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Context: A district autonomous council in Meghalaya announced that it would introduce the ‘Khasi Inheritance of Property Bill, 2021.
Provisions of the proposed bill
Matriliny in Meghalaya
The three tribes of Meghalaya — Khasis, Jaintias, and Garos — practise a matrilineal system of inheritance.
In this system, lineage and descent are traced through the mother’s clan, like
SHE assumes all responsibility associated with the land, including taking care of aged parents, unmarried or destitute siblings.
On the other hand, the self-acquired property can be distributed equally among siblings.
Impact of the proposed Bill
Issues with the present Bill
Sixth Schedule (Article 244)
The VIth schedule areas remain within the executive authority of the state.
The sixth schedule to the Constitution includes 10 autonomous district councils in 4 states.
By: Shubham Tiwari ProfileResourcesReport error
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