The Hindu Succession Act, 1956

The Hindu Succession Act As Per The Central Government Indian Acts

The Hindu Succession Act Content

 

CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY

SECTIONS
1. Short title and extent.

2. Application of Act.

3. Definitions and interpretation.

4. Overriding effect of Act.

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CHAPTER II

INTESTATE SUCCESSION

General
5. Act not to apply to certain properties.

6. Devolution of interest in coparcenary property.

7. Devolution of interest in the property of a tarwad, tavazhi, kutumba, kavaru or illom.

8. General rules of succession in the case of males.

9. Order of succession among heirs in the Schedule.

10. Distribution of property among heirs in class I of the Schedule.

11. Distribution of property among heirs in class II of the Schedule.

12. Order of succession among agnates and congnates.

13. Computation of degrees.

14. Property of a female Hindu to be her absolute property.

15. General rules of succession in the case of female Hindus.

16. Order of succession and manner of distribution among heirs of a female Hindu.

17. Special provisions respecting persons governed by marumakkattayam and aliyasantana laws.

General provisions relating to succession
18. Full blood preferred to half blood.

19. Mode of succession of two or more heirs.

20. Right of child in womb.

21. Presumption in cases of simultaneous deaths.

22. Preferential right to acquire property in certain cases.

23. [Omitted.]

24. [Omitted.]

25. Murderer disqualified.

26. Converts descendants disqualified.

27. Succession when heir disqualified.

28. Disease, defect, etc., not to disqualify.

Escheat
29. Failure of heirs.

 

CHAPTER III

TESTAMENTARY SUCCESSION
30. Testamentary succession.

 

CHAPTER IV

REPEALS
31. [Repealed.]

       THE SCHEDULE.

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