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Should husbands be eligible for maintenance?

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November 18, 2005 14:18 IST

The Allahabad high court recently ruled that a man who is unable to support himself is entitled to get maintenance from his earning wife during the proceedings of a matrimonial dispute.

This means if a man is not earning enough to sustain himself and his wife is, then he is entitled to maintenance from her.

What do you think about this verdict? Will this spell a new chapter in 'gender equality'? Could it lead to unscrupulous husbands feeding off their wives?

Tell us.