‘Salary to wife against Hindu Law’

Published: 17th September 2012 08:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2012 01:02 PM   |  A+A-

Commenting on the implications of the Bill proposed by the Woman and Child Development Ministry on making it mandatory to pay a fixed monthly salary to wives, novelist Dr SL Bhyrappa said that the government as well as leaders should consider the integrity and morality of the country before thinking of such laws.

He said the spirit of the Hindu law would erode further if the government brought such a Bill which is not suited to the Indian economy and culture.

“As there was no dharma and nyaya concept in the western countries, the economic system of such countries is collapsing. The proposed Bill which is suited for Europe and America, will affect the Indian family system,” he said.

Bhyrappa was speaking at a seminar ‘Arivu-Haravu’ on scholar K S Narayanacharya’s literary works at Sharada Vilas Centenary Hall on Sunday. He said that some people in the Centre are trying to bring the Bill as they are influenced by the West. “If the government brings in the Bill, the bondage between husband and wife will no longer hold,” he said.

Some people emphasise transferring 50 per cent of assets to the wife immediately after marriage. If so what about the fate of the husband’s family. Quantifying the property for the wife alone is not good, he said. 


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