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Comparative Analysis Between The Hindu And Muslim Maintenance Laws

Saanya Vashishtha, Jindal Global University, Sonepat


Maintenance is the financial support provided for by the spouse in the circumstances when the spouse is unable to financially support themselves after the breakdown of marriage, separation, or during the subsistence of marriage under the court’s discretion in order to ensure that the spouse is able to avail the basic amenities required to ascertain a certain lifestyle. Although each religion has laws pertaining to maintenance support, the laws pertaining to maintenance vary for different religions, and this also holds true for the Hindu and Muslim maintenance. This paper explores the Hindu and Muslim maintenance laws while comparing and analyzing them.

Keywords: Maintenance, Divorce, Hindu Maintenance Laws, Muslim Maintenance Laws, Hindu Marriage act, Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, Muslim Women (Protection of rights against Divorce) act

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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