30-yr-long divorce battle ends
(Judgement attached below)
They were together for less than a day yet fought a prolonged battle for over 30 years to get rid of each other. The Delhi High Court on Monday brought down the curtains on a three-decade-long divorce battle between a couple that had spent just half a day together after tying the knot in 1982. It granted the divorce decree to the husband who accused his wife of deserting him on the very day of the wedding.
"The fact that parties who stayed together for 24 hours spent close to 30 years in alleys of courts to get rid of each other is nothing but appalling to say the least. The institution of marriage, considered a holy union of two souls is made a mockery of by such cases and it is no wonder relevance of this pious bond is under scanner by youth today," an anguished Justice Kailash Gambhir noted while rejecting the appeal by the wife who had challenged the grant of divorce decree to the husband by the trial court.
HC also said that family courts and mediation centres have an important role to play in such situations and they should encourage resolving of disputes and bring the feuding couples closer together so that marriages can be saved.