Adoption: Fundamental Changes brought about by Hindu Adoptions & Maintenance Act, 1956

  • Shrinkhala Prasad
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  • Shrinkhala Prasad

    LL.M. student at Chanakya National Law University, Patna, India

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The Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956 has now totally classified the law of adoption and has materially adjusted it. This amendment compared the necessities of dynamism of Hindu society. Presently after the enforcement of this Act, each adoption will be made as per the accordance with the provisions of this Act. Any adoption made in violation of the provisions of this Act will be void. The Act will apply just to Hindus however the term Hindu has been deciphered in an exceptionally wide implication in order to incorporate Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists. Every one of the texts, rules and customs, which were in vogue, preceding the Act came into existence shall not have effect regarding any matter for which provision is made in this Act. The Doctrine of Relation Back has been totally repealed by which a son adopted by the widow was considered to have come into existence in the adoptive family on the day of the death of her husband.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 2048 - 2063


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