Kunhi Pathumma And Ors. vs Sundara Ayyar And Anr.
The case features an appeal of a lower court ruling that assessed the family as governed by Marumakkathayam law in all matters related to property and consequently the mother as the lawful guardian of minors should have her and their interest represented in the mortgaged property.The High Court notes the conflict between the application of Marumakkathayam and Muhammadan law in the case but details how the Mapillas of North Malabar should be presumed as governed by the rules of property of Marumakkathayam law unless the contrary is established. The vedict dismisses the appeal.
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