Maintenance rights of women in different laws


  • Mukesh Kumar Malviya Assistant Professor, Law School, BHU, Varanasi


Maintenance, Nature, Personal Law, Secular Provisions, Domestic Violence


Women of every society whether it be of developed, developing or that of underdeveloped holds a unique position This is particularly due to the various roles they play during various stages of their life, as a daughter, wife, mother and sister etc[1]. Inspite of her contribution in the life of every individual human being, she still belongs to a class or group of society which is in a disadvantaged position[2].  Her empowerment is not necessary only for the sake of achieving the goals of equity etc, but it is also one of the critical elements in the fight against poverty reduction, economic growth and strengthening of civil society.


Rajkumari Premila Devi, Hindu Women’s Right to Equality and the Indian Judiciary,(2011) 1 GLT 8


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Supra note 4.

Section 3(b) Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act

Section 18 Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act

Kulwant Singh v. Balwinder Kaur And Ors. (1999) 122 PLR 699

Supra note 8.

Section 18 Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

A.K. Srivastava, Muslim personal law and rights of Muslim women- A Socio Legal Study, SCJ 2007 Vol 3 p.34.

Mulla, Principles of Muhemmadan Law, 16 (N M Tripathi Pvt. Ltd Bombay 1972)

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Aliya v. Pathu 1988(2) KLT 446

Danial Latiffi v Union of India (2001) 7 SCC 740

Supra note 9


Section 125

Haunsabai v. Balkrishna Krishna Badigar, 1981 Cri. LJ 110

S.K.Naqvi, Law relating to Muslim Women in India, 1st Edition, Orient Publishing Company, p 144

(2001) 7 SCC 740

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AIR 1986 SC 180

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AIR 1978 SC 597

See Preamble to The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

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(2010) DLT289

(3) KLJ 304




How to Cite

Malviya, M. K. (2023). Maintenance rights of women in different laws. GLS KALP – Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, 3(1), 40–49. Retrieved from