CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude Acts Revision (Page 1 of 12)

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The Caste Disabilities Removal Act, 1850

The Caste Disabilities Removal Act, 1850 is for the maintenance of rights of those individuals who change their religion. This law states that their rights will not be affected in the sense that if a Hindu will convert his religion, he will maintain his right to inherit proper

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Widow Remarriage Act, 1856

Widow Remarriage Act, enacted in the year 1856 laid a ban on forceful widowhood in women and child widows, particularly in castes like Brahmans, Rajputs, Banias and Kayasthas.

This law, however states that if a widow remarries, she loses right to first husband’s property.

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The Indian Evidence Act of 1872

The Indian Evidence Act of 1872, passed during British rule states the rules which make presentation of evidence in a court admissible or otherwise.

Applicability This law is applicable to all court cases, including court martial but excludes affidavits and arbitration.

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The Age of Consent Act, 1891

The Age of Consent Act, 1891 was enacted during British rule to increase the age of consent of consummation from ten to twelve years.

The Foreigners Act, 1946

The Foreigners Act, 1946 empowers Indian Government to deal with issues of foreigners coming to India. According to the Foreigners Order, 1971, in this act, it states that every Indian would inform the nearest police station of the foreigner staying in his house or neighbourho

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