Minor children of widow entitled to maintenance from in-laws under Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act: Punjab & Haryana High Court

Justice Anil Kshetarpal observed that the HAMA is a beneficial legislation enacted to take care of a destitute daughter-in-law who, on account of unfortunate circumstances, becomes a widow.
Justice Anil Kshetarpal with Punjab and Haryana HC
Justice Anil Kshetarpal with Punjab and Haryana HC

The Punjab & Haryana High Court recently held that the word “widow” in the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act (HAMA), 1956 would also include the children of the mother who are staying with her [Hari Ram Hans v. Deepali & Ors].

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