ACT NO. 21 OF 1850
[ 11th April, 1850.]
An Act for extending the principle of section 9, Regulation VII, 1832,
of the Bengal Code throughout 2 India].
Preamble.-- WHEREAS it is enacted by section 9, Regulation VII,
1832 (Ben. Reg. VII of 1832), of the Bengal Code, 3 that" whenever
in any civil suit the parties to such suit may be of different
persuasions, when one party shall be of the Hindu and the other of the
Muhammadan persuasion, or where one or more of the parties to the suit
shall not be either of the Muhammadan or Hindu persuasions the laws of
those religions shall not be permitted to operate to deprive such
party or parties of any property to which,
but for the operation of such laws, they would have been entitled";
and whereas it will be beneficial to extend the principle of that
enactment throughout 1 India]; It is enacted as follows:--
Law or usage which inflicts forfeiture of, or affects, rights on change of religion or loss of caste to cease to be enforced.-- So much of any law or usage now in force within 1
India] as inflicts on any person forfeiture of rights or property, or may be held in any way to impair or affect any right of inheritance, by reason of his or her renouncing, or having been excluded from the communion of, any religion, or being deprived of caste, shall cease to be enforced as law 2
in any Court].
Short title and extent.--
This Act] may be called the Caste Disabilities Removal Act, 1850 .
It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.]