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Court to Wife: You are not supposed to sit idle at home & live as a Parasite on the Husband’s earnings

March,27,2017:

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She wanted enhanced maintenance from ₹5500 to ₹25,000 per month.

A Delhi court has refused to enhance the monthly interim maintenance awarded to a woman in a domestic violence case, saying she wasn’t supposed to sit idle at home & be a parasite on husband’s earnings.

Additional Sessions Judge RK Tripathi declined the appeal of this woman seeking enhancement of ₹5,500 awarded to her as monthly interim maintenance to ₹25,000, while noting that she’s more qualified than her husband.

The judge said that the appellant herself is a well-educated lady having post graduation degree i.e.MA, B.Ed & LLB & is reported to be more qualified than husband (respondent). She can earn for herself.She’s not supposed to sit idle at home & be a parasite on the earnings of the respondent.

In 2008, a magisterial court had awarded ₹5,000 per month to this woman. In year 2015, the amount was enhanced by 10 percent.

Woman had appealed against these orders seeking further enhancement to ₹25,000.

The Sessions Court, while upholding the 2015 magisterial court’s decision, said it took note of practical realities prevailing in the society.

 

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