Civil Suit for recovery of stridhan is maintainable

Om Prakash Tiwary Vs Smt Neetu Tiwary

Madhya Pradesh HC, Jabalpur Bench


F.A. No. 405/2011: AIR2012MP142, I(2013)DMC268, ILR[2012]MP974

About/from the judgment:

Family Courts Act (66 of 1984), Sections 7, 8 & 24--Suit for return of Stridhan--Suit for return of Stridhan without there being any relief as envisaged under Section 9, 10 or 13 of Hindu Marriage Act is maintainable.


Family Courts Act (66 of 1984), Sections 7, & 24--Suit for return of Stridhan--Maintainability of suit against relatives of husband Suit for return of stridhan filed against husband and in laws--Family Court has jurisdiction to consider the suit of the respondent in respect of return of stridhan and was not required to file two separate suits, i.e. one against her husband before Family Court and another before Ordinary Civil Court against, her in-laws.

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