Originally posted by :Avinash
Maintenance is unjust and should be repealed. More I think about the maintenance, more it becomes clear that it a social malaise.
Why men has to pay maintenance –Woman, while being married, contributes by doing household work and thereby paying for her expenses incurred by man in form of service. After divorce/seperation service stops coming from woman and why the payment should continue from men?
So much for equality – All females – even animals earn their livings – be it small ants or be it big matriarch elephant – but this does not apply to human beings. I have heard so much about self-respect, self-reliance & women being equal to men in facet of life and sometimes exceeding their counterparts. I am all for it – Indian society will be better one if we get a true equality. But where is the self-respect and self-reliance when most of the women in divorce proceedings demand maintenance? Even when they are working!!!
Wrong entitlement – Arguments that it is entitlement for women don’t impress me much. While maintenance may be rule now, it does not mean that it is right.
Hiding behind disguise of rural woman – Arguments are forwarded saying that maintenance is required for protection of women in rural India. Women from villages seldom use this law – most of the women invoking this provision are urban dwellers. Most of the urban women are well educated – if they can’t earn their livings even after being so much educated – then what is the use of that education?
Getting maintenance becomes profession – How many examples we need to show that getting maintenance has become profession – where your salary goes up with your spouse earnings!!! You don’t need to do anything – your paycheck will increase with time.
Arbitrary linkage with earning capacity of male – What a crap. Earning capacity of male is a reflection of skills of male and why it should be reflected in the amount to be given as maintenance. Maintenance amount should be not more than what is needed, if at all, for food and clothing.
then why do men like you beg for dowry?
men are also able bodied...isn't?
i have never heard of male animals/insects like cockroach,elephant,tiger,dog,etc taking food from their mate's parent.