Indian government to punish those who abandon their elderly parents

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Web Desk: On the occasion of Mothers day, Indian government has extended the jail terms for those who abandon or abuse their elderly parents, to six months from the existing three months.

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has also proposed widening the definition of children to include adopted of step children, son-in-law and daughters-in-law, grandchildren and minors represented by their legal guardians.Only biological children and grandchildren come under the provisions of the existing Act.

The draft Act proposes doing away with an upper limit of Rs 10,000 per month as maintenance amount. Those who earn well can and should of course shell out higher amount for the upkeep of their parents.

Source: Indiatimes

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