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Woman Can Have Husband’s Salary Information: MP High Court

Sunita had filed an RTI in the case to get the information of Pawan’s salary after a trial court rejected her plea.

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challenged the CIC order before a single bench in MP High Court which set aside the CC order. Sunita did not stop here. She challenged the single bench order before a double bench in the MP High Court Pixabay
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By Ajay Kumar

In a very interesting case, the Madhya Pradesh High Court ordered that a woman has the right to know the remuneration of her husband.

The bench of Justice S. K. Seth and Nandita Dubey ruled the verdict on the petition of Sunita Jain who wanted to have a higher maintenance from her estranged husband, Pawan Kumar, stating that he was a senior officer in BSNL. Sunita was getting a maintenance of Rs. 7,000 per month.

Counsel for the petitioner asserted that Sunita’s husband is on a reputed designation with state-run BSNL.  Sunita had filed an RTI in the case to get the information of Pawan’s salary after a trial court rejected her plea.

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Counsel for the petitioner asserted that Sunita’s husband is a on a reputed designation with state run-BSNL. pIXABAY

The issue reached to the CIC office where the in an order dated July 27, 2017, it asked the Central Public Information Officer of BSNL to provide the salary details of Pawan Kumar. Consequently, the husband challenged the CIC order before a single bench in MP High Court which set aside the CC order.

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Sunita did not stop here. She challenged the single bench order before a double bench in the MP High Court which, in an order on May 15, allowed the writ appeal of Sunita and upheld the order of CIC stating that a wife has the right to know about his husband’s salary. The bench observed a wife cannot be denied for this information by considering her third party.

 

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Begging No More a Criminal Offence: Delhi High Court

The bench decriminalised begging and said that prosecution under the provisions of the Act was "unconstitutional".

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Begging in India. Image source: theindiansociety.org

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ruled that begging is not a criminal offence and struck down laws penalizing it.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar struck down the provisions prosecuting begging under the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act.

The bench decriminalised begging and said that prosecution under the provisions of the Act was “unconstitutional”.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ruled that begging is not a criminal offence. Wikimedia Commons
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ruled that begging is not a criminal offence. Wikimedia Commons

However, the court granted liberty to the Delhi government to bring in alternative legislation to curb the racket of forced begging after undertaking an empirical examination on the sociological and economic aspect of the matter.

The court was hearing two public interest litigations by Harsh Mandar and Karnika Sawhney to seek basic human and fundamental rights for beggars in the national capital and for decriminalising begging.

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The pleas also sought basic amenities such as proper food and medical facilities at all beggar homes in Delhi. (IANS)