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The Religious Societies Act, 1880

( ACT NO. I OF 1880 )

An Act to confer certain powers on Religious Societies.
WHEREAS it is expedient to simplify the manner in which certain bodies of persons associated for the purpose of maintaining religious worship may hold property acquired for such purpose, and to provide for the dissolution of such bodies and the adjustment of their affairs and for the decision of certain questions relating to such bodies; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
Short title Local extent
1. This Act may be called the Religious Societies Act, 1880.
It shall extend to the whole of 1[Bangladesh] but nothing herein contained shall apply to any Hindus, 2[Muslims] or Buddhists, or to any person whom the 3[Government] may from time to time by notification in the official Gazette, exclude from the operation of this Act.

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