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The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act

1Short title and extent

(1) This Act may be called the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937.

(2) It extends to the whole of India 1 [2***]. 3*** 4

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1. Subs. by Act 48 of 1959, s. 3 and the First Schedule for "except the territories which, immediately before the 1st November, 1956, were comprised in Part B States" (w.e.f. 1-2-1960).

2. The words "excluding the North-West Frontier Province" omitted by the Indian Independence (Adaptation of Central Acts and Ordinances) Order, 1948.

3. The words "except the State of Jammu and Kashmir" omitted by Act 34 of 2019, s. 95 and the Fifth Schedule (w.e.f. 31-10- 2019).

4. In its application to Pondicherry. In section 1, after sub-section (2), the following shall be inserted--

Provided that nothing contained in this act shall apply to the Renoncants of the Union territory of Pondicherry.-- Vide Act 26 of 1968.)

The Act has been extended to Dadra and Nagar Haveli by Reg. 6 of 1963, s. 2 and Sch. I and to the whole of the Union territory of Lakshadweep by Reg. 8 of 1965, s. 3 and Sch.

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