New Delhi: While it may be quite common for parents to financially help their kids in India, the rest of the world doesn’t function quite similarly. It isn’t assumed that your parents’ money is yours or vice-versa.
In an attempt to get financial help from his parents, a 41-year-old in England has sued his parents and asked for “lifelong financial support”.
The shocking event is made even more surprising as the plaintiff is an Oxford graduate but is currently jobless.
Faiz Siddiqui, who is taking his parents to court, claims he is entitled to this demand.
The parents, Rakshanda (69) and Javed (71) are currently living in Dubai and according to Siddiqui, are quite “wealthy.” He says he is a “vulnerable” grown-up child due to his health issues and therefore, his parents owe him the money. He has formerly worked in a number of law firms and claims if his parents deny him this rightful compensation, it would be a violation of human rights.
According to Daily Mail, he is currently living in a posh flat near Hyde Park in central London. It is owned by his parents and estimated to be worth £1million (INR 10,13,64,914). He doesn’t pay rent for the housing and receives a £400 (INR 40,548) weekly allowance from his parents already.
Suing for money isn’t new for Siddiqui. Previously, he sued his alma mater, the Oxford University, for sub-par teaching that led to his eventual unemployment. Siddiqui made multiple allegations against the “boring” tuition and “bad and inadequate teaching” in addition to blaming his tutors as he had to give exams during insomnia and depression.