The Rule that * “He who hastens an event in order to acquire a thing before its time will be punished by being denied that thing.
provides the government with wide powers to penalize evasions * * and circumventions through legal devices. Thus withdrawals of deposits to evade deduction of Zakat, transferring or gifting of property to the successors to escape land reforms, cordoning plots of land to qualify for grant of free/low priced land to the bonafide occupants and all such acts that are aimed at taking undue advantage of legal provisions and thus defeating the purpose of a law or an institution can be set aside by the government provided that the malafide of the person is proved.