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Section 3 in The Indian Majority Act, 1875 1
3. 8[ Age of majority of persons domiciled in India.-
(1) Every person domiciled in India shall attain the age of majority on his completing the age of eighteen years and not before.
(2) In computing the age of any person, the day on which he was born is to be included as a whole day and he shall be deemed to have attained majority at the beginning of the eighteenth anniversary of that day.]
1. This Act has been extended to Dadra and Nagar Haveli by Reg. 6 of 1963, s. 2 and Sch. I and Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands by Reg. 8 of 1965, s. 3 and Sch. This Act has been extended to Pondicherry by Act 26 of 1968, subject to the following modification: In section 1 at the end, insert:--" Provided that nothing contained in this Act shall apply to the Renoncants of the Union territory of Pondicherry.". The Act shall come into force in the State of Sikkim on 1. 9. 1984 vide Notifn. No. S. O. 652 (E), dt. 24. 8. 84 Gaz. of India, Exty. Pt. II Sec. 3 (ii).
2. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and Sch., for" Part A States and Part C States".
3. Subs. by Act 33 of 1999, s. 2 (w. e. f. 16. 12. 1999 ).
4. Omitted by s. 3 ibid (w. e. f. 16. 12. 1999 ).
5. Subs. by the A. O. 1950, for the original para.
6. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and Sch., for" except Part B States". 7. Subs. by the A. O. 1950, for" His Majesty' s subjects in India".
8. Subs. by Act 33 of 1999, s. 4 (w. e. f. 16. 12. 1999 ).
Illustrations.
(a) Z is born in 1[ India] on the first day of January 1850 , and has 5[ an Indian domicile]. A guardian of his person is appointed by a Court of Justice. Z attains majority at the first moment of the first day of January 1871 .
(b) Z is born in 2[ India] on the twenty- ninth day of February 1852 , and das 1[ an Indian domicile]. A guardian of his property is appointed by a Court of Justice. Z attains majority at the first moment of the tweny- eight day of February 1873 .
(c) Z is born on the first day of January 1850 . He acquires a domicile in 2[ India]. No guardian is appointed of his person or property of any Court of Justice, nor is he under the jurisdiction of any Court of Wards. Z attains majority at the first moment of the day of January 1868 ; (10 of 1868 ).
1. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and Sch., for" a Part A State or a Part C State".
2. Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and Sch., for" Part A states and Part C States".