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Signed on April 11, 1850, The Caste Disabilities Removal Act, 1850 of India abolished all laws that affect the rights of persons who convert to another religion or caste. This is significant as it allowed for Indians who converted from Hindu, Islam, Christianity, etc equal rights under the law, namely in the case of inheritance. The Act essentially eliminated the ancient Hindu practice that if a relative converts from Hinduism, that person is no longer eligible to inherit property from other family members. The Act is applicable to the entire State of India except Jammu and Kashmir[1].


  1. ^ Nagpal, Ramesh C. Modern Hindu Law. Allahabad: Manav Law House, 1983


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