Minority and Guardianship under Hindu Law in India

  • Rajat Pal
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  • Rajat Pal

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India

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This article is focuses on the guardianship of Hindu minor in India. Minor means a person who has not attain the age of 18 years as well person who is physically and intellectually imperfect and immature and need someone’s protection. And guardianship means a whom who can give such protection and livelihood to the minor. We know the number of the offences relating to child increasing day by day by lack of guardianship of the children because of some children thrown by their parents and in orphans not to adopt children etc . A guardianship of the Hindu minor is vested in the sovereign of a parent’s patria and was exercised by the court. The law of guardianship was developed in the British time. It comes t the existence that father is the natural guardian of the minor and after death of the father, mother is considered as natural guardian of the children and no one else can be considered as natural guardian of the minor. The concept of guardian has changed from time to time and for parliament was passed the Hindu minority and guardianship act, 1956. Hindu minority and guardianship act, 1956 as sec.2, 4, 6, 7, 11, 13 etc.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 2147 - 2154

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111602

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