The Weekly reporter Volume 9; Appellate High Court. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...was that of the husband or that of the wife. Towards finding that issue, I think that the ruling of the Privy Council establishes that the essential question which really represents the issue is--What is the source whence the money is derived? There is, no doubt, a certain distinction between a Hindoo and a Mahomedan family. As respects a Hindoo family, I should be inclined to hold, under the ruling of the Privy Council, whether in the case of a son or a wife, that the mere holding in the name of such a member of the joint family, establishes no presumption of separate ownership, and that in such a case it would be for the member claiming separate property to prove it. In the case of a Mahomedan family, no such broad presumption of Jaw can be set up. On the other hand, the custom of the country to which the Privy Council in their decision alluded is a custom in Bengal which is almost universal--to hold property benamee in the name of female relations and others. It is a custom.as prevalent among Mahomedans as it is among Hindoos, and so far, in reference to the custom of the country, that decision of the Privy Council wholly applies. Therefore, I would say that, although in case of a Mahomedan wife there is, in the first instance, from the fact of her holding the property in her own name, a very slight presumption that the property belongs to her, still, if it be proved that the money was paid by the husband, and that the property was under the control of the husband, then, as I have already stated, the onus would be shifted, and it would be for those claiming under the wife to prove that the property was the wife's. In this case I have stated the matter a little more broadly than appears in the Judge's judgment, because his actual words are that "it i...
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