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Sep 24, 2019
5:08PM

Parents to be maintained by all of their children, rules Delhi HC

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The Delhi High Court today ruled that parents are to be maintained by all of their children and there can be no division of duty among them in this regard.

The observation was made by a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar while rejecting a man's plea against a senior citizen maintenance tribunal order asking him to pay 2,000 rupees per month to his parents.

The petitioner claimed that the maintenance tribunal and the appellate tribunal imposed the amount on him without considering his allegedly poor financial condition. He had challenged both the orders.

The division bench dismissed his appeal and noted that the amount of 2,000 rupees was abysmally low and too meagre, therefore, does not warrant any interference.


 

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