Daughters are not any legal responsibility, the Supreme Court has stated whereas coping with a matter regarding fee of upkeep to a girl by her father.
The statement from a bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and A S Bopanna got here on Friday after the counsel showing for the person stated that the girl is a legal responsibility.
“Daughters are not a liability,” Justice Chandrachud noticed whereas referring to Article 14 of the Constitution which offers with equality earlier than legislation.
The apex court docket had in October 2020 famous that the counsel showing for the candidates had said that no quantity was paid in direction of the arrears of upkeep computed at Rs 8,000 per 30 days for the daughter and Rs 400 per 30 days for the spouse after April 2018. It had then directed the person to pay Rs 2,50,000 to his partner and daughter inside two weeks.
Later, when the matter got here up for listening to in May this 12 months, the bench was knowledgeable that the spouse had died final 12 months.
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The counsel showing for the person had informed the apex court docket that he has duly paid the arrears of upkeep and referred to the financial institution statements.
“In order to enable the court to have a factual report on whether the order for the payment of maintenance has been complied with, we request the registrar (judicial) to prepare a factual report after ascertaining the position from the counsel appearing on behalf of the petitioners and the respondent,” the court docket had stated in its May order.
It had stated that report of the registrar (judicial) be ready inside eight weeks.
When the matter got here up for listening to on Friday, the bench was knowledgeable that the girl is a lawyer and has cleared prelims of a judicial providers examination.
The prime court docket noticed that the girl ought to think about her exams in order that she shouldn’t be depending on her father.
After the bench was knowledgeable that the girl and her father haven’t spoken to one another since lengthy, the court docket instructed they discuss.
The bench requested the person to pay Rs 50,000 to his daughter by August 8.