Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hindu Law on Gift to God

There's been so much talk about laws on 'gifts' relating to God.

In Venkatalingam case, AIR 1927 Mad 636, it has been held by the Full Bench that dedication of property to God by a Hindu does not require any document and that property can be validly dedicated without any registered instrument.

The argument is that an idol in law is recognized as a juristic person capable of holding property. Also, a gift that is given to an idol is legally held as a gift to a living person.