Only senior citizens or parents entitled to file appeal against orders passed under Senior Citizen Act, 2007: Madras High Court

"When the words used in Section 16 of the Act are 'Any senior citizen or a parent ... may ... prefer an appeal... there is no room to imagine that others aggrieved may also prefer an appeal."
Senior Citizens (Representative Image)
Senior Citizens (Representative Image)

The Madras High Court recently ruled that only parents or senior citizens are permitted to file appeals challenging orders passed by Senior Citizen Maintenance Tribunal (Tribunal) under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act, 2007 (K Raju v.Union of India).

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