A family court recently granted divorce to a woman, holding that her husband's objection to her wearing jeans and kurta and insisting on saree can be ground enough.
The couple got married in 2010 in Thane under the Special Marriage Act and life was all well for 15 days.
After that, the woman said in her petition, her husband started objecting to her wearing jeans and kurtas. He even asked her to resign her job. When she refused, he threatened her of dire consequences.
In the next round, his relatives also joined and they started demanding Rs 1 lakh as dowry. She suffered extreme mental depression as her life was made miserable by the respondent and his family members, which was beyond her tolerance and she lost her mental peace, the petition said.
In 2011, she was thrown out of the house as she was unable to meet the dowry demand. Since then, she has been staying with her parents. Not only did her husband take any effort to bring her back home, but continued harassment by sending vulgar messages to her as well as her parent's mobile phones.
The husband did not respond to the summons issued to him by the court. Hence, the court passed an ex-parte order. Since the husband has not filed any written statement, the claims of the woman are accepted as it is, the court said. Though the court granted divorce, it refused alimony as her application for maintenance is still pending