Section 4 - Overriding effect of Act : Hindu Adoptions and
Maintenance Act 1956
What is the Overriding effect of Act? Section 4 of Hindu Adoptions
and Maintenance Act,
Section 4 of Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act 1956 : "Overriding
effect of Act"
4. Save as otherwise expressly provided in this
(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 any matter for which provision is made in this Act;
(b) any other law in force immediately before the
commencement of this Act shall cease to apply to Hindus in so
far as it is inconsistent with any of the provisions contained
in this Act.