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Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 12 of 1928

  • Act nº 12 of 1928



[Act, No.12 of 1928]

[20th September, 1928]

Section 1. 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 Dayabhag a School of Hindu Law.

1. Substituted by the Miscellaneous Personal Laws (Extension) Act, 1959 (Act 48 of 1959) w.e.f 01.02.1960.

Section 2. 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 3. 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.