Indian Evidence Act, 1872

Introduction

  1. Drafted by Sir James Fitz Stephen
  2. Structure of the act:

    Structure

  3. Parts of the act are as follows:

    parts.png

  4. Chapters of the act are as follows:

    part 1part 2part 3

History of Evidence Act

Before independence the Indian territory was divided into 2 parts:
– the presidency area
– the provincial area.

The presidency areas were regulated by English law which was basically governed by Equity. But the provincial areas had personal laws in place like the Hindu and Muslim laws.

The Britishers tried to establish the uniform system of evidence in India through a number of Acts. The Acts came in following order:

  1. Act No. 10 of 1835
  2. Act No. 2 of 1855
  3. Act No.1 of 1872

With the last Act came the uniform system of evidence in India.

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