In a bid to help the elderly, the Bihar cabinet has proposed jail term for children who abandon their elderly parents.
Bihar Cabinet-led by CM Nitish Kumar yesterday approved a proposal to punish with a jail term sons & daughters who abandon their elderly parents. The proposal has provisions of punishments which could go up to imprisonment if wards don't look after their aged parents properly pic.twitter.com/y7z65AOTOD— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2019
According to the proposal which was put up by the Bihar Social Welfare department, the 'sons and daughters' can get imprisoned for not looking after their elderly parents.
The complaints that will be lodged by the parents will be registered under the non-bailable section in Bihar.
This is how people reacted to the news on Twitter.
If the sons and daughters are in jail, who will take care of the parents after that? The government?— meghnad (@Memeghnad) June 12, 2019
This is good thing.— सागर औटी (@AutSagar) June 12, 2019
Such type of law required on national basis.
Good law. Look forward for correct implementation.— SaurabhKarkera (@SaurabhKarkera) June 12, 2019
Laws, laws and more laws...d society needs structural changes. Such things happn only in a society that has lost its morals...where materialism replaces survival instincts & there isn't any resilience 2 take on challenges. This law's loop hole - Don't abandon, kill them! :(((— Gomathi Karri Reddy 🇮🇳 (@GomathiKarri) June 12, 2019
Along with this, 17 important proposals were approved in the Cabinet meeting which was held on Tuesday.