"3 Levels of defense in maintenance matters for Indian Husband"
Level – I : NO AINTENANCE TO ERRANT WIFE.
P.S.: This includes unclean hands,perjury, desertion and constructive desertion. Arnab has succeeded in stalling the maintenance proceeding in favour of unclean hands/perjury plea.
Level- II : NO MAINTAINANCE TO ABLE WIFE.
P.S.: This includes her job,qualification etc.
Level- III : NO MAINTENANCE TO WIFE HAVING ASSETS.
P.S.: Inheritance etc. comes under this level. Though we have discussed it several times, none has succeeded as yet.
LEVELS I,II and III - A Husband needs to resort to all 3 levels consistently.
Now a que.: Do in India especially Husbands agree to above three Levels?
Now I am seeking a healthy opinion especially from: Sh. Shashikumar, Advocate "For defense, fight to win tag line"
Here is a aam adami's take on above three suggestive Levels of defense: The Indian woman's burden is only for her Husband to bear; the third level is the most difficult to prove because in India women are considered a Husband's burden. Fathers and families of girls dospose their liabilities out with the pretext of marraige some cooking vessels, bed, Almirah and a maybe few lakhs and then she has to be tended for the whole long life by her husband who is forced legally to spend lakhs on her upkeep.
"Madhu Kishwar" is absolutely right in her analogy of the above.
Feminists and the Judiciary also never press for doing any surveys on how many women get properties from their parents. There is no enforcement on fathers to mandatorily part with half of what they have to their daughters. Why do daughters also never demand properties from their fathers in the same vigorous way they demand maintenance from husbands ? How many cases have come up so far where a daugher has fought to the SC to get property for her own family/father ? That is because for wives the Husband is an outsider and hence can be exploited while her own parents are on a different level. Fathers may be asked to maintain daughters till about 18 but after that they look for someone else who she can be burdened upon.
This is the way the law is implemented and that is why there is so much angst both from men and women since they both lose at the end of the day.
Now, kindly discuss (the stirred up controversy I will pre-admit) FOR and AGAINST minus your and mine personal laundry purely on ACADEMIC GROUNDS basis please !