Enemy Property Act, 1968

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Enemy Property Act, 1968
Enemy Property Act, 1968
Enacted by Parliament of India
Date passed 1968
Date enacted 1968
Introduced by Kiren Rijiju
Status: In force

The Enemy Property Act, 1968 is an Act of the Parliament of India, which provides for the continuous vesting of enemy property in the Custodian.[1] The central government through the Custodian of Enemy Property for India is in possession of enemy properties spread across many states in the country.[1] There are also movable properties categorized as enemy properties.[1]

Amendments: Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in Modi Government introduced the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016. [2] The measure seeks to replace an ordinance promulgated to this effect on 7 January 2016.[2]

The 2016 bill seeks to do the following:

  • The Bill amends the Enemy Property Act, 1968, to vest all rights, titles and interests over enemy property in the Custodian for the Enemy Property for India.
  • The Bill declares transfer of enemy property by the enemy, conducted under the Act, to be void. This applies retrospectively to transfers that have occurred before or after 1968.
  • The Bill prohibits civil courts and other authorities from entertaining disputes related to enemy property.[3]

The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 10 March 2017.[4] The Bill, with amendments made in the Rajya Sabha, was passed by the Lok Sabha on 14 March 2017.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Lok Sabha passes bill to amend Enemy Property Act", The Economic Times, 9 March 2016 
  2. ^ a b "Bill to amend Enemy Property Act introduced in Parliament", The Economic Times, 8 March 2016 
  3. ^ "No court appeal, no succession law: How Bill keeps enemy property with Custodian". The Indian Express. 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  4. ^ Correspondent, Special. "Enemy Property Bill passed amid Opposition walkout". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Parliament passes Enemy Property bill". The Indian Express. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 

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