Delhi Supreme Court
The Delhi High Court has upheld the dissolution of a couple’s marriage on cruelty grounds, saying repeated use of derogatory words by the woman against the husband and family amounts to cruelty.
The court said every person has the right to live with dignity and no one can be expected to live with continued mistreatment. A branch bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva and Justice Vikas Mahajan upheld the decision of the Family Court.
The family court had said that the woman subjected her husband to atrocities for mistreating the man and his parents. The court rejected the wife’s appeal and challenged the order of the family court, which issued a divorce decree permitting the husband’s plea of cruelty under section 13(1) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1956. dissolution.