LS on 14th March 2017 passed the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill 2016 denying inheritance rights to heirs of those who left the country for Pakistan and China.
This completes the process after the RS have assent to the long pending legislation last week.
The amendment was necessitated by the claim made by the Raja of Mahmudabad of Uttar Pradesh.
This was on properties belonging to his father which were declared enemy property and seized by the government of India following partition.
Lok Sabha had to pass a fresh bill to approve the amendments introduced by the upper House on the recommendations of the select committee which considered the legislation.
Home minister Rajnath Singh said the purpose of the bill was to clarify the rules that inheritance law would not apply to enemy property a question which first arose in 2010.
The government had passed an ordinance to enforce the law.Rajnath Singh: Know More
- Rajnath Ram Badan Singh is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
- He currently serves as the Home Minister.
- He previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government