Parents Sue their Son for Not Giving them Grandchildren
After their children get married, Indian parents typically await the next piece of good news—that their daughters or daughters-in-law are expecting. After a year or two, they might even ask the question, “When are you going to give us grandchildren?” After a few more years, their questions may seem more intrusive: “Isn’t it time to have children? What are you waiting for?”
Parents have their own timetables and expectations and are generally not shy to convey them. And if the children don’t cooperate, the parents may ask a question that’s sure to get their children’s attention: “Do you want us to take you to court?”
Well, perhaps a few parents have threatened their children with legal action, but Sanjeev Ranjan Prasad and Sadhana Prasad may be the first to actually file a lawsuit. The Prasads recently filed a case in a district court in Haridwar, demanding that their son and daughter-in-law give them a grandchild or pay them $650,000 in damages, according to a New York Times report.
After waiting six years for a grandchild, the Prasads want to be repaid for investing in their son and his marriage, including paying for his $65,000 pilot training program in the U.S., buying him an Audi and funding his lavish wedding and his honeymoon in Thailand.
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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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