Section 2 in The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Act 2019

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) “resident” means a person having physical possession of property on the basis of a registered sale deed or latest Power of Attorney, Agreement to Sale, Will, possession letter and other documents including documents evidencing payment of consideration in respect of a property in unauthorised colonies and includes their legal heirs but does not include tenant, licensee or permissive user; (b) “unauthorised colony” means a colony or development comprising of a contiguous area, where no permission has been obtained for approval of layout plan or building plans and has been identified for regularisation of such colony in pursuance to the notification number S.O. 683(E), dated the 24th March, 2008 of the Delhi Development Authority, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), dated the 24th March, 2008.

Title: Recognition of property rights

Description: (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (2 of 1899) and the Registration Act, 1908 (16 of 1908) as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi or any rules or regulations or bye-laws made there under and the judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Suraj Lamp & Industries (P) Ltd. Vs. State of Haryana & others, dated the 11th October, 2011, the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, regularise the transactions of immovable properties based on the latest Power of Attorney, Agreement to Sale, Will, possession letter and other documents including documents evidencing payment of consideration for conferring or recognising right of ownership or transfer or mortgage in regard to an immovable property in favour of a resident of an unauthorised colony. (2) The Central Government may, by notification published in the Official Gazette, fix charges on payment of which transactions of immovable properties based on the latest Power of Attorney, Agreement to Sale, Will, possession letter and other documents including documents evidencing payment of consideration for conferring or recognising right of ownership or transfer or mortgage in regard to an immovable property in favour of a resident of an unauthorised colony through a conveyance deed or authorisation slip, as the case may be. (3) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 27 of the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (2 of 1899), the stamp duty and registration charges shall be payable on the amount mentioned in the conveyance deed or authorisation slip, as the case may be. (4) Any resident of an unauthorised colony having registered or un-registered or notarised Power of Attorney, Agreement to Sale, Will, possession letter and other documents including documents evidencing payment of consideration shall be eligible for right of ownership or transfer or mortgage through a conveyance deed or authorisation slip, as the case may be, on payment of charges referred to in sub-section (2). (5) No stamp duty and registration charges shall be payable on any previous sale transactions made prior to any transaction referred to in sub-section (4). (6) The tenants, licensees or permissive users shall not be considered for conferring or recognising any property rights under this Act.

Title: Short title and commencement

Description: (1) This Act may be called the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019. (2) It shall extend to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir*. (3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 19th day of September, 2018. *. Vide Notification No. S.O. 3912 (E), dated 30th October, 2019, this Act is made applicable to the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union territory of Ladakh.

Title: Definitions

Description: In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-- (a) "electronic form" shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (r) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000); (b) "Magistrate" means a Judicial Magistrate of the first class exercising jurisdiction under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), in the area where the married Muslim woman resides; and (c) "talaq" means talaq-e-biddat or any other similar form of talaq having the effect of instantaneous and irrevocable divorce pronounced by a Muslim husband.

Title: Talaq to be void and illegal

Description: Any pronouncement of talaq by a Muslim husband upon his wife, by words, either spoken or written or in electronic form or in any other manner whatsoever, shall be void and illegal.