Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
July 18, Wednesday 2018 10:23 AM       

       HEADLINES: Bihari woman found hanging in seminary                                              New assignment for ADGP Sudhesh Kumar                                              Barrier destructed, civil rights can be preserved only this way: P C George                                              Mother Teresa group Missionaries of Charity under investigation for baby trafficking                                              SC directs Parliament to create separate law for lynching to control mob violence                                              Judgement on Section 377 reserved by SC as hearing ends                                              Trump and Putin open historic summit                                              Putin: US-Russia ties should not be held hostage to Mueller probe                                              Israel warns Syrians away from frontier as Assad closes in                                              Team from India to play in Neymar Jr's Five World Final                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       INDIA Next Article: Modi congratulates Congress on 'Aurangzeb Raj'  
       Court quashes domestic violence case against father-in-law
 
         Posted on :17:55:36 Dec 4, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:17:55:36 Dec 4, 2017
         Tags: Court, domestic violence case, father-in-law
 
New Delhi: A Delhi court has quashed a domestic violence case lodged by a woman against her father-in -law, saying "the only sin" he committed was getting his son married, as the daughter-in-law had "dragged him" into litigation.
 
Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma said the woman had got him entangled in litigation as he failed to help her and his son sort out their differences.
 
"The only sin appears to have been committed by the man (father-in-law) was marrying his son with the woman and later, trying to pacify their tensions and grievances and when the situation could not be controlled by him, then giving up his efforts and letting the parties live in their own fashion, due to which, he faced wrath from daughter-in-law who had dragged him into this litigation," the judge said.
 
The court made the observation while allowing the plea of the man against a magisterial court order summoning him in the domestic violence case lodged by his daughter-in-law against him and his son.
 
According to the complaint, the woman got married in 2008 and moved out of her matrimonial home with her husband in 2014. After her relations with her husband strained, she lodged a complaint against him and his father for alleged emotional, verbal and economic abuse.
 
She had alleged that she was a victim of a conspiracy hatched by her husband and his father to throw her out of their farm house in Chhattarpur in South Delhi and made to shift to a rented accommodation.
 
The father-in-law, in his appeal, said that relations between his son and daughter-in-law were strained and he had tried to pacify them several times but gave up later to let them live separately.
 
The court, while relying on the father-in-law's version, said, "in our Indian culture and society, elders of the family always try to build up and strengthen the family bonds and not to break the same and with best of their ability, they try to pacify the situation, if any kind of matrimonial differences/ discord arises between a young couple in the family." 
 
"Therefore, even if it is presumed that appellant was also trying to pacify the tensed situation prevailing between his son and daughter-in-law, then by any stretch of imagination, it could not have been said that he had committed any kind of violence or abuse qua respondent 1 (daughter-in- law)" it said.
 
The court also rejected the woman's claim that her family was made to purchase expensive gifts for her in-laws after her engagement, saying there was "no domestic relationship" at that time.
 
It termed as "vague and bald" the allegations of taunts and abuses hurled at the woman saying there were no specific instances.
 
It also rejected one of her claims that she was mentally harassed and forced to do what was expected of her by husband and in-laws.
 
"I have no hesitation in holding that in each and every family of Hindu society, it is the duty of elders of the family to apprise the younger generation about the social ethics, moral values, customs, culture and traditions. Thus, any such preaching of elders of the family, could not be construed as having caused any kind of abuse to younger members of the family," the judge said.
A A
       INDIA
Next Article: Modi congratulates Congress on 'Aurangzeb Raj'
 
 
INDIA HEADLINES
Two-month ban on Pravin Togadia from public events in Guwahati  
BJP appoints Anurag Thakur its chief whip in Lok Sabha  
Judgement on Section 377 reserved by SC as hearing ends  
Book explores monsoon feelings  
I stand with the last person in line, want to erase hatred and fear: Rahul  
Mayawati removes party leader  
TRAI recommends stricter data security rules  
SC directs Parliament to create separate law for lynching to control mob violence  
Veteran actor Rita Bhaduri passes away  
Mother Teresa group Missionaries of Charity under investigation for baby trafficking  
Mamata govt runs syndicate raj, says Modi; TMC hits back  
Tent collapses during PM's Midnapore rally, 20 injured  
Rahul writes to PM for passage of Women's Reservation Bill  
Fresh batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine  
Petrol and diesel prices set to break all-time high levels  
Temples aren't going to create jobs for tomorrow, says Sam Pitroda  
Delhi Air hostess commits suicide, family alleges dowry harassment  
BJP too has contributed to delay in projects: Mayawati hits back  
Political activist held for threatening NCP MLA  
Goyal wants businessmen to blow whistle on tax evasion  
Body of security guard found inside water tank in Delhi  
Lt Governor pitches for promoting football in Puducherry  
Child marriage stopped in UP after police intervention  
Sensex, Nifty turn choppy on weak Asian cues  
Shedding crocodile tears now without doing anything when in power, says Modi  
 
Do you support Kottayam collector's warning against selfies at water-logged places?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy