High Court Upholds Denial of Marriage Dissolution in Cruelty Case

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In a recent ruling, the Kerala High Court emphasized that no wife should endure cruelty for her husband’s pleasure.

Matrimonial Dispute Resolution

The Kerala High Court delivered a significant verdict in a matrimonial dispute, reiterating the importance of protecting spouses from cruelty.

Court’s Assessment of the Case

A bench of Justices Anil K Narendran and G Girish presided over the case, where the husband petitioned against the denial of marriage dissolution.

Allegations and Counterarguments

The husband accused his wife of emotional and verbal abuse, neglecting marital duties, and filing false complaints against him and his family.

Wife’s Defense

In response, the wife refuted the allegations, citing instances of physical and mental cruelty, dowry demands, and forced abortion.

Court’s Verdict

After assessing the evidence, the High Court found the wife’s claims of mistreatment credible, highlighting the untenable situation she faced in the marriage.

Clarification on Cruelty

The court differentiated between cruelty and normal marital issues, stressing that cruelty endangers life, limb, or health, whereas regular disputes don’t warrant dissolution.

Consideration of Background and Education

Factors like background, status, and education were considered in determining the level of cruelty justifying marriage dissolution.

Final Decision

Ultimately, the High Court upheld the Family Court’s decision to deny dissolution, emphasizing the subjective nature of tolerance levels in marital disputes.

Re-reported from the article originally published in The shethepeople

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