shall be entitled to Co-ownership Property Rights.

3) Son-In-Laws too shall be included in the rights to ancestral properties.

4)Legalise Pre-nuptial Agreements.

5)A spouse indulging in adultry and filing false cases / complains shall not be entitled to any property rights.

6) A spouse who alienates the child by tutoring, brain washing , and not giving access to child shall not be entitled to property rights.

7) 50 % property rights to spouse who would agree to joint legal custody of the children and who will give uninterrupted child access without any interference

8) Inherited Property of Husband / Wife be excluded

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