Muslim women can seek maintenance from spouse under Section 125, says SC

The bench said maintenance is not charity but the right of married women and it is applicable to all married women irrespective of their religion.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 10, 2024 | 3:00 PMUpdatedJul 10, 2024 | 3:00 PM

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Muslim women can seek maintenance from their husbands under section 125 of the CrPC, applicable to all married women regardless of religion. Justices BV Nagarathna and Augustine George Masih stated that this section covers Muslim women’s legal right to maintenance. They emphasised that maintenance is a right, not charity.

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