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What is the meaning Property of a female Hindu to be her absolute property? What are General rules of succession in the case of female Hindus? Section 14 and 15 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

Property of a female Hindu to be her absolute property and General rules of succession in the case of female Hindus are defined under section 14 and 15 of Hindu Succession Act 1956. Provisions under these Sections are:

Section 14 of Hindu Succession Act "Property of a female Hindu to be her absolute property"

Section 14. (1) Any property possessed by a female Hindu, whether acquired before or after the commencement of this Act, shall be held by her as full owner thereof and not as a limited owner.

Explanation : In this sub-section, "property" includes both movable and immovable property acquired by a female Hindu by inheritance or devise, or at a partition, or in lieu of maintenance or arrears of maintenance, or by gift from any person, whether a relative or not, before, at or after her marriage, or by her own skill or exertion, or by purchase or by prescription, or in any other manner whatsoever, and also any such property held by her as stridhana immediately before the commencement of this Act.

(2) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall apply to any property acquired by way of gift or under a will or any other instrument or under a decree or order of a civil court or under an award where the terms of the gift, will or other instrument or the decree, order or award prescribe a restricted estate in such property.

Section 13 of Hindu Succession Act "General rules of succession in the case of female Hindus"

Section 15. (1) The property of a female Hindu dying intestate shall devolve according to the rules set out in section 16, -

(a) firstly, upon the sons and daughters (including the children of any pre-deceased son or daughter) and the husband;

(b) secondly, upon the heirs of the husband;

(c) thirdly, upon the mother and father;

(d) fourthly, upon the heirs of the father; and

(e) lastly, upon the heirs of the mother.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), -

(a) any property inherited by a female Hindu from her father or mother shall devolve, in the absence of any son or daughter of the deceased (including the children of any pre-deceased son or daughter) not upon the other heirs referred to in sub-section (1) in the order specified therein, but upon the heirs of the father; and

(b) any property inherited by a female Hindu from her husband or from her father-in-law shall devolve, in the absence or any son or daughter of the deceased (including the children of any pre-deceased son or daughter) not upon the other heirs referred to in sub-section (1) in the order specified therein, but upon the heirs of the husband.

Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Application of Act? What are Definitions and interpretations? Section 2 and 3 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Overriding effect of Act? What is the meaning Act not to apply to certain properties? Section 4 and 5 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Devolution of interest of coparcenary property? What is Devolution of interest in the property of a tarwad, tavazhi, kutumba, kavaru or illom? Section 6 and 7 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is General rules of succession in the case of males? What is Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule? Section 8 and 9 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Distribution of property among heirs in class I of the Schedule? What is Distribution of property among heirs in class II of the Schedule? Section 10 and 11 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Order of succession among agnates and cognates? What is Computation of degrees? Section 12 and 13 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is the meaning Property of a female Hindu to be her absolute property? What are General rules of succession in the case of female Hindus? Section 14 and 15 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Order of succession and manner of distribution among heirs of a female Hindu? What are Special provisions respecting persons governed by marumakkattayam and aliyasantana laws? Section 16 and 17 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Full Blood preferred to half blood? What is Mode of succession of two or more heirs? What is Right of child in womb? Section 18, 19 and 20 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

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