In yet another bad decision, we now have weird grounds for divorce. Even though something as brutal as marital rape is not reason enough for separation, guys now have the upper hand in divorce as well.
The Supreme court has passed a judgement that, a Hindu man can ask for divorce if his wife tries to separate him from his ageing parents.
A minute of silence please, for this really well thought decision. *Sarcasm detected*. According to Justice Dave,
Why you ask? Because it’s ‘western culture’ to live away from the husband’s family and this practice is ‘alien’ to us.
Bench of Justices Anil R. Dave and L. Nageshwara Rao claimed that,
‘A woman becomes a part of the husband’s family and cannot seek to separate him from his parents for the sole reason that she wants to entirely enjoy his income.’
So let’s get this straight. A woman needs to leave her parents when she gets married, and that is the ‘norm’. But if she tries to take him away from his parents, aka get an independent life, she can be divorced? Because clearly only her husband’s parents age and need someone to take care of them full time, while her parents are self-sustainable?
Can we get over this fad of making pointless laws and concentrate on things that are more important?
News Source: The Hindu