ENACTMENT NO. 12 OF 1985
ADMINISTRATION OF ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW ENACTMENT 1985

PART VI - MAINTENANCE OF WIFE, CHILDREN, AND OTHERS



Section 79. Duty to maintain illegitimate children.

(1) If a woman neglects or refuses to maintain her illegitimate child who is unable to maintain himself or herself, the Court, upon due proof thereof, may order the woman to make such monthly allowance as the Court thinks reasonable.

(2) If a claim is made against the putative father, it shall be brought in the Magistrate’s Court which may order him to make such monthly allowance as the Court thinks reasonable.

(3) A monthly allowance under this section shall be payable from the date of commencement of the neglect or refusal to maintain or from such later date as may be specified in the order




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