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Fair Price Shop Can Be Allotted To Daughter-In-Law Out Of Compassion: Allahabad High Court

Lawstreet Journal 10 Mar 2022 10:22pm

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The Allahabad High Court has adhered that the daughter -in-law is qualified to allotment of fair shop out of compassion. Bench of Justice Manish Mathur relied upon an earlier judgement of the High Court where it was said that a widowed daughter-in-law is qualified for allocation of fair price shop out of compassion. 

A writ petition was filed by Sharma Devi for the allotment of fair price shop out of compassion and the request was repudiated by the Government authority stating that she doesn’t come under the ambit of the ‘Family’ definition which is being purported in the Paragraph IV Clause 10 of the Government Order on 5th August, 2019.

The petitioner submitted before the Court that her father-in-law was the possessor of the fair price shop agreement holder and after he passed away, an application was filed by the daughter-in-law for the allotment of fair price shop out of compassion but it was repudiated. But her counsel proposed that in a similar case a judgement was passed in the Pushpa Devi Vs State of Uttar Pradesh case where the Court held that a fair price shop can be allotted to a widowed daughter-in-law out of compassion. In the case of the petitioner, a verdict was being passed by the High Court in the case of Pushpa Devi as well as in U.P Power Corporation Limited vs Smt. Urmila Devi.

The Court perceived that a daughter -in-law is not covered in the definition of ‘Family’ in the government order on… Continue Reading...


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