Year : 1956
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
ACT NO. 32 OF 1956
[25th August, 1956.]
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:—
(2) It extends to the whole of India 1*** and applies also to Hindus domiciled in the territories to which this Act extends who are outside the said territories.
Explanation.—The following persons are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, or Sikhs by religion, as the case may be:—
2[(2A) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), nothing contained in this Act shall apply to the Renoncants of the Union Territory of Pondicherry.]
Provided that no person shall be entitled to act as the natural guardian of a minor under the provisions of this section—
Explanation.—In this section, the expressions “father” and “mother” do not include a step-father and a step-mother.
Provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to affect the jurisdiction of a High Court to appoint a guardian in respect of such interest.
(2) No person shall be entitled to the guardianship by virtue of the provisions of this Act or of any law relating to guardianship in marriage among Hindus, if the court is of opinion that his or her guardianship will not be for the welfare of the minor.