Delhi High Court denies divorce to man who complained of wife's visits to her parents

A wife is entitled to visit her parents and it cannot be a reason for the husband to complain, the Delhi High Court has said, dismissing a plea of a man seeking divorce on grounds of cruelty.

Published: 19th December 2017 09:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th December 2017 01:30 AM   |  A+A-

Delhi High Court (File | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: A wife is entitled to visit her parents and it cannot be a reason for the husband to complain, the Delhi High Court has said, dismissing a plea of a man seeking divorce on grounds of cruelty.

The man had claimed that the frequent visits of his wife to her parental home without intimating him and his family members has caused him mental pain and anguish and also levelled several other allegations against her.

A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Deepa Sharma, however, brushed aside his contention and said, "A wife is certainly entitled to visit her parents' home and such a visit per se, cannot be the reason for a husband to complain." The man had approached the high court challenging a trial court order dismissing his divorce petition.

He had contended that due to a tense and vitiated atmosphere created by the wife, his father had suffered a heart attack within three months of his marriage and an angiography had to be done on him.

The bench turned this also down observing that "these conditions take a long time before they manifest".

The husband had also alleged that his wife never respected his family members and she extended threats to them, used filthy and abusive language and had threatened him of dire consequences.

He alleged that she is of quarrelsome nature and neglected their child and did not allow the appellant to play with him.

He claimed she failed to perform her domestic duties like cooking food, cleaning the house, washing clothes etc.

"The very nature of pleas noted above are devoid of any specific act of cruelty," the bench noted.

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