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Political parties that are desperate to impose Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India are ignorant of the diversity of its cultures, customs, traditions, castes, ethnicity, languages and religious ideologi...
Extramarital affairs can leave a trail of tragedy and destruction.
The stigma around the "d-word" in India is so high that quite often, couples live separately but don't divorce. While some carry on informally with such an arrangement, others take the help of the cou...
"Denial of sex to a spouse itself amounts to causing mental cruelty".
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Interim maintenance is usually considered to be the right of a woman going through a divorce and rightly so because of the tough financial conditions she may face as the marriage is dismantled. But what happens if the woman is working and capable of providing for herself financially? Let me illustrate with an interesting case that I am handling.
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About a year ago, I encountered a very interesting case in my support group. Sumitra and Haresh were married in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, in accordance with the local customs of their village. But four years later, Haresh, who was then living in Mumbai, decided to leave his wife, telling her that the marriage in the village was not legal. Sumitra was devastated as she thought she had been living in sin with Haresh. This is when I told her about Section 3 of the Hindu Marriage Act.
The other day I was involved in a healthy discussion with my colleagues about marriage and divorce. When one of the male members of the group remarked that "the law seemed to be tilted more towards women, especially in divorce cases", I decided to write about cruelty in divorce from the male's perspective.