The Supreme Court in its recent order observed that a daughter who expects her father to support her education must also play a role as a daughter.
The top court was dealing with a case where a couple got married and had a daughter. Soon thereafter, the wife went to her parental house along with the daughter and resided there.
After the wife left her matrimonial home, the husband had filed a plea for restitution of conjugal rights, which was dismissed. He subsequently filed a plea seeking dissolution of marriage before the district judge. The plea was allowed on the ground of desertion, however, the same was challenged before the Punjab & Haryana High Court by the wife. The High Court set aside the lower court order, prompting the husband to approach the Supreme Court in appeal.
With the divorce plea pending and attempts of reconciliation being made before the Supreme Court Mediation Centre, the Bench had earlier directed the father to pay the education expenses of the 20-year-old daughter. The Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MM Sundresh was informed on Tuesday that mediation between the parties had failed.
Senior Advocate Nidhesh Gupta, representing the husband, submitted that the daughter had refused to meet the father. If she expects her father to take care of her education and marriage expenses, then it cannot be a one-way street, he said. Gupta added,
She does not even see him on video calls My Lord.
To this, the Supreme Court observed,
Daughter must also appreciate that if she is expecting the father/appellant to support her education, she will also have to play a role as a daughter.
After the counsel for the parties agreed to make another attempt at mediation, the Court directed for the matter to be placed again before the Supreme Court Mediation Centre. The mediator has now been directed to make arrangements for exclusive interaction between the father and the daughter.
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