5. Bhumidhar. –
Every person belonging to any of the following classes shall be a Bhumidhar and shall have all the rights and be subject to all the liabilities conferred or imposed upon a Bhumidhar by or under this Act, namely:
(a) A proprietor holding Sir or Khudkasht land (Note: The word “under his cultivation” rep. by s.4 of Central Act of 1959) a proprietor’s grove holder , an occupancy tenant under section 5 of the Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887, paying rent at revenue rates or a person holding land under Patta Dawami, [(Note: The words “or Istamrari” Ins. by s.4 of Central Act of 1959) or Ist amrari] with rights of transfer by sale , who are declared Bhumidhar on the commencement of this Act;
(b) Every class of tenants other than those referred to in clause (a) and sub-tenants who are declared Bhumidhars on the commencement of this Act; or
(c) Every person who, after the commencement of this Act, is admitted to land as Bhumidhar or who acquires Bhumidhar in rights under any provisions of this Act.