PIL seeking uniform grounds of Maintenance and Alimony for all citizens in Supreme Court

    Uniform grounds of Maintenance and Alimony

    grounds of Maintenance and Alimony
    Uniform grounds of Maintenance and Alimony

    The Supreme Court has been moved in a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to require to take steps to get rid of the prevailing incongruities within the grounds of maintenance and alimony and to form them uniform for all citizens without discrimination on the idea of faith, race, cast, sex or place of birth in spirit of the Articles 14, 15, 21, 44 and therefore the International Conventions.

    Uniform grounds of Maintenance and Alimony

    The petition by Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, Supreme Court advocate and BJP leader, avows that the constituting explanation for action accrued on 13.09.2019 and when the highest court in Jose Paulo Coutinho’s Case once more reiterated the necessity of uniform civil code by citing the shining example of Goa. “But the Centre has not taken any step to even provide uniform grounds of maintenance and alimony for all Indian citizens”, it’s contended. The plea argues that despite the eloquent provisions within the Constitution itself, the Centre has totally did not provide even ‘Gender Neutral Religion Neutral Uniform Grounds of Maintenance & Alimony’ for all citizens.

    Uniform grounds of Maintenance and Alimony
    Uniform grounds of Maintenance and Alimony

    “The injury caused to the general public is extremely large because ‘maintenance and alimony’ is one among the foremost crucial elements of life and usually comes in Court of law. For several citizens, Maintenance & alimony is that the only source of livelihood hence discrimination on the idea of faith, race, caste, sex or place of birth is direct attack on right to life liberty & dignity, guaranteed under Article 21”, it’s unconventional.

    It is bemoaned that even after 73 years of independence and 70 years of India becoming a socialist, secular, democratic, republic, laws concerning maintenance & alimony aren’t only complex and cumbersome but also against the constitutional mandate of being equal, rational and just. The petitioner has suggested that the Court may even consider directing the Law Commission of India to look at the domestic and international laws and prepare a report on ‘uniform grounds of maintenance and alimony’ within 3 months in spirit of the Articles 14, 15, 21 & 44 and therefore the international convention.

    Uniform grounds of Maintenance and Alimony