Impacts of inheritance law on land common property resources: A case study of union council Thand Koi, Swabi, Pakistan

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Impacts of inheritance law on land common property resources: A case study of union council Thand Koi, Swabi, Pakistan

Amjad Ali, Sher Muhammad Malik, Safi Ullah, Muhammad Saeed, Asim Ali
J. Bio. Env. Sci.14( 6), 84-92, June 2019.
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Land Common Property Resources (LCPRs) were integral part of the tribal rural community in the study area which were managed effectively for centuries. During last four decades, literacy level and awareness were increased along with technologies to support their management. However, it starts diminishing and almost disappear with their usage and occupancy are changed. The major role played in this tragedy of the commons was inherited law. The Inheritance law was used for illegal occupancy, litigation, delay in civil suits, mediator and as a tool in conflict resolving system. The most marginalized section of the community was suffered while the elite class was enriched. The changed in LCPRs were recorded from revenue records and field survey using Geographic Information System for analysis. The association of Inheritance law with various indicators was test by statistical tools. The results provide a new base for understanding for LCPRs. On the one hand, this study will enhance the knowledge about the management of LCPRs while on the other hand, it is focused on the socioeconomic conditions of women and marginalized sections of the community.


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