I happened to see the views on this forum….and its sad….you are definitely a victim Neelam. Yes you deserve maintenance, and having come from a legal background…asking 5 lakh rupees from your parents home for “supporting” your husband qualifies as a dowry demand. Its disgusting the way people are pointing out things. I am sorry for your broken marriage…but its great that you have decided to walk out of it. They HAVE to pay you maintenance….it is your right…and no one in this forum or anywhere can stop you from receiving your rights…please do not get demoralized.