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Delhi HC: Husband Cannot Complain about Wife's Visits to her Parent's House

In his petition the husband stated that he has been subjected to cruelty with the frequent visits of his wife to her paternal house without any prior intimation to him and his family members has caused them mental pain and agony.
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Husband petition for divorce on the ground of his wife’s frequent visits to her parent’s home has been rejected by the Delhi High Court. 

The bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Deepa Sharma said that the wife is entitled to visit her paternal home and such visits cannot be a reason for a husband to complain and obtain a divorce on the same per se.

The husband initially filed the divorce petition before the district court who refused to grant divorce and thus the appeal is filed the husband before the High Court. In his petition the husband stated that he has been subjected to cruelty with the frequent visits of his wife to her paternal house without any prior intimation to him and his family members has caused them mental pain and agony.

The husband further contended that because of the tense and due atmosphere created by his wife the father of husband within the three months of their marriage has suffered a heart attack and he has to undergo angiography. The bench while rejecting the petition of husband said that these conditions take a long time before they manifest.

The husband alleged his wife that she never showed any respect towards his family and has used filthy and abusive language and has also given threats about dire consequences. He further alleged that his wife neglected their child and also did not allowed the child to play with him. It was further alleged by the husband that the wife also neglected her domestic duties such as cooking food, cleaning, washing etc.

The bench rejecting the allegations said that the above acts does not amount cruelty.

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Mehak Sharma
Published on 20-Dec-2017
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