Maintenance provisions under Hindu Marriage Act are gender-neutral: Bombay High Court

The High Court bench at Nagpur has remitted the matter back to the Family Court after it noted that the court decided divorce plea before deciding wife's maintenance application.
Bombay High Court Nagpur Bench
Bombay High Court Nagpur Bench

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court recently observed that Sections 24 and 25 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, which deal with maintenance, are gender-neutral provisions and that either a husband or a wife can seek maintenance from their spouse under the same [Chanda Rathod vs Prakashsingh Rathod].

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