Domestic Violence can’t be blamed for every unsuccessful marriage: Ahmedabad court

​AHMEDABAD: The metro court of Ahmedabad refused to grant alimony to a woman who alleged she was the survivor of domestic violence.

. . Demand for a dowry and domestic violence cannot be blamed for every unsuccessful marriage, said additional chief metropolitan judge Shilpa Mansukh Kanabar.

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. The woman, Neha (not her real name) had filed an application against her in-laws and her US-based husband. In her application, she claimed that she married Ronak (not his real name) in February 2009. After the marriage, Ronak lost his job and went to Abu Dhabi in search of work.

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Ronak called Neha to Abu Dhabi and she found a job there, but according to her, Ronak did not trust Neha. She came back to Ahmedabad and Ronak went to US.

. . Accusing her in-laws of domestic violence, Neha claimed that they stay in a house bought with her money and now she’s being kicked out. Neha also claimed that in Abu Dhabi, Ronak kept all her salary and used to beat her.

. . “If all the women use law of domestic violence in the case of unsuccessful marriage, number of pending cases will increase drastically,” said the husband’s lawyer.

. . Ronak’s lawyer told the court that Neha is well educated and she has hidden many facts. Ronak used to send her money from the US and a bank statement showing the same has been produced before the court. The lawyer added that Neha does not like to stay with her in-laws, so there’s no question of them not allowing her to stay.

. . Opposing Neha’s claim for alimony, Ronak’s lawyer argued that Neha is earning Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000 per month and does not need any alimony. She has filed this complain just to harass her in-laws, the lawyer said.

. . Content courtesy: Navgujaratsamay
Tags: #Divorce, #DomesticViolence, #DV, #DVMisuse, #FakeCases, #LawMisuse

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