Bihar: Sons, daughters can be put into prison for abandoning elderly parents

Nitish Kumar

A proposal was approved by the Bihar Cabinet-led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to take strict action against sons and daughters who abandon their elderly parents and award them with a jail term.

The proposal of Bihar social welfare department has provisions for punishments which could go up to imprisonment if children don’t look after their parents in their old age.

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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.

(with inputs from ANI)

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