Educated women seeking maintenance is one of the biggest anamolies in Indian justice…. not only educated women, even WELL EDUCATED PHDs have started seeking maintenance !!
Delhi Court: Wife being P.hd doesn’t disentitle her not to seek any maintenance from husband – Another Perverse Order
Delhi District Court: Rajesh Sharma Vs Neelima Sharma : 17/Apr/2017 >> https://indiankanoon.org/doc/6559812/
+ Wife filed DV against husband & his family members
Husband salary is 50K & trial court awarded 25K as interim maintenance.
On appeal, district court stated that “At this stage, it has to be presumed that wife is not living away without any sufficient cause. Thus, she primarily seems entitled to seek interim maintenance”
Court also went to stating that ” Wife is trying to come out of such depression. Moreover, it is nobody’s case that wife has deliberately left any job or deliberately not wanting to work anywhere so that she enjoys easy money from her husband. India is a country where unemployment is a big social issue and getting a suitable job is a mammoth task. Be that as it may, evidently, as of now, she is not found to be employed anywhere. Merely because she is Ph.D would not mean that she cannot seek any maintenance for herself or for that matter for her minor daughter
As regards plea of dropping of proceedings qua of other appalents (i.e brother of husband), merely because they are government employees and are allegedly residing separately would not earn them any relief,