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'Son Cannot Insist on Staying in Father's House Saying he has Contributed to Renovation': Punjab and Haryana High Court Upholds Eviction Order Under Senior Citizens Act, 2007

Lawstreet Journal 29 Sep 2021 8:49pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary 'Son Cannot Insist on Staying in Father's House Saying he has Contributed to Renovation':  Punjab and Haryana High Court Upholds Eviction Order Under Senior Citizens Act, 2007

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently upheld an eviction order issued at the father's request under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act (Senior Citizens Act), 2007.

In this case, the father did not transfer the house to the son through a gift or any other means. The son attempted to defend the claim by claiming that he had contributed to the renovation of the house's ground floor.

The Court ruled that the son cannot assert his right to remain in his father's home by claiming that he contributed to the house's renovation.

"...the petitioners cannot maintain their claim on the alleged ground that petitioner No.1 contributed to the renovation of the house," the Court stated.

The Court emphasized that when children abandon their parents to their fate and use their muscle power to torture and harass them, the parents' world is completely shattered.

"They become helpless from all sides, and thus the unfortunate storey of their moving from one Forum to another for redressal of their grievances begins (s).... Life is full of extraordinary challenges and unrivalled opportunities, but these opportunities must not be used against those who raised you. The parents experience the supreme bliss of the Supreme Power with the birth of their children and express their gratitude to Him, " the noted.

The Bench of Justice Harnaresh Singh Gill also quoted from the Guru Granth Sahib when stating that children should treat their parents as if they were God.

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