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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

General rules of succession in the case of males and Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule are defined under section 8 and 9 of Hindu Succession Act 1956. Provisions under these Sections are:

 

Section 8 of Hindu Succession Act "General rules of succession in the case of males"

Section 8. The property of a male Hindu dying intestate shall devolve according to the provisions of this Chapter : -

(a) firstly, upon the heirs, being the relatives specified in class I of the Schedule;

(b) secondly, if there is no heir of class I, then upon the heirs, being the relatives specified in class II of the Schedule;
 

 

 

(c) thirdly, if there is no heir of any of the two classes, then upon the agnates of the deceased; and

(d) lastly, if there is no agnate, then upon the cognates of the deceased.

 

Section 9 of Hindu Succession Act "Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule"

Section 9. Among the heirs specified in the Schedule, those in class I shall take simultaneously and to the exclusion of all other heirs; those in the first entry in class II shall be preferred to those in the second entry; those in the second entry shall be preferred to those in the third entry; and so on in succession.

 

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