In Bihar, Abandoning Elderly Parents Can Now Land Sons, Daughters In Jail

The proposal of Bihar social welfare department was approved by state cabinet. (Representational)

Patna, Bihar:

Bihar Cabinet-led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has approved a proposal to punish sons and daughters who abandon their elderly parents with a jail term.

The proposal of Bihar social welfare department has provisions for punishments which could go up to imprisonment if wards do not look after their parents properly in their old ages.

The cases against the wards will be registered under the non-bailable 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.

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