The Supreme Court on Monday handed down a landmark verdict in a nearly two-decade-long divorce case. The husband and wife in this case did not live with each other even for a day after marriage. Speaking in this regard, the court shows that this relationship has come to an end from the very beginning of the marital life, ”the opinion was recorded. The court, however, exercised all its decision-making powers under Article 142 of the Constitution and allowed the divorce. Not only that, explaining the delay in court proceedings, the way was paved for divorce on the ground that the woman had shown cruelty as per the provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act.
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice. The case was heard before a two-judge bench headed by Rishikesh Roy. The couple was married in February 2002. Soon after, the husband filed for divorce in the case. However, the dispute between the two was not resolved through mediation or any other means. After the petition, the case went on for 19 years. Finally, the country’s highest court ruled in favor of the man. The petition filed by the husband, who works as an assistant professor, forced the woman who married me to marry without her consent. The marriage took place due to pressure to get married. It was later reported that she had left the wedding hall the same night.
While commenting on the conduct of the woman by the bench, it was noticed that she had filed cases against the petitioner in several courts. Not to be outdone, the woman had also demanded punitive action against her husband from the college authorities. The woman had also filed a petition seeking dismissal of her husband. While expressing its opinion on this, the bench said that it was cruel for a woman to behave in such a manner. The court observed that the woman had lodged a complaint against her husband for trying to abuse the law. The court allowed the divorce, saying the woman’s treatment was “cruel”.