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Bhaskar for SOCIAL JUSTICE (Legal & Social Activist)     07 November 2012

No maintenance for 'wife' who deserts husband


No maintenance for 'wife' who deserts husband




A woman who deserts her husband without a ‘strong and sufficient cause’ and lives willingly at her parent's house is not entitled to maintenance from him, a court has said.

Judicial Magisterate S S Gadkar of Akot, while rejecting a woman's application for maintenance on Friday, observed that, under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the petitioner is not eligible for it as she left her husband willingly.

The woman's husband told the court that his wife left their home when she was asked about ‘a love letter’ she received five days after their marriage.



 2 Replies

desertedhusband (na)     07 November 2012

But the question is how to prove that wife deserted the husband. Even if wife leave her matrimonial home, she easily escapes the blame of desertion by falsely blaming that she was mentaly and physically tortured there so there was no option left for her....why Indian law is so blind..

Bhaskar for SOCIAL JUSTICE (Legal & Social Activist)     08 November 2012

She will have to prove about her claims, if something had happened then has she ever made police complaint etc. or not.


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