Indians whose families fled to Pakistan during partition to lose property

Descendants of those who migrated to Pakistan and China during partition will have no claim on any properties left behind in India, according to a new bill which has been passed by Parliament. 

The Enemy Property Bill, 2016, amends the Enemy Property Act, 1968, and refers to any property belonging to or being held or managed on behalf of an “enemy” or “enemy firm”. 

In this case the term “enemy” refers to nationals of Pakistan and China. 

 “Inheritance law will not be applicable on Enemy Property… This will put an end to the long pending issue which should have ideally happened in 2010

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