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Minors and Indian Contract Act, 1872
According to Section 3 of the Indian Majority Act, 1875, a person domiciled in India who is under the age of eighteen years, is a minor.
- Minor Agreements: A Minor is an incompetent person to enter into a contract subject to certain exceptions.
- No Restitution: No order can be made for compensation against a minor for a benefit obtained under void agreement.
- Minor Beneficiary: A contract becomes valid if it gives some benefit and not to required minor to bear any obligation.
- Services by a Minor under contract: The Contract of Apprenticeship is valid and binding upon the minor.
- No Ratification
- The Rule of Estoppel: The Rule of Estoppel under Section 115 of the Indian Evidence Act does not apply to the minor.