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The world is a stage and we’re merely player’ is a well-said statement by one of the world’s greatest litterateur, Shakespeare. It is undoubtedly true. All of us humans have to die one day. We play our parts in the life that we get and we depart. No one stays here forever. Well everyone must have faced the loss of their loved ones in their life. We lose our friends, spouses, and even our parents. Everyone must be well aquatinted with the fact that the off springs get to have the ancestral property upon the demise of their parents. It’s known all over the world. It’s a human right as well. In most of the countries around the globe, it’s been a civil right for decades.

It’s quite astonishing to know that there are still countries that have not yet made the right to an ancestral property fair enough. We make protests about equality and all. But when it comes to bringing our preaching in action, we always fail. We have seen numerous cases where the girls don’t get even a penny of their patriarchal property when their parents pass away. Isn’t that against equality and even human rights? But what do we do? Do we ever raise our voices? No, we don’t. We rather try to suppress the voices of those who make try to speak. We make sure their stories aren’t heard. It’s such a shame.

Laws and Facts

Let’s pull out the facts about the ancestral property. “According to Nepal’s code (Mulki Ain, amended in 1975), a woman can accumulate wealth from two sources: Stridhan and Ansa. … A married woman over the age of 35 has the equal right to ancestral property with the husband if he is alive and with son(s) if he is dead.”

This is what you get when you google out about ancestral property in Nepal.

“The Civil Code, 2017 provides equal inheritance laws ensuring the equal right to sons and daughters over the ancestral property regardless of their marital status. Hence, husband, wife, father, mother, son/s or daughter/s are considered equal coparcener over the ancestral property” This is an excerpt from an online associates website called “Associates Hub”

Despite having all these rights advocating about gender equality, we still see cases of disputes over ancestral properties on almost a daily basis.


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