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The Requisitioning Emergency Provisions Act (1947)

(1) The President of the Union may by order in writing requisition any land, building, part of a building, or other premises, together with any fixtures, fittings, furniture or other things therein, or any water-supply system connected or pertaining to such land or premises, and may make such further orders as appear to the President of the Union to be necessary or expedient in connection with the requisitioning: Provided that no land, premises or things used for the purpose of religious worship shall be requisitioned under this Act: Provided also that no land, premises or things shall be requisitioned under this Act for any person who is not a public servant, or whose work or duty is not connected with the Government, or in respect of whom the Government is under no obligation to make a requisition, or who is not a representative, or a member of the diplomatic mission, of another country, or a visitor from a foreign State.

(2) Where the President of the Union has requisitioned any land, premises water-supply system or thing under sub-section (1), the President of the Union may use such land, premises, water-supply system or thing in such manner as he may consider necessary or expedient, but shall have no power to dispose of any such land, premises, water-supply system or thing.

(3) The President of the Union may by order: (a) require the owner or occupier of any land, building, part of a building, or other premises to furnish to such authority as may be specified in the order such information in his possession relating to the land, building, part of a building, or other premises, or to any fixtures, fittings, furniture or other things therein, or to any water-supply system connected or pertaining thereto, it may be so specified;