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Maintenance to Wife who deserted the Husband

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Manoj Kumar v/s Champa
2017 (2) R.C.R. (Civil) 747:2017 (3) Recent Apex Judgements 51
In the judgement, Rohtash v/s Ramendri, 2000 (3) SCC 180, Supreme Court held as under :-Decree of divorce passed on account of desertion by wife – Wife filing application for grant of maintenance under Section 125 Criminal Procedure Code during pendency of divorce proceedings – Wife is entitled to maintenance form date of decree of divorce and not from the date earlier to passing of decree – A wife is not entitled to maintenance who has deserted her husband, but a wife who was divorced on account of her desertion is entitled to maintenance form decree of divorce.

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