Beijing: In the first case under a new law to protect the elderly, a Chinese court has ordered a woman to visit her 77-year-old mother once every two months and provide her financial help.
A court in Wuxi issued the order after the woman filed a case against her daughter alleging that she was being neglected.
The court also asked the daughter and her husband had to provide financial help, reports here said.
The new legislation called "Elderly Rights Law" aimed aimed addressing the lonely status of nearly 200 million aged citizens came into affect amid a raging debate both in official media and the Internet on how it can be implemented.
Many say it raises questions of one child policy a result of which only child is away working leaving the parents to fend for themselves.
The elderly mother sued her daughter in court earlier this year after conflicts broke out between them and the mother left to live with her son.
The daughter later refused to take care of the mother.