Supreme Court Entitles Divorced Muslim Women To Demand Maintenance
- JWB Post
- April 8, 2015
Section 125 of the CrPC deals with maintenance for wives, kids and parents of a person (with sufficient means) who is neglecting them.
Significance – it clarifies and settles the issue that civil law of the land would prevail over any personal laws. This in turn would help divorced Muslim women whose right to maintenance was curtailed by Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 passed in Parliament by the Rajiv Gandhi government.