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In Bihar, abandoning elderly parents will land children in jail

The cases against the wards will be registered under the non-bail able section in Bihar after receiving complaints from the elderly parents.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2019 09:10 IST
Asian News International
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Patna (Bihar)
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The proposal of Bihar social welfare department has provisions for punishments which could go up to imprisonment if wards do not look after their parents properly in their old ages.(HT Photo)

Bihar Cabinet-led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has approved a proposal to punish sons and daughters who abandon their elderly parents with a jail term.

The proposal of Bihar social welfare department has provisions for punishments which could go up to imprisonment if wards do not look after their parents properly in their old ages.

The cases against the wards will be registered under the non-bail able section in Bihar after receiving complaints from the elderly parents.

Many other decisions were also taken during the cabinet meeting that took place on Tuesday.

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text, only the headline has been changed)

First Published: Jun 12, 2019 09:00 IST