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The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application (Kerala Amendment) Act, 1963 Complete Act - Bare Act

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THE MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW (SHARIAT) APPLICATION (KERALA AMENDMENT) ACT, 1963

ACT 42 OF 1963

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THE MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW (SHARIAT) APPLICATION (KERALA AMENDMENT) ACT, 1963

An Act to amend the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 (Central Act 26 of 1937), in its application to the State of Kerala.

Preamble.• WHEREAS, it is expedient to amend the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 (Central Act 26 of 1937), in its application to the State of Kerala in the manner hereinafter appearing;

BE it enacted in the Fourteenth Year of the Republic of India as follows:•

1. Short title and commencement.• (1) This Act may be called the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application (Kerala Amendment) Act, 1963.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Central Act 26 of 1937 in its application to the State of Kerala to be amended.• The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 (hereinafter referred to as the ˜said Act') shall, in its application to the State of Kerala, be amended in the manner hereinafter provided.

3. Substitution of a new section for section 2, Central Act 26 of 1937.• For section 2 of the said Act, the following section shall be substituted, namely:•

"2. Application of personal law to Muslims.•Notwithstanding any custom or usage to the contrary, in all questions regarding intestate succession, special property of females including personal property inherited or obtained under contract or gift or any other provision of personal law, marriage, dissolution of marriage, including talaq, ila, zihar, lian, khula and mubaraat, maintenance, dower, guardianship, gifts, trusts and trust properties and wakfs (other than charities and charitable institutions and charitable and religious endowments), the rule of decision in cases where the parties are Muslims, shall be the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat)."

4. Repeal.•The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application (Madras Amendment) Act, 1949 (Madras Act XVIII of 1949), as in force in the Malabar disrict referred to in sub-section (2) of section 5 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956 (Central Act 37 of 1956), is hereby repealed.

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