Ha… know your duties man! tells the Delhi HC. Only problem is that here the man is forced to go to jail if unable to buy separate house for wife, but not clear if there was any obligation put on wife or not! She will get a separate house to live separately from in-laws, but what does husband get in return? Any peace of mind? Not possible. How can that be written in a mediation (read: legal, ‘civilized’, state sponsored husbands’ extortion) based agreement?
Wives do not have any obligation under Indian legal system.. they have only privileges. Men have no privileges, they have only obligations. Now judges are enforcing the obligations on men with all the brutal state power at their disposal.
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The Delhi High Court has asked a man to purchase a house for his wife to live separately from her in-laws or be ready to go behind bars for not fulfilling a condition arrived at during mediation in the trial court.
Justice S N Dhingra asked the woman, who had filed a criminal complaint related to dowry harassment against her husband and in-laws, to find out a house, available at Rs 18 lakh, which would be bought by her husband.