The Punjab and Haryana High Court has given a decision in favour of interim maintenance to the wife, who is living separately from her husband on her own terms.
The court said that the husband is duty bound as per law to give a fixed amount as maintenance to his wife. The High Court ruled that even if the husband is without a job, he will have to pay alimony/maintenance to his wife. The High Court has awarded the wife an allowance of Rs 6,000 per month.
The lower court order of paying maintenance to wife was challenged by the husband calling for a cancellation of the order ‘Under section 18 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005’. However, the High Court has upheld the lower court judgement.
Section 24 in The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
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Are judges & even justices of HC so naive that they are not aware of Section 24 HMA which clearly mention wife or husband not having any source of income are entitled for maintenance. If they ignore this and even ask disabled husband to pay maintenance to Hale & hearty wife living separately as per her own sweet will it show they staunch followers of feminists.
Its prove that Judicial system is a big big joke bin india, not just just its a whole bunch of corrupt judges making money out of innocent victims.