The Punjab Record; Or, Reference Book for Civil Officers

The Punjab Record; Or, Reference Book for Civil Officers : Containing the Reports of Civil and Criminal Cases Determined by the Chief Court of the Punjab and Decisions by the Financial Commissioner of the Punjab Volume 36, PT. 1

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...of the judgment is not material for the purposes qf this report.--En., P. R.) '-=' Held, that when the lands of a village are held by various races.tuul, wem given simply to any one who would undertake their burdenr u 10th llay 1901.-portion of such land cannot be considered ancestral, merely because an ancestor may have held it or other land in the village in past times. _ _ Gurcharan 'Singh, -for respondents. The judgment of the learned Judge was as follows: ---' Rosrmson, J.---There is really only one import., a.nt point left for decision in this case, and that is whether or not the land in question is to be held " ancestral." The fourth ground of appeal to this Court probably states very fairly what was the state of adairs in this village in the olden time. The question is, whether accepting that as a correct statement of fact, the land in question can be considered qua the parties, ancestral? The statement is as follows: --" In times past people did not take lands for fear of "payment of Government revenue. Consequently at the time of "settlement in British rule that portion of land which was then " held by a. person was recorded as his property." The question is, can land which one man refused to take up for fear of the burdens to be incurred, and which was taken up with its burdens by a relative, be considered ancestral because at some previous period the ancestor of these persons held land in the village, and then when the burden of their cultivation was too heavy for him, or some of his descendants, others came in and undertook it. I am not prepared to say that in no such case could the land be considered ancestral. When the land has been given to _th_c holder in virtue of...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807855
  • 9781236807854