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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 republic of India as follows

Section 1 of Hindu Succession Act "Short title and extent"

Section 1. (1) This Act may be called the Hindu Succession Act, 1956.
(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir

What is Application of Act? What are Definitions and interpretations? Section 2 and 3 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Overriding effect of Act? What is the meaning Act not to apply to certain properties? Section 4 and 5 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Devolution of interest of coparcenary property? What is Devolution of interest in the property of a tarwad, tavazhi, kutumba, kavaru or illom? Section 6 and 7 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is General rules of succession in the case of males? What is Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule? Section 8 and 9 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Distribution of property among heirs in class I of the Schedule? What is Distribution of property among heirs in class II of the Schedule? Section 10 and 11 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is Presumption in cases of simultaneous deaths? What is Preferential right to acquire property in certain cases? Section 21 and 22 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

Is Murderer disqualified? Are Convert’s descendants disqualified? How to decided Succession when heir disqualified? Section 25, 26 and 27 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

What is the meaning Disease, defect, etc. not to disqualify? What is Failure of heirs? What is Testamentary Succession? Section 28, 29 and 30 of Hindu Succession Act 1956

Who are Heirs in Class I and Class II? Schedule of Hindu Succession Act 1956

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