If a father (or mother) deposit their directly earned money in a child’s account – should they have the right to take this money back? (whether or not the son or the daughter elopes)
What do you think?
I think everybody should have the right to decide who they give their hard earned money to, and also to change their mind upto a point. But what about the banking norms?
Is this case about eloping, or denial of rights to daughters?
Link shared by Kavya Veni B R and Medusa.
NEW DELHI: If a woman defies the “family and societal norms” and elopes with someone, then her father can take back the money which he deposited in her account when she was a minor. This is what a trial court observed recently while deciding a monetary dispute between a father and daughter.
The bank with which the account was opened was also made a party in the case. During the trial, the bank submitted before the court that as per the banking norms, once a minor becomes major, the guardian or the person who had deposited the money in his or her account cannot claim it. However, the bank later submitted that it would honour the judgment.
Discussing the “social aspect” of the case, the court said, “Our society is governed by certain moral norms, which by the passage of time have attained sanctity of law and one of such predominant norms is that
the parents are supposed to give best comfort, consortium, education and stay to their children to the best of their capability and conversely the same is also the right of a child… but the responsibility of the parents and the right of the children… to have the same from their parents go hand-in-hand and cannot be vouchsafed independent of each other.