Parental intrusion ruining couples' marital life: Delhi high


 

Parental intrusion ruining couples' marital life: Delhi high court

 

NEW DELHI: The interference of parents in the married life of their daughters has become a major cause for playing havoc with the lives of young couples post marriage, the Delhi high court has said.

 

Expressing concern over rift between couples due to parents' persistent interference in their daughter's married life, Justice Kailash Gambhir upheld a lower court's decree of divorce to a man on the ground of his in-laws' frequent interference in his marital life.

 

Justice Gambhir said parents should draw a line to let their daughters lead happy married lives.

 

"All parents guide, teach and discipline their daughters and are concerned about their welfare after marriage but it is imperative for parents to draw a line as the prime concern should be that their daughter is happily settled in a new atmosphere at the husband's place," he said.

 

But, it should not mean day-to-day monitoring of the affairs taking place at the matrimonial home of the daughter, he said.

 

Parents should not become uninvited judges of problems of their daughter, become an obstacle in the daughter's married life, plant thoughts in her mind and gain control over her and promote disharmony in her family life, the judge said.

 

"They are expected to advise, support and believe in their upbringing maintaining a discreet silence about the affairs of the matrimonial relationship," the court said.

 

"The present case is an unfortunate example where the parents of the appellant, instead of putting out the fire have fuelled and fanned it," the court said, dismissing an appeal filed by the wife challenging the lower court's order granting the man decree of divorce.

 

According to the husband, the difference with his wife started a few months after their marriage in 1990 due to frequent interference of his in-laws.

 

He alleged that he was even hit publicly by his father-in law two years after his marriage.

 

Seeking decree of divorce, he had approached the court, which allowed his plea on the grounds of cruelty by his wife due to continuous interference by his in-laws.

 

So, Unwanted intrusion  into their children's married life create a lot of problems leading to divorce.

 

Info:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Parental-intrusion-ruining-couples-marital-life-Delhi-high-court/articleshow/7529075.cms

 


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For justice and dignity

This may be more true in metros.

 

However if you travel  across the length and breadth of India,you'll discover that daughter's parents are usually more docile and submissive.

 

They spend so much money on her marriage that they always take many precautions post marriage,so that marriage doesn't break.Because it means their financial loss also,as most dowry articles/streedhan/marriage expenses are not returned owing to lack of proofs.

BY AND LARGE,IN INDIA MEN'S PARENTS ARE THE MOST INTERFERING AND BOSSY,RIGHT FROM THE TIME MARRIAGE IS FIXED,TILL THEY ARE ALIVE..

 
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yes...after marriage no body, may be they are wife's parentas or husbands parents  should interfere in their children' life unless they are asked to do so.

 
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Can someone help with a copy of this judgement or citation of relevant sections

 
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Also, could the husband in this case have taken any legal action against his in laws for over interference in his married life as being the primary cause of disharmony?

 
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What about the husband's parents who can also equally cause the marriage to break down by undue interference?


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For justice and dignity

Strangely there are no such news where role of husband's parents have been highlighted in breaking of a marriages,even though it's the a common problem mostly in India.

One set of family interefered in daughter's life,and this became news!!!

 

 
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@randomethic

husbands parents think, it is their right!


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Why is our society designed to take away and replace everything a woman knows before she gets married but no such rules apply to men? Why do I have a feeling that it was a man that made these decisions!

Ohh, and I don't think the husbands mind their parents interfering in their married life...would they file a case against their own parents if they were the cause of the marriage breaking up?


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Why is our society designed to take away and replace everything a woman knows before she gets married but no such rules apply to men? Why do I have a feeling that it was a man that made these decisions!

Ohh, and I don't think the husbands mind their parents interfering in their married life...would they file a case against their own parents if they were the cause of the marriage breaking up?


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