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INDIAN INDEPENDENCEPAKISTAN COURTS (PENDING PROCEEDINGS) ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 9 of 1952


  • Act nº 9 of 1952

Preamble

INDIAN INDEPENDENCE PAKISTAN COURTS (PENDING PROCEEDINGS) ACT, 1952

[Act, No. 9 of 1952]

[23rd February, 1952]

PREAMBLE

An Act to render ineffective certain decrees and orders passed by Courts in Pakistan against a Government in India and to provide an alternative remedy to persons who have secured such decrees or orders.

BE it enacted by Parliament as follows:--

Section 1. Short title

This Act may be called the Indian Independence Pakistan Courts (Pending Proceedings) Act, 1952.

Section 2. Definition

In this Act, the expression "decree to which this Act applies "means any such judgment, decree or order as referred to in--

(i) Clause (3) of Article 4 of the Indian Independence (Legal Proceedings) Order, 1947, or

(ii) Paragraph (5) or paragraph (6) of Article 13 of the High Courts (Bengal) Order, 1947,or

(iii) Paragraph (4) or paragraph (6) 1 [of Article 13] of the High Courts (Punjab) Order, 1947,

which has been or may hereafter be passed by a Court in Pakistan and which imposes any liability or obligation on a Government in India.

1. Inserted by the Repealing and Amending Act 1952 (Act 48 of 1952) w.e.f 02.08.1952.


Section 3. Certain Pakistan decrees not to be given effect to in India

Notwithstanding anything contained in any of the Orders referred to in section 2, no decree to which this Act applies shall be given effect to by any Court or authority in India in so far as such decree imposes any liability or obligation on any Government in India.

Section 4. Right of holder of a decree to which this Act applies to institute fresh proceedings in India

Notwithstanding anything contained in section 3 of the Indian Limitation Act, 1908 ,any person in whose favor a decree to which this Act applies has been passed may, within one year from the commencement of this Act, or within one year from the date of the decree, whichever is later, institute a fresh suit or other legal proceeding in respect of the cause of action on which such decree was based, and any such suit or other legal proceeding may, notwithstanding anything contained in section 20 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, or in any other law or in any agreement to the contrary relating to the place of suing, be instituted in any Court otherwise competent to try it, within the local limits of whose jurisdiction the person instituting it voluntarily resides or carries on business or personally works for gain.

Section 5. Repeal of Ordinance VI of 1951

[Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1957 (Act 36 of 1957) 17.09.1957]