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Elder Law – bills and proceedings

Author: Yazhini, Student, School of Law, SASTRA University, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract Age is one of the precious things that can never be stopped. When a person attains the age of 60, he is considered as the senior citizen of the country. As a matter of fact, October 1 of every year is celebrated as the World Elders Day. There are various laws, provisions, bills that have been passed by the Indian government in order to protect and shelter the elder people. Caring for elders is one of the ethical qualities a human should hold. Many countries including India has rights and privileges to the elder people by providing laws like elder law and the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act. Elderly rights are considered as one of the basic rights in India. This paper initially covers the overview, constitutional provisions and the concessions given to the aged people. The next stage of paper embraces the religious ideas related to the elders of the family. Next, the Hindu Maintenance and Adoption Act are discussed in the religious aspects itself. Later, the Code of Criminal Procedure for obtaining maintenance is visualized. The last part of the paper deals with the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill and is conversed along with a judgment regarding the harassment of the aged parents. Then the paper is concluded with the nominal statement of past research.

Keywords: Elder Laws, Harassment, Constitutional Protection

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