RM | 15 March 2017| Tuesday
New Delhi: On Tuesday Lok Sabha passed the enemy Property Bill, 2016 (Amendment and Validation) which denies the right on property of individuals who have left the country and settled in Pakistan and China.
The amendment was required after the claim by the raja of Mahmudabad of Uttar Pradesh who were claiming properties belonging to his father which were seized by the government of India earlier, following partitions.
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 told that the ancestors of Raja of Mahmudabad had secured by singing the bond with The English Government, therefore neither the son nor the father have the right on the properties.