Customary Law

  • Dushka Saiyid


Punjab was annexed to the British empire in India in 1849. It was a non-regulation province, where the rules and regulations of the older provinces of the British Indian empire did not apply. The Regulations and Laws of the Presidencies had become too complicated. They served only as guidelines, and the Punjab was administered by executive orders.1 The executive and the judicial administration were concentrated in the hands of the district officials. In the beginning the province was governed by a three-member Board of Administration, with the Chief Commissioner, John Lawrence, as its president.


Muslim Woman Child Marriage Village Community Native Custom Legislative Council 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dushka Saiyid
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryQuaid-I-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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