Machingal Potte Veetu Alias … vs Machingal Potte Veetu Alias …
The case features an interesting discussion around the legal status of adoption and property rights between 2 tarwads. The dispute in court is around the recovery of arrears of maintenance.The chief contention is that in spite of the adoption the adoptees still remained members of their original family. They also contended that the adoptees and their descendants acquired, apart from status, right to the properties of Pottai Veettu tarwad on pleas such as estoppel and prescription. The high court in its verdict overrules the argument of the lower court. It agrees with the petitioner that the adoption and affiliation of the petitioner to another family cannot take away her and her children's right to claim maintenance from the Putravakasam properties.
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