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Madras High Court: Marriages lost “sacrament” due to recognition of live-in relationships

Team SoOLEGAL 2 Jun 2021 3:20pm

Madras High Court: Marriages lost “sacrament” due to recognition of live-in relationships

Madras High Court while hearing a case stated that the actual meaning of the word “sacrament” has been lost after the Domestic Violence Act, 2005 has come into existence and the permission of live-in relation has been granted.

The petitioner of the case worked as a doctor in the department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services filed a divorce case in the Family Court and the same was granted by the Court but just before 4 days of the final verdict, the wife of the petitioner filed a domestic violence case against him. While hearing the matter, Justice S. Vaidhyanathan stated that the word “sacrament” has lost its true meaning and today’s generation needs to understand that a marriage is not only limited to a mere contract between the two parties but is a sacred event that takes place in an individual’s life and there are responsibilities from both the sides that needs to continue all life. Both the parties should understand that a marriage should not be barred to ego and intolerance because when a marriage ends, the child or children are the ones whose life or lives turn miserable.

The Court also observed that the wife of the petitioner, on purpose filed a domestic violence case against her husband just before the final verdict was expected from the Court, just to hamper and spoil the reputation of the petitioner and to get him terminally suspended from his workplace. The Court found that according to the Domestic Violence Act, a man cannot take any actions against a woman and concluded rejecting the Domestic Violence petition and directed the concerned department to grant back the petitioner his service within the next 15 days.



Tagged: Madras High Court   Domestic Violence Act   live_in_relation   divorce case   Family Court   verdicts  
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