|HINDU INHERITANCE (REMOVAL OF DISABILITIES) ACT, 1928|
HINDU INHERITANCE (REMOVAL OF DISABILITIES) ACT, 1928
An Act to amend the Hindu law relating to exclusion from inheritance of certain classes of heirs, and to remove certain doubts. Whereas it is expedient to amend the Hindu law relating to exclusion from inheritance of certain classes of heirs, and to remove certain doubts : It is hereby enacted as follows :- The Act has been extended to the new Provinces and merged States by the Merged States (Laws) Act, 1949(59 of 1949),section 3(1-1-1950) and to the Union territories of Manipur and Tripura by the Union Territories (Laws) Act, 1950 (30 of 1950),section 3( 16-4-1950) : Vindhya Pradesh to which this Act was extended by Act 30 of 1950, now forms part of the State of Madhya Pradesh-See Act 37 of 1956, section 9(l)(e). Manipur and Tripura are now Slates See Act 81 of 1971. The Act is applied to the States merged in the State of Bombay: Bom. Act 4 of 1950; Madhya Pradesh: M.P. Act 12 of 1950. Madras: Mad. Act 35 of 1949. The Act was partially extended to Berar (now a part of Maharashtra) by Act 4 of 1941. The Act has now been extended lo the Union territory of (i) Dadra and Nagar Haveli by Regn. 6 of 1963(1-7-1965). (ii) Poiidicheiiy by Act 26 of 1968(1-8-1968).
SECTION 01: SHORT TITLE, EXTENT AND APPLICATION
(1) This Act may be called the Hindu Inheritance (Removal of Disabilities) Act, 1928.
1[(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.]
(3) It shall not apply to any person governed by the Dayabhaga School of Hindu Law.
Pondicherry: (i) In section 1, in sub-section (3), add at the end. "Or to the
Renoncants of the Union territory of Pondicheny." (ii) In section I, after sub-section (2), insert the proviso. - "Provided that nothing contained in this Act shall apply to the Renoncants of the Union territory of Pondicherry."- Act 26 of 1968, section 3 and Sch. (1-8-1968).
SECTION 02: PERSONS NOT TO BE EXCLUDED FROM INHERITANCE OR RIGHTS IN JOINT FAMILY PROPERTY
Notwithstanding any rule of Hindu Law or custom to the contrary, no person governed by the Hindu Law, other than a person who is and has been from which a lunatic or idiot, shall be excluded from inheritance or from any right or share in-joint family 'property by reason only of any disease, deformity, or physical or mental defect. ,
SECTION 03: SAVING AND EXCEPTION
Nothing contained in this Act shall affect any right which has accrued or any liability which has been incurred before the commencement thereof, or shall be deemed to confer upon any person any right in respect of any religious office or service or of the management of any religious or charitable trust which he would not have had if this Act had not been passed.
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