Paragraph 175 of the Land Administration Manual. Succession to grants for religious institutions. It is not part of a Collector’s duty to settle succession to endowments for the support of religious institutions. It is the policy of Government, as laid down in Act XX of 1863, to abstain from interference in the management of religious institutions……….. If the succession is contested, the Collector should either pay the revenue to the claimant who is actually in possession, or suspend payment altogether till the dispute is settled. He should adopt the latter course when litigation is protracted, and it is clear that funds intended for religious or charitable purposes are being diverted into the pockets of lawyers.