Thursday, March 31, 2016

Should the military involve itself in matrimonial or family disputes?

There are provisions in military law in India that provide that the competent military authority can award maintenance to spouses of personnel in case they apply for the same.

This aspect had been deliberated upon by the Committee of Experts constituted by the Indian Defence Minister to reduce litigation and improve the system of redressal of grievances. The Committee had opined that such exceptional provisions are not meant to be used as a routine recourse.

The Indian Express reports on this aspect of the Expert Panel recommendations here.

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