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Attempt of Wife to Separate Husband From His Mother Is Cruelty on Husband: Kerala HC [READ JUDGEMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 1 Jun 2020 8:26pm

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On May 20, 2020, A Division Bench of Justices A. M. Shaffique and Mary Joseph of the Kerala High Court had in the matter of Ranjith P. C. v. Asha Nair P has held that repeated attempts of wife to separate husband from his mother amounts to cruelty on him and can be a reason to grant a divorce. The Court also remarked that “no family is totally devoid of clashes among members constituting it. It is common for elders to scold and sometimes abuse youngsters. Making a daughter in law to do the household/domestic work is also not something unusual.”


Background of the Case:

The appellant-husband had filed for a decree for dissolution of marriage before the Family Court and it was declined by the Family Court and the Original Petition was dismissed for his failure to establish the ground cruelty alleged as the basis. The respondent is none other than the wife of the appellant.

Ranjith and Asha had got married on April 14, 2003, and a female child was born in wedlock. The marital relationship did not last long in the way it commenced due to the quarrelsome nature of Asha. Gradually she started declaring that she would commit suicide after creating cogent materials to trap himself and his mother. She used to call Ranjith 'dog' and 'shameless creature'. She used to undermine his person stating that he is not a fit person to be her husband and insult him by beating him in front of his relatives. She also denied him a… Continue Reading...

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