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Inderjeet Uppal vs Aarti Uppal on 10 July, 2018

227 FAO-3893-2015 with CMM-3-2017 (OM)


Present: None for the appellant-husband.

Mr. I.P.S. Doabia, Advocate,
for the respondent-wife.



No one has put in appearance on behalf of the non-

applicant/appellant-husband. So, he is proceeded against ex-parte, for the

purpose of this application.


Counsel for the applicant/respondent-wife has submitted that in

the present case, the daughters of the applicant/respondent-wife, namely

Ashna and Mannat are staying with her and both of them are students.

On asking of the Court, it has been informed that the lower

Court, while considering application under Section 24 of the Hindu

Marriage Act, had awarded a sum of Rs.4000/- for younger daughter

Mannat, who is at present a student.

Since the applicant/respondent-wife is shouldering the

responsibility of bringing up the daughters, born out of the wedlock, she

herself may not be entitled to the maintenance pendente lite being an

earning person but for the additional responsibility undertaken by her, she

can certainly be awarded maintenance for looking after the said child


The amount of Rs.4000/- awarded for said purpose by the lower

Court, with the passage of time and taking into consideration the price

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index, deserves to be enhanced. It is ordered that the non-

applicant/appellant-husband would be liable to pay a sum of Rs.7000/- per

month with effect from the date of application i.e. July, 2016, to the

applicant/respondent-wife for meeting with the expenses for upbringing of

daughter Mannat.

Application under Section 24 of the Hindu Marriage Act is

allowed in above manner.


No one has put in appearance on behalf of the appellant. It

appears that the appellant-husband is not interested in pursuing the appeal.

Last opportunity is granted to the appellant-husband to put in

appearance and contest the appeal.

Adjourned to 26.10.2018 for payment of arrears of


It is made clear that in case of non-appearance of the appellant

on said date, the appeal may be dismissed for non-prosecution.


harsha JUDGE

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