Kunhambi And 6 Ors. vs Kalanthar And Ors.
The case features an appeal of the assessment of the Mapilla community of North Malabar as subject to Mohamedan Law. The verdict features a rich discussion of the customs of the Mapilla Community and those more general to the North Malabar region. The judge noted that that customs when claiming judicial recognition have to satisfy general requirements of the law and decides to offer an interesting interpretation of the legal issues involved. Though the appeal is denied, the high court finds the real legal issue to be the adoption of one system of law over the other and governance in accordance with the adopted system.
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