The husband said that he has become a monk, yet the Supreme Court refused to accept the petition for divorce? know why
Recently, the Supreme Court overturned the divorce of husband and wife who have been living separately for 18 years. On the request of the husband, the High Court granted the divorce. However, the wife refused to get a divorce.
She appealed to the Supreme Court, which overturned the divorce decision. The husband had argued for divorce, claiming that he had become a hermit and was no longer involved in household life. According to the Supreme Court, sometimes it becomes more important for a woman to get married. She can live her life with the help of her vermilion even if she is separated from her husband.
A bench of Justices UU Lalit and S Ravindra Bhatt also observed that it may be impossible for a couple now living separately for 18 years to reconcile. However, because of the way society treats women and because it is important for the woman herself that she remains married, the couple's divorce is annulled.
The woman's husband is a resident of Bhind in Madhya Pradesh. The husband had earlier filed for divorce in the family court. It was claimed that his wife had left him and was living separately from him. The wife was opposing the divorce. In 2008, the family court rejected the divorce application. After that the husband went to the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He filed a petition in the Gwalior Bench for divorce.
The High Court had approved the divorce in 2014. Also ordered the husband to give Rs 5 lakh to the wife. The wife appealed against this decision in the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court asked the High Court to reconsider its decision in 2017, but the High Court granted divorce for the second time. Thereafter, the Supreme Court heard the matter.
The husband's argument for divorce was given on his behalf in the court, which said that he has now become a monk. He has surrendered everything. According to the Supreme Court, if the husband has become a monk, it does not matter whether the marriage is annulled or restored. Further, the bench said that the amount given by the husband to the woman after the decision of the Madhya Pradesh High Court will not be taken from her.