Visiting friends ‘not grounds for divorce’
August 12, 2017 0 comments
An Indian husband has been denied a divorce on the grounds that his wife visited her friends and parents too frequently.
Justices Vasanti Naik and Arun Upadhye declared:
“Allegations that the wife used to avoid husband and his family members and often visit her parental house and friends can’t constitute cruelty.”
The husband insisted she had neglected his family, was a reluctant cook and spent more time with her friends and parents than with him – behaviour he deemed so cruel he was left “mentally disturbed”.
But his argument failed in court after he admitted she always asked his permission before leaving on her visits.
The husband had failed to persuade his local family court and the High Court Justices were equally unconvinced, saying he had failed to establish his claims of neglect.
“We find that the husband hasn’t established that the wife had treated him with cruelty. Not only are the allegations levelled by him are very vague and general but he failed to prove them.”
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August 12, 2017