In New Delhi there is relief after a court decided to reform the accident claim compensation for victims involved in road accidents.
A Delhi court has stated that working woman’s husband is entitled to monthly compensation in the event of her death in a road accident only till the time he re-marries.
It was stated by the Motor Accident Claims department that there cannot be different rules for both the genders, and there cannot be a special law if a woman is educated or earning independently.
This response came while rejecting the plea of a man whose wife died in an accident that men unlike woman are entitled to monthly accident claim compensation even if they remarry.
It was contended that the law that a woman cannot claim monthly compensation in the event of her husband’s death in road accidents if she re-marries cannot be applied to males.
The court commented that the loss of a human life equalled to the same value in the eyes of the law.