A woman separated from her husband can claim maintenance from him even after taking up a job, a Delhi court has held. Additional sessions judge Virendra Bhat gave the ruling while ordering the husband of an estranged woman, living at Uttam Nagar and providing private tuition to earn her livelihood, to pay her R14,000 a month to take care of herself.
“In case, she is an educated, she would definitely do some job and earn livelihood. That should not be a disqualification for her to claim maintenance from her husband,” ASJ Bhat said. PTI