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Refuge for aged

By unknown | Dec 14, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alistair Scrutton

Alistair Scrutton

NEW DELHI - Indians who neglect their ageing parents face possible prison under a new law.

The law, passed late yesterday, reflects concerns that rapid modernisation and a growth in nuclear families is undermining the centuries-old social fabric of extended families.

"At least the elderly can have a roof to live under and food to eat," Gyan Pilania, a Hindu nationalist MP, said.

If found guilty of parental neglect, Indians face up to a month in jail . Children or relatives can also be ordered to pay a monthly maintenance allowance to the aged. - Reuters


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