Indian Parents Sadhana and Sanjeev Prasad is suing their son and daughter-in-law for not providing them with grandchildren after six years of marriage.

They live in Haridwar a city in the northern Uttarakhand state of India. They Claim in a petition that was viewed by CNN that they spend around $257,000 (twenty million Indian rupees) to raise their only child.

The parents are suing the son and their daughter in-law for $643,000 (fifty million Indian rupees).

The legal representative of the parents Arvind Srivastava said: “They raised him, educated him, made him capable, made him a pilot — which was expensive,”

“We want a grandson or a granddaughter within a year or compensation, because I have spent my life’s earnings on my son’s education,” he said. “We are not getting love and affection from where we want it the most. I feel very unlucky.”

“My son has been married for six years but they are still not planning a baby,” said Prasad. “At least if we have a grandchild to spend time with, our pain will become bearable.”

He also said: “They see people in their neighborhood playing with their grandchildren and feel like they should also have one.”

According to CNN he also said: “They said they didn’t marry (their son and daughter-in-law) off so that they can live alone … So they said that in the next year, either give us a grandchild or give us compensation.”

The petition also revealed that the parents bought a car for their son and his wife, and they also paid for the honeymoon of the couple.

Filial duty where children care for elderly parents and carry on the family line has been controversial in the past. But under a federal law parents can claim monthly allowance from their adult children. The law wants to protect seniors who might not be able to look after themselves.

In 2020 an Indian supreme court judge told two sons: “You are not doing any favour to him. He is your father. It has been submitted before us that both of you are working in MNCs. Don’t forget that you are everything because of him,”

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