The Cutchi Memons Act, 1938

1ACT NO. X OF 1938

[8th April, 1938]

An Act to provide that all Cutchi Memons shall be governed in matters of succession and inheritance by the 2[Muslim] Law.

WHEREAS it is expedient that all Cutchi Memons be gover­ned in matters of succession and inheritance by the 2[Muslim Law; It is hereby enacted as follows:—

1. Short title and commencement.__(1) This Act may be called the Cutchi Memons Act, 1938.

(2) It shall come into force on the 1st day of November, 1938.

2. Cutchi Memons to be governed in certain matters by 2[Muslim] Law. Subject to the provisions of section 3, all Cutchi Mem­ons shall, in matters of succession and inheritance, be governed by the 1[Muslim] Law.

3. Saving. Nothing in this Act shall affect any right or liability acquired or incurred before its commencement, or any legal proceeding or remedy in respect of any such right or liability; and any such legal proceeding or remedy may be continued or enfor­ced as if this Act had not been passed.

4. [Repeal.] Rep. by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1942 (XXV of 1942), s. 2 and First Schedule.

1For Statement of Objects and Reasons, see Gazette of India, 1937, Pt. V, p. 271 ; for Report of the Select Committee, see ibid., 1938, Pt. V, p. 27.

2Subs. by F. A. O., 1975, Art 2 and Table, for “Muhammadan”.

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