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Report No. 81

Chapter 4

The Childless widow

4.1. Section 4-Childless widow.-

In section 4, the Act contains a provision which seeks to continue the assumed disability of a childless widow, as to the right of inheritance. Such a provision appears strange today. The section reads as follows:-

"4. Nothing in this Act to render any childless widow capable of inheriting-Nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to render any widow who, at the time of the death of any person leaving any property, is a childless widow, capable of inheriting the whole or any share of such property, if before the passing of this Act, she would have been incapable of inheriting the same by reason of her being a childless widow."

Hindu Widows Re-marriage Act, 1856 Back

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