Wife should have access to ATM through joint account, SC advises men to recognise sacrifices of their wives

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Creation cannot be imagined without women. In Indian culture, women are said to be the epitome of sacrifice, but we forget their sacrifice. In such a situation, today the Supreme Court has shed light on the rights of women while giving its verdict in the case of a divorced woman. The court said that now the time has come for Indian men to recognize the role of housewives and their sacrifice. Along with this, the court emphasized on making married women financially strong.

The court suggested some measures

Underlining the role of the homemaker in Indian families, the court said, “We emphasise that it is important for husbands to provide financial support to their wives. Practical measures such as having joint bank accounts and sharing ATM access can ensure the economic stability of women in the household.”

The court made this comment in the case of a divorced Muslim woman

In fact, today while hearing the case of a divorced Muslim woman, a bench of Justice BV Nagarathna and Justice Augustine George Masih has justified demanding alimony from the husband under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The court said that the law of demanding alimony applies to all married women, irrespective of their caste or religion. The court clearly said that giving alimony is not a donation but a fundamental right of married women.

Actually, this whole matter is related to a man named Abdul Samad. Recently, the Telangana High Court had ordered Abdul Samad to pay alimony to his wife. Abdul Samad had filed a petition in the Supreme Court against this order. Abdul said in his petition that his wife is not entitled to demand alimony from him under Section 125 of the CrPC. She will have to follow the Muslim Women Act, 1986.

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