Topic: section 1. The Hindu Disposition of Property Act, 1916

Short title and extent.-

(1) This Act may be called the Hindu Disposition of Property Act, 1916.

1[(2) It extends2 to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.]3

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1. Subs. by Act 48 of 1959, sec. 3 and Sch. I, for sub-section (2) (w.e.f. 1-2-1960).

2. This Act has been extended to Berar by the Berar Laws Act, 1941 (4 of 1941).

3. In its application to Pondicherry, in section 1, after sub-section (2), the following shall be inserted—

“Provided that nothing contained in this Act shall apply to the Renoncants of the Union territory of Pondicherry.”—(vide Act 26 of 1968).