Dear Sandip Ji,
While your post is quite noble, it may help to take a moment and try to understand the audience on LCI, especially the LCI Family Law forum.
This forum has broadly, three categories:
1. Victims of family crime.
2. Perpetuators of family crime.( Offenders)
3. Lawyers giving free advice and wisdom and also soliciting business from Category 1 and Category 2.
This is a highly charged form where the views of the audience may be tainted because of their past negative experience.
If you truly wish to start a general discussion on Marriage and Divorce, perhaps a Sociology or Pschology forum may be more apt.
Most audience here are trying to develop **Strategies to Win**. Whether we as Indians are going towards a western culuture or no, no one cares- neither the government, not the public. Its the time for the lawyers. With over 30 million pending court cases, it is the time for the legal proffessionals.
This is a very sensitive and flamable forum. Your post, in part states, " your view/ suggestions about Marriage & Divorce are solicited. Please comment on the matter, it may help peoples to make their life happy & enjoyful with anyone good solution."
You want to start a discussion with terminally ill Cancer patients, harassed by the hospitals ( Court System comprising of property, child custody, alimony, 498 et all ) on how to be healthy and not fall sick. No one wanted the Cancer and now, everyone wants to feed on the cancer. I submit the above respetfully and with no offense.
Now that I have vented, in the spirit of an intelligent discussion, I am in, as a first instinct response, in the camp of Advocate Shantanu (Amit)- The situation of Marriage and Divorce are out of control. India is undergoing a serious transformation and neither the government, now the legal or social system nor the public is ready to accept the reality.
Democratic Indian has articulated it beautifually but the "Free Society" will come with a price. Live in relationships will need a different form of social and legal protection. For e.g in US, even live in relationships can file "498" on each other even if they are of the same s*x. Whether two people who live in the same home are gay/lesbian or whether they are just two individuals like room mates,the legal and social structure first needs to accept it and then needs to protect it.
Someone will pay for the freedom of living in, free society, if not the currental generation, then the seeds they have sown.