Family & Property Law
‘Wife’ under Section 125 of Criminal Procedure Code
Maintenance is legal, social and moral responsibility. It is provided both under personal law and Code of Criminal Procedure. The article discusses definition of wife under the aforesaid Code especially inadequacy of law in view of bigamous marriage where factum of first marriage is concealed and the second wife disowned becomes destitute but still ineligible for maintenance under the Code.
Recent Developments in Law for Women Empowerment
Women empowerment and gender discrimination is matter of grave attention of our Indian society. In recent judgment, the Hon’ble Supreme Court has adjudicated in Krishna Bhattacharjee case and in Prakash case on the aforesaid issues discussed in the article for our readers.
Income Proof in Maintenance Proceedings in India
Maintenance is not just a legal right but a basic human right. The right is meant to prevent vagrancy and at the same time is meant to ensure that the wife is able to maintain herself during the period of strained relationship including seeking a legal remedy.