See. 61 terminates the widow's power to adopt and
Sub-Sec. (2) declares that a widow's right to, adopt shall not revive
after it has once been terminated. If a widow in a family survives her
son, grandson or great and son or anyone of them, she cannot continue
the line by an adoption. Adoption of a daughter is not provided for.
As for the adoptee, he must be a Hindu, not
married, not already adopted and be below fifteen years. Part V deals
with joint family property. The section says : "On and after the
commencement of this code, no right to claim any interest in any
property of an ancestor during his life-time, which is founded on the
mere fact that the claimant was born in the family of the ancestor,
shall be recognised in any court."
This abolishes the right by birth to any property
of the family. S. 90-0 mentions the change made in the 31itakshara
coparcenary : the sub-section of this section states that when a
coparcener dies, his widow and daughter shall have share in the
property; in the case of the widow an interest equal to that of the
son, in the case of an unmarried daughter an interest equal to one
half of that of the son, and in the case of a married daughter, one
quarter of that of the son. Here the basic principle of joint tenancy
as under stood by Mitakshara is abolished.