Maintenance Laws

  • Senior Citizens Act and Property Title Disputes

    Whether proceedings under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007 can be used to decide title disputes? Recently, vide judgement dated 14th October, 2022 in Pawan Kumar and Anr. v. Divisional Commissioner Department of Revenue, Govt of Delhi and Others in LPA 525/2022, the Delhi High Court held as under: “9.…

  • Purposive Interpretation of Section 125 CrPC

    “13.3. …purposive interpretation needs to be given to the provisions of Section 125 CrPC. While dealing with the application of a destitute wife or hapless children or parents under this provision, the Court is dealing with the marginalised sections of the society. The purpose is to achieve “social justice” which is the constitutional vision, enshrined…

  • Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer on Object of Maintenance Laws

    Justice Krishna Iyer in his judgment held that the object of maintenance laws is : “9. This provision is a measure of social justice and specially enacted to protect women and children and falls within the constitutional sweep of Article 15(3) reinforced by Article 39. We have no doubt that sections of statutes calling for…

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