Hindu law

Hindu law is a body of laws based on ancient scriptures, customs, and court decisions that apply to Hindus, who are followers of the predominant religious and social system in India. It includes religious duties, civil and criminal law, family law, marriage and succession rights, as well as the rights of women and children. Hindu law is based on the principles of dharma, which is a combination of religious, moral, and ethical codes that govern a person’s daily life. The law is derived from the ancient Vedic texts of Hinduism, as well as from the commentaries of ancient Hindu lawgivers. It is supplemented by modern legislation.

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MAINTENANCE UNDER HINDU LAW

MAINTENANCE UNDER HINDU LAW

INTRODUCTION The  maintenance under  Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act addresses various aspects  within the Hindu community. This comprehensive discussion delves into the nuances of maintenance, covering categories such as maintenance of spouses, widowed...

EFFECTS OF ADOPTION UNDER HINDU LAW

EFFECTS OF ADOPTION UNDER HINDU LAW

EFFECTS OF ADOPTION UNDER HINDU LAW (SECTION 12 AND JUDICIAL INTERPRETATIONS) Section 12 of the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956 (Effects Of Adoption Under Hindu Law) , dictates that an adopted child becomes the legal offspring of the adoptive parents,...

HINDU MINORITY AND GUARDIANSHIPS ACT 1956

HINDU MINORITY AND GUARDIANSHIPS ACT 1956

INTRODUCTION  The exploration of guardianship in Hindu family law reveals its limited discussion in ancient Indian texts, primarily due to the robust familial structure and the authoritative role of the Karta. The advent of the British Empire marked the genesis of...

TESTAMENTARY SUCCESSION (SECTION 30 OF HSA,1956)

TESTAMENTARY SUCCESSION (SECTION 30 OF HSA,1956)

INTRODUCTION Testamentary succession, also known as succession through will, grants individuals the power to distribute their property based on their wishes. The Hindu Succession Act of 1956 addresses primarily intestate succession, but it also includes provisions for...

DISQUALIFICATIONS FROM INHERITANCE (SECTION 25-28 OF THE HSA, 1956)

DISQUALIFICATIONS FROM INHERITANCE (SECTION 25-28 OF THE HSA, 1956)

Introduction In the realm of inheritance law in India, the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 plays a pivotal role in defining the rights and disqualifications of individuals seeking to inherit property. Sections 25 to 28 of Hindu Succession Act,1956 outline specific grounds...