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Veeramuthu S   18 January 2022

Stridhana property

whether the property acquired before the marriage as stridhana, later can claim the stridhana property after marriage..? Any related legal provisions laws?


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Aryan Raj   19 January 2022

In response to your query,

Yes you can claim your streedhan acquired before marriage after the marriage as well. Streedhan is a movable or immovable property that a woman acquires during her lifetime, such as before or after marriage. S.14 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, and S.27 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, both allow for a woman's entitlement to her streedhan. "A Hindu woman is the sole owner of her streedhan and can deal with it in any way she wants, even if it is in the custody of her in-laws, husband, or anyone else; they are obligated by law to return it to her when and if she demands it."

The Supreme Court has ruled that even though the marriage hasn't dissolved a woman can get her streedhan back at any time. When the streedhan is entrusted to someone and they fail to return it, they may be charged with 'criminal breach of trust' under Sections 405&406 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

Regards, 

Aryan Raj 


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