Mariyomma vs Kidave
The case features petitioners from the Androth Island of Lakshadweep. The petitioners appeal a lower court decision and claim a violation of Marumakkathayam Law.
The central issue of contention is claim of alienation of property and customary law applicable on the issue of succession.The High Court allows the appeal overruling the lower court. The verdict finds the disputed property to be tarwad properties of the Palliyath tarwad, the gift deed treating the properties as self-acquired to be invalid under customary law.
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