Hindu Marriage Act

Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 An Act to amend and codify the law relating to marriage among Hindus. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows- Preliminary 1. Short title and extent. 2. Application of Act. 3. Definitions. 4. Overriding effect of Act.KEEP READING

Hindu Succession Act

Hindu Succession Act, 1956 An Act to amend and codify the law relating to intestate succession among Hindus. Be it enacted by Parliament in the seventh year of the Republic of India as follows:- Chapter I of Hindu Succession Act – Preliminary 1. Short title and extent. 2. Application ofKEEP READING

Hindu Minority And Guardianship Act

Hindu Minority And Guardianship Act, 1956 An Act to amend and codify certain parts of the law relating to minority and guardianship among Hindus. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows- Short title and extent. Act to be supplemental to ActKEEP READING

Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act

An Act to amend and codify the law relating to adoptions and maintenance among Hindus. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:- Chapter I of Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act – Preliminary 1. Short title and extent. 2. Application of Act.KEEP READING

Hindu Disposition of Property Act

Hindu Disposition of Property Act, 1916 An act to remove certain existing disabilities in respect of the power of disposition of property by Hindus for the benefit of persons not in existence at the date of such disposition. WHEREAS it is expedient to remove certain existing disabilities in respect ofKEEP READING

CHAPTER I – PRELIMINARY 1. Short title and extent. (1) This Act may be called the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956. (2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Read Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act on a single, systematic page. Download PDF forKEEP READING

2. Application of Act. (1) This Act applies- (a) to any person, who is a Hindu by religion in any of its forms or developments, including a Virashaiva, a Lingayat or a follower of the Brahmo, Prarthana or Arya Samaj, (b) to any person who is a Buddhist, Jaina orKEEP READING

3. Definitions. In this Act unless the context otherwise requires- (a) the expressions “custom” and “usage” signify any rule which, having been continuously and uniformly observed for a long time, has obtained the force of law among Hindus in any local area, tribe, community, group or family; Provided that theKEEP READING

4. Overriding effect of Act. Save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act- (a) any text, rule or interpretation of Hindu law or any custom or usage as part of that law in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall cease to have effect with respect to anyKEEP READING

CHAPTER II – ADOPTION 5. Adoptions to be regulated by this Chapter. (1) No adoption shall be made after the commencement of this Act by or to a Hindu except in accordance with the provisions contained in this Chapter, and any adoption made in contravention of the said provisions shallKEEP READING