The Calcutta Law Reports of Cases Decided by the High Court, Calcutta; Also Judgments of H.M.'s Privy Council Volume 6

The Calcutta Law Reports of Cases Decided by the High Court, Calcutta; Also Judgments of H.M.'s Privy Council Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...Hindu Law--Widow's Estate, Fotfeiture qf---Unchastity during widowkood. Under Hindu Law. as administered in the Bengal School, a widow, who has once inherited the estate of her husband, is 'not liable to forfeit that estate by reason of her subsequent unchastity. Judgment of the High Court affirmed APPEAL from a decision passed by a Full Bench Cover-1, C.J., KEMP, Jacxsou, Puma, Mscrnnasou, Manner, Gnovim, D. N. Mrrrna, Amsmn, and PONTIFEX, J..I. dated the 9th April 1873 of the High Court of Calcutta. The case was referred to the Full Bench by 'Bunny and D. N. MITTER, J.J., on the 10th April 1872. The judgment of the Full Bench will be found reported in 13 B. L. R., 1. Cowie, Q.C'., and Doyne, for the Appellant. No one appeared for the Respondent. Thejudgment of their Lordships of the Judicial Committee (1) of the Privy Council was as follows: --This is an appeal from a decision of a FullBench of the High Court of Judicature at Calcutta. It was admitted by virtue of a special order of Her Majesty in Council, whereby the appellant had leave to appeal in the form of a special case upon the following questions, viz.: --1st.--Whether, under the Hindu Law, as administered in the Bengal School, a widow who has once inherited the estate of a deceased husband is liable to forfeit that estate by reason of unchastity; and, 2nd, whether the forfeiture, if any, is barred by Act XXI of 1850. The appeal was admitted on account of the importance of the (1) Sir Jmns W. Convrnns, Sir Bannns Pnacocx, Sir Monsoon E. Smrn, and Sir ROBERT P. Conmnn. questions submitted for determination, and the great interest which the Hindu community take in it. The case came in the first instance upon special appeal before a Division Bench, consisting of Mr....show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236907906
  • 9781236907905