An Analysis of Section 25 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956
Volume III, Issue III, 2020
This paper aims to disentangle the debate regarding the interpretation of the term ‘murder’ used in Section 25 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956. The paper shall determine whether the term murder under Section 25 of the Act solely confines its definition to its technical meaning opined in the Indian Penal Code, 1860 or is subject to exposition in terms of public policy. By throwing the light on various case laws the paper will examine the cases where the accused was convicted under other sections of the Code apart from Section 302 and still disqualified under Section 25 of the Act. The paper shall also ascertain if there is a need for amendment in the provision under Section 25 of the Act to meet the present social demands of the society.