'Marriage laws abused by women'

Published: 09th June 2013 08:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th June 2013 08:24 AM   |  A+A-

Former minister B T Lalitha Naik on Saturday said, “Marriage laws are being abused by women to victimise their husbands  and the police arrest them without even investigating the allegations. Hence, it is necessary to review laws.”

Naik told reporters that public discussions should be held before amending the law to elicit opinions of both men and women as lopsided legislations are bound to be abused.

Karnataka Rajya Purushara Rakshana Samithi secretary N Nagesh said, “Estranged wives get an equal share in the properties of their husbands at the time of divorce as compensation under the present law. But, under the proposed amendment, the estranged wife will also have a equal share in the ancestral property of her husband. The women can marry as many times as they want and, yet, claim compensation as provided by the law. Whereas, there is no such provision for husbands even if they have done no wrong. This law is dangerous as it is one-sided.”

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