In India, we as a society, only make noise when a married man walks out from marriage without shouldering the responsibility of his wife and children. As much as we want to get rid of patriarchy, we still hold men in the position of providers.
Do we know there are several cases where women have walked out from marriage, almost dumping their children with the husbands?
In a recent case reported from Delhi, a minor boy has approached Family Court seeking monthly maintenance from his working mother.
A couple in Delhi has been separated from nearly 15-years. A son was born to them in the year 2008, post which the mother allegedly left him with the father, leaving her matrimonial home. The boy is 14-years of age as on date.
The father works as a junior advocate while the mother is working as a nurse with The Indian Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).
Maintenance Petition by Minor Boy
The petition has been moved by the father on behalf of the minor boy seeking a monthly maintenance of Rs 60,000. As per an ANI report, the petition reads as below:
The boy is studying in a private school in class eight. It is alleged that the mother is guilty of not only neglecting the minor child but also of abandoning the child by throwing him in the open street when the child was only 40-days old.
Since last more than one and half decades neither the respondent has cared for the child nor made any efforts for reconciliation for the welfare of the child.
It is also stated that his father is paying a school fee of Rs 11,000 and spending Rs 40,000 on food, clothing, study material etc. per month. He is also paying an insurance premium of Rs one lakh.
The petition stated that due to the filing of a false and frivolous case related to dowry by the respondent-wife, the father of the petitioner was mentally upset and unable to work.
The father stated that he spent all the time taking care of the minor child and his old-aged parents. Hence, the father of the petitioner could not sustain his livelihood. The father of the petitioner has also the liability of his old parents.
The father of the petitioner has been taking care of the upbringing of the minor child alone for the last 14-years and no help was being rendered by the respondent’s mother.
According to the petition, the mother who works as a nurse with AIIMS is drawing a salary of Rs 2 lakh per month.
The mother of the petitioner has already filed a case related to dowry and that is pending in Tis Hazari court, Delhi.
Family Court, Saket
Pritam Singh, Saket Family Court Judge, on Saturday issued notice to a mother with respect to this plea. The matter has been listed on December 9, 2023, for further hearing.
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#Delhi: Minor Boy Approaches Family Court For Monthly Maintenance From Working Mother
🔹Petition by Father on behalf of son:
▪️Mother left son when he was 40-days old
▪️Since 14-yrs, he has single handedly raised son
▪️Mother is earning Rs 2 lakh pmhttps://t.co/hFZ4l9XL1Y
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