Civil Procedure Code (CPC)

Validity of gift deed & process of mutation

My grandmother gifted a land(immovable property)to my father through a gift deed which is on a stamp paper but it is not registered,she live with us but due to very old age she can n't go to court which is 45 km from our home,in the deed sign of two witness, an advocate sign is present and a notery is also attested the gift deed at my home ..According to muslim law a gift deed which is not registered is also supreme court a gudgement is came on 9th may 2011 bu justis R.M Lodha .
but when i give an application at circle office for mutation or name transfer they reject it...i also give a copy of rules of muslim gift an judgment of supreme court and gauhati high court for reference of law but they not give any response on it ..they ask me if gift is not registered it is not validate...supreme court order is wrong or not validate.
what i do, plz give some useful suggestion me.....I attach some lines of rules below..
Gift of Property by a Muslim Needn't be Registered: SC
NEW DELHI | MAY 05, 2011
A gift of immovable property made by a Muslim is valid even if it is not registered under the Transfer of Property Act or the Stamps and Registration Act, the Supreme Court today ruled.
The apex court said though the TP Act mandates registration of a gift, the same would not apply to a Muslim donor as the community has been exempted from the provision.
A bench of justices R M Lodha and S S Nijjar in a judgement quashed a ruling of the Andhra Pradesh High Court that the property gifted by late Shaik Dawood to one of his sons Mohammed Yakub was not valid as it was not registered under the law.
The bench said the three essentials of a gift under Mohammadan Law are (i) declaration of the gift by the donor (2) acceptance of the gift by the donee and (3) delivery of possession.
"Though the rules of Mohammadan Law do not make writing essential to the validity of a gift, an oral gift fulfilling all the three essentials make the gift complete and irrevocable. However, the donor may record the transaction of gift in writing.
In our opinion, merely because the gift is reduced to writing by a Mohammadan instead of it having been made orally, such writing does not become a formal document or instrument of gift.
When a gift could be made by Mohammadan orally, its nature and character is not changed because of it having been made by a written document. What is important for a valid gift under Mohammadan Law is that three essential requisites must be fulfilled," Justice Lodha writing the judgement said.
The apex court passed the judgement while upholding the appeal filed by Yakub challenging the High Court's ruling which had set aside a Visakhapatnam trial court decree that no such registeration was required.
In the instant case, Shaikh Dawood had gifted (hiba) his properties to one of his sons Yakub on February 5, 1968, by way of an unregistered written document.
The validity of the gift was challenged by his other son Shaikh Farid and family members. Though the trial court rejected their plea, the High Court took the contrary view that the gift was invalid as it was not registered.
The apex court said Section 17(1)(a)of the Registration Act leaves no manner of doubt that an instrument of gift of immoveable property requires registration irrespective of the value of the property.
However, the bench said it was not applicable to a Muslim in the light of Section 129 of the T.P. Act and the rule of Mohammadan Law relating to gifts.
"The form is immaterial. If all the three essential requisites are satisfied constituting valid gift, the transaction of gift would not be rendered invalid because it has been written on a plain piece of paper," the bench said.
The apex court said Section 129 of T.P. Act preserves the rule of Mohammadan Law and excludes the applicability of Section 123 of T.P. Act to a gift of an immovable property by a Mohammadan.
"The gift was made by Shaikh Dawood by a written deed dated February 5, 1968, in favour of his son Mohammed Yakub in respect of the properties ‘A' schedule and ‘B’ schedule appended thereto. The gift – as is recited in the deed – was based on love and affection for Mohammed Yakub as after the death of donor’s wife, he has been looking after and helping him.
"Can it be said that because a declaration is reduced to writing, it must have been registered? We think not. The acceptance of the gift by Mohammed Yakub is also evidenced as he signed the deed," the bench said while quashing the High Court ruling and restoring the decree passed by the trial court in favour of Yakub.
FILED ON: MAY 05, 2011 21:38 IST
Legal Advisor

you cannot apply mutation  with an unregistered deed. please visit your nearest ADSR immideatly and request for commission. it means the registry process will be done at your home/property. 

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Normally unregistered documents are invalid. 

Unregistered gift deed is inadmissible in evidence  but can be used for collateral purposes. Therefore if the property has been partitioned based on this document and the seller's share is recorded in his name in revenue /municipal records,then you may go ahead.

Sir, I want to know my gift deed is valid or not??? This deed is 10 years old,and my grand mother is expired.
Advocate Solicitor & Consultant

You are advised to file a declaration suit in the civil court under higlight of Muslim laws and support of the citatyion by the SC and pray for the letter of administration should be issued in your favour directing the Government body to register the property in your name even though it is not by a registered gift deed. The Gift deed is to be probated first and then a declaratory and directive orders will be passed in your favour.




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