Here is the earlier news when Supreme Court thought it fit to issue notices to Union Law and Justice Ministry in Smriti Shinde’s divorce case. People are not fools to notice that when men have approached Supreme Court for divorce, they have been given sermons like “obey your wife” by Justice Katju, and recently by another SC judge that “a man should not expect freedom in marriage”. But when a minister’s daughter wants divorce, all stops must be pulled in name of constitution and what else! The latest news is that the cabinet has approved introduction of an amendment which will allow people like Smriti Shinde to get divorce. Voila! The funny thing is that everyone including media is calling it as divorce on grounds of irretrievable break down of marriage, when in reality it is nothing … [Read more...] about Irretrievable break down – OR how to get Smriti Shinde her divorce
People haven’t forgotten the advice given last year by Justice Katju of Supreme Court to husbands “Do what the wife tells you and never question her authority.” . Now another ‘sage’ advice comes the way of Indian husbands from another SC judge Deepak Verma. However, one would expect more logic from an SC judge who says “restrictions on independence are like dividends”… it is difficult to fathom how is restriction on independence is a dividend in itself. It is more a tax than dividend. Since the judge has talked in financial terms to explain marriage, let us try to understand a bit deeper what he has said. In financial terms, a dividend is paid on an investment. In this case, the SC judge’s statement implies without doubt that the dividend is being given by husband to wife. So far so … [Read more...] about Another ‘glorious’ statement by another SC judge
This recent news about making "irretrievable breakdown of marriage" a ground for divorce has led to many people talking about how beneficial it will be for the separated couples who cannot get divorce under Hindu Marriage Act as it currently exists. The only problem is the definition of irretrievable breakdown of marriage. Most likely, it will not be granted for less than 5 years of separation. Then again, it will be need to be proved to the satisfaction of the court. Given the time taken by Indian courts, who is to say how many more years it might take once a divorce application is filed on this new proposed ground. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-to-consider-making-it-easier-to-get-divorce/articleshow/6029884.cms NEW DELHI: Sparring couples may now have a way out … [Read more...] about Divorce made easier, or rather possible – but watch out!
I don’t know how the newspaper terms this as a significant judgment in a divorce case, since the HC judgment is specific to the particular case as given in news below. The important part I think is that though HC judgment was completely against the allegations, there are no costs at all (leave exemplary) ordered, or any strictures passed for bringing frivolous and vexatious cases to courts. http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_father-disallowing-children-to-watch-tv-is-not-cruelty-bombay-hc_1393090 Mumbai: In a significant judgment in a divorce case, the Bombay high court has held that decision of a father disallowing children from watching television programmes continuously and forcing them to go to bed early could not be termed as "cruelty". Dismissing an appeal filed by a … [Read more...] about And who could have thought of this?
http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_attraction-to-brother-in-law-is-cruelty-bombay-high-court_1380780 Mumbai: Not allowing the husband to consummate the marriage and showing “improper interest” towards the brother-in-law amounts to cruelty and is a legitimate ground for divorce, stated a ruling passed by the Bombay high court this week The high court dissolved the seven-year-old marriage of a Pune-based businessman by granting him a decree of divorce. The couple, who had tied the knot in November, 2002, had stayed together for only six months. The husband, in his appeal, had stated that during their honeymoon in Goa, his wife had revealed to him that she was in love with someone else and had been forced to marry. The husband also alleged that the wife did not allow him to … [Read more...] about Attraction to brother-in-law is cruelty and ground for divorce
So if you are a man and want divorce, pray that your wife breaks into your house after alleging you are having extra-marital affair, and hopefully in your lifetime you will be granted divorce by supreme court, err high court in this case. Surely things are improving for men since Supreme Court’s Justice Katju’s comment to a husband who had applied for divorce: “you have waited for 17 years, you can wait for few more months”. http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_false-allegations-of-infidelity-can-be-ground-for-divorce_1373294 Mina’s act of breaking into Amit’s house and alleging that he was having an extramarital affair were enough to prove the charge of cruelty, the court said. “The appellant [Mina] must have obviously caused tremendous hardship, inconvenience, unnecessary expenses, … [Read more...] about Man gets divorce confirmation from Mumbai HC after 18 years