Punjab Colonization of Government Lands (Punjab) Act 1912
Section 30 A.Rights of alienation in respect of, and rule of succession to certain proprietary right acquired by a female
2[Rights of alienation in respect of, and rule of succession to certain proprietary right acquired by a female. (1) Notwithstanding any custom and the provisions of any law to the contrary, when after the commencement of the Colonization of Government Lands (Punjab) (Amendment) Act,1944, proprietary rights in any land are acquired by a female tenant, her rights of alienation of any such land shall be the same-
(a) if she succeeded to the tenancy directly or indirectly from a male tenant, as if the proprietary rights had been acquired by the last male tenant, and she had succeeded to such rights as his heir ; and
(b) if the tenancy was first allotted on account of some male person, either to her, or to another female to whom she succeeded either directly or in a continuous line of female succession, as if the proprietary rights had been acquired by such male person and she had succeeded to such right as his heir, and in cases falling under clause (a) or clause (b) in the event of such female proprietor dying while in possession of the proprietary right in question, the said rights shall devolve upon the persons who would be entitled to succeed, if such rights had been acquired by the last male tenant, or the male person on whose account the tenancy was first allotted, as the case may be.
(2) Nothing herein contained shall be construed to after the law of succession applicable to any female tenant, in respect of proprietary rights in land acquired by her, if the tenancy in such lands was acquired by or accrued to her in circumstances other than those specified in sub-section (1).
(3) For the purposes of this section the expression “any such land” shall be deemed to include any land obtained in exchange for part or all of the land in which proprietary rights have been acquired].
2Added by Punjab Act 6 of 1944 section 3.