Hindu Succession Act, 1956

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  • Section 14: Property of a female Hindu to be her absolute property
  • Section 15: General rules of succession in the case of female Hindus
  • Section 16: Order of succession and manner of distribution among heirs of a female Hindu
  • Section 17: Special provisions respecting persons governed by marumakkattayam and atiyasantana laws
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Section 29 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 deals with the provisions of Escheat. It says

If an interstate has left no heir qualified to succeed to 
his or her property in accordance with the provisions of this Act, 
such property shall devolve on the Government; and the Government 
shall take the property subject to all the obligations and liabilities 
to which an heir would have been subject.

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