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08 Jul 2022

The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act (2007) places the responsibility on children or relatives to take care of the elderly and highlights that neglect or abandonment of elderly people is a punishable offence by law (Ministry of Law and Justice, 2007).


Ministry of Law and Justice. (2007). Maintenance and welfare of parents and senior citizens Act. Government of India. Available from: https://www.indiacode.nic.in/bitstream/123456789/6831/1/maintenance_and_welfare_of_parents_and_senior_citizens_act.pdf