Grandparents dream of feeding grandchildren. Loot your happiness and wealth on them, but there is a grandfather in Bhopal who has banned the birth of grandchildren. He has put pressure on the only son and daughter-in-law for not having children. They have said that if they have children, they will evict them both from their property. After seven years of marriage, the unhappy daughter-in-law tired of not getting the child’s happiness has reached Kutumb court. He has requested that his father-in-law be explained. However, the father-in-law was not considered even after six counseling. It is now ready to call him for the next counseling.
This is a strange case of a family of a retired Bhopal official. In the early years of marriage, the daughter-in-law tried to convince her father-in-law and husband, but the matter was not resolved. Troubled by the social and family taunts, Bahu finally applied to the Kutumb Court in September 2020. He spoke to counselor Sarita Rajani. Even after the hearing that has been going on for a month and a half, no solution has been found. Counselor Rajani advised the son and daughter-in-law to take a separate house, but the husband does not want to leave his father. Father-in-law is also not ready to accept. Mother-in-law died several years ago.
Father-in-law said – if the child is there, I will send me to the old age home
When the counselor called the retired officer, he argued that if the son-daughter-in-law had a child, they would not take care of me. Will send me an old age home. The son is not married to childbirth. The first duty of son and daughter-in-law is to serve me. These people can produce children after I die. If the daughter-in-law wants a child, she can divorce my son and remarry.
Husband is not even supporting
In the first counseling, the husband said that the father does not want any children. If we did this, they would evict us from their property. The husband is an employee in a private company.
Daughter-in-law promised, will serve father-in-law even after having a child
During counseling, the daughter-in-law promised that she was ready to give an affidavit in court that she would serve her father-in-law even after having a child.
This case is quite different
Every father wants his son to advance his generation, but this matter is quite different. For the first time, such elders have been seen, who are pressurizing their sons and daughters-in-law not to have children for their selfishness.
– Sarita Rajani, Counselor, Family Court, Bhopal
No need to fear
In this case the father should explain that he need not be afraid. Law is made for them.
-Renu Sharma, Retired Judge, Bhopal
Son has to decide for himself
Insecurity has increased in the elderly. The behavior of such a person starts changing. Thinking starts changing. In this case, the son will have to decide for himself.
-Dr. Rahul Sharma, Medical Psychologist, Bhopal
Court can give relief
Any person can file a case under section 125 of CrPC in court for maintenance. It also includes parents. If the court wishes, it can grant relief by issuing an order for interim maintenance under section 128.
KL Jain, Senior Advocate, High Court, Indore