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Section 53 – The Delhi Land Reforms Act, 1954

The Delhi Land Reforms Act, 1954


53. Succession to a woman holding an interest otherwise. – 


When a Bhumidhar or Asami, other than one mentioned in section 50 or 51, who is a woman dies, her interest in the holding shall devolve in accordance with the order of succession given below:


(a) Male lineal descendants in the male line of descent:


Provided that no member of this class shall inherit of any male descendant between him and the deceased is alive:


Provided further that the son or sons of a predeceased son how lowsoever shall inherit the share which would have developed upon the deceased if he had been then alive;


(b) Husband


(c) Widow of male lineal descendant in the male line of descent;


(d) Daughter;


(e) Daughter’s son;


(f) Husband’s brother;


(g) Husband brother’s son



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