The Indian Succession Act,1925
Section 29. Application of Part
(1) This Part shall not apply to any intestacy occurring before the first day of January,1866, or to the property of any Hindu, Muhammadan, Buddhist, Sikh or Jaina.
(2) Save as provided in sub-section (1) or by any other law for the time being in force, the provisions of this Part shall constitute the law of 1[India] in all cases of intestacy.
1. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and Sch., for “the States”.