My maternal grandfather and his brother had purchased a bungalow 1.7 acres as lease in 1955 in cantonment area on my maternal grandmother having sale deed.Now my mother asking her share as a daughter along with her 3 siblings.now my maternal grandmother saying property belongs to me I will give to sons not daughters.Recently I approached canttonment board for GLR of that bungalow,in GLR ‘HOR’ is on others name,and they were paying tax on my maternal grandmothers name.they were asking my mother’s sign.How my mother will get share in that property?
The sons and daughters both have an equal right over the ancestral or joint family property of both their parents. Ancestral property is the property which exists in family over generations and is not the personal property of any member. The personal property of a person belongs exclusively to that person and during his lifetime he can decide to pass it on to any person, be it a member of family or otherwise. But if he dies interstate i.e. without a Will then the property will become a Joint Family Property and all legal heirs will have a due share, be it a daughter or a son.
Please note that the mere fact that the property is purchased in the name of a particular member or by a particular member will not make it their personal property, it will have to be further established that the funds for the property were gathered from the personal resources of that member say his individual earnings etc. If the source of the funds belongs to some joint family source, say family jewelry, ancestral land sold etc. then the property will be a joint family property over which all members of the family will have equal rights.
In the facts stated in the question, it will have to be determined if the property is a Joint Family Property or the personal property of your maternal grandfather. The answer of whether your mother will be entitled to claim her share in the said property will depend on that.
If it is your believe that the property is a joint family property then as a daughter your mother will have a right to claim a share in the said property. She can claim partition of the said property by giving notice to the other legal heirs and if denied she can file a suit for partition of the said property.