Delhi High court Grants Divorce in Favor of Husband

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New Delhi, February 12, 2024: Hon’ble Delhi High Court granted divorce in favor of husband against his wife on the grounds of cruelty under Section 13 (1) (ia) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. The judgment highlights the complexities of the marital relationship and sheds light on the struggles faced by the husband.

Background of the Case

The appellant/husband filed the appeal against the dismissal of his divorce petition by the Family Court. The couple got married in 2014, and after a brief period of living together, they separated in 2015. The appellant claimed cruelty under various instances, including reluctance for a sexual relationship, unreasonable demands, and false accusations.

Key Points from the Judgment

  1. The court observed that the wife showed little interest in the marital relationship, explicitly expressing a desire for divorce to marry someone else.
  2. The appellant’s claims of reluctance for a sexual relationship were not entirely denied by the respondent, indicating a strained conjugal bond.
  3. The court noted the wife’s involvement in false dowry harassment complaints, highlighting the frivolity of the allegations.
  4. Despite attempts at reconciliation, the wife failed to return to the matrimonial home, leading to prolonged separation.

Court's Decision: Divorce in Favor of husband

The court concluded that the overwhelming evidence established cruelty by the wife towards the husband. Setting aside the earlier judgment, the court granted divorce in favor of husband on the grounds of cruelty.

Impact and Implications

This judgment underscores the importance of conjugal relationships in a marriage and emphasizes the consequences of prolonged separation. It sets a precedent for cases involving cruelty and false accusations in marital disputes.

Download Judgment

Click above to download this Judgment in the case titled MAT.APP.(F.C.) 103/2021. It can serve as a valuable resource for legal reference.

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