The Court ruled that there cannot be a religious undertone to a daughter’s entitlement to receive from her father reasonable expenses related to her marriage.
Background of the case
In this matter, at hand two unmarried daughters filed a petition against his respondent father seeking reasonable expenses related to her marriage. The petitioner-daughters had filed a family court petition asking for the realization of 45.92 lakhs towards their wedding costs as well as an order authorizing a charge for the aforementioned sum against their father’s scheduled property. Additionally, they asked for a temporary injunction to prevent their father from selling the property, which they claimed had been bought with assistance from their mother’s relatives.
whether there was any legal provision entitling a Christian daughter to realize marriage expenses from the immovable property of her father.
Kerala Court Analysis
The Kerala High Court has ruled that regardless of her faith, every unmarried daughter has the right to receive reasonable wedding expenses from her father.
Justices Anil K. Narendran and PG Ajithkumar’s division bench stated that this right cannot be given any religious connotations it stated in its judgement that “A daughter who is not yet married has the right to receive from her father reimbursement for reasonable wedding-related expenses. Regardless of her religion, every unmarried daughter has the right to it. A person’s religion cannot be used as a basis for discrimination to prevent them from exercising such a right’’.