For the primary time, Hindu widows in Bangladesh could have the rights to each agricultural and non-agricultural lands of their useless husbands after a high courtroom dominated of their favour, in line with a media report.
The Bangladesh Excessive Court docket on Wednesday dominated that no separation has been made between the agricultural and non-agricultural lands. So Hindu widows have the rights to the lands of their husbands, The Each day Star reported.
Beneath the present norm, Hindu widows within the nation are solely entitled to their spouses’ homesteads and never every other property like agricultural land.
“Hindu widows could have the rights to each agricultural and non-agricultural lands that belonged to their husbands. They can even get the correct to promote the lands for authorized requirements throughout their lifetime,” the report mentioned, citing the courtroom order.
The decision by the Excessive Court docket got here following a civil revision petition filed by civilian Jyotindranath Mondal from Khulna district difficult a decrease courtroom verdict.
On March 7, 2004, Khulna’s joint district decide delivered judgement in a case filed by Jyotindranath, saying that Gouri Dasi, widow of Jyotindranath”s elder brother Avimannu Mondal, will get proper to the agricultural land of her late husband.
The land had been recorded within the identify of Gouri after Avimannu died in 1996.
Jyotindranath had filed the case with the courtroom of an assistant decide in Khulna difficult the document of the land within the identify of Gouri Dasi in 1996.