From Para 33, (Perversity of a High Court!)
33. Both the Petitioners are majors and, therefore, under Section 125 Cr.P.C, they are not entitled to maintenance. However, this Court is of the opinion that the Respondent cannot abandon his children and ought not to abdicate his duties as a father. The Petitioner in CRL.REV.P. 605/2018 has been saddled with the responsibility of paying the entire fee for the education of both the children, however, it was the duty of the father to also contribute towards their education. Therefore, even though the Petitioners in CRL.REV.P 604/2018 are not entitled to any maintenance as per the law, this Court is of the opinion that the Respondent should compensate the Petitioner in CRL.REV.P. 605/2018 by sharing the burden of the amount spent by her towards the expenses and upkeep of the children.
Zahir Obdullah and Anr Vs Omar Abdullah on 31 Aug 2023