Abandonment of elderly is non-bailable offence

Daijiworld Media Network (SHP)

Patna, Jun 12: In an interesting turn of events, CM Nitish Kumar passed a law against abandoning elderly parents. Nitish Kumar stated in his cabinet meeting on Tuesday that offence of this kind will be deemed worthy of jail time.

The decision came in at a time when cases of abandonment of elderly have been surging.

The punishment for the same would be a case against the wards of the elderly. It will be registered under the non-bailable section. Along with this over 17 other vital proposals were approved in the meeting. One of them was provision of employment to the kin of Bihar born martyrs in the Pulwama attack.

Further, the cabinet took a step to include Chief Minister Old Age Pension Scheme under the Right to Service Act. An approval to fund Rs 76.56 crore for seed cultivation was also passed. There was also a proposal to construct a Hydropower extension station in Supaul which would generate power of over 130 MW. The other prominent proposal that received approval is the construction of a four lane bridge parallel to Bhagalpur's existing Vikramsheela bridge.

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  • Chatty Shetty, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    how about abandonment of wife?

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  • Rashmi, mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Till tea maker is there in power abandonment of wife will not be considered as a crime so as not to embarrass the premier of the country.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Abandonment of Wife with no Divorce or Compensation is also a Crime ...

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  • Dheeraj, Shirva Manchakal

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    We wish pappu not to go bangkok. Law is strict.

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  • James, Belman

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    This law should be passed in the parliament. All the children those who abandon their old parents should be put behind bars for life time and the property what they got from their parents must be confiscated.

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  • Nikhil, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 12 2019

    Life time will be too harsh, as even though children abandon their parents but no parents wish their children be behind bars especially because of them. Monetary compensation by children must be made compulsory and a place to stay.

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