Mental Cruelty is no less severe ground than physical Cruelty in cases of Divorce

The Hon’ble  Uttrakhand High Court has on 29th August 2020 passed a landmark judgment in a case maintaining that Section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act prescribes a provision for divorce and recognizes cruelty but doesn’t limit to just physical cruelty on the part of the spouse as a ground for divorce. Thus, cruelty shall include physical as well as mental cruelty as a ground of divorce. The…

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Harming reputation ground for divorce, says Hon’ble Supreme Court

An SC bench, headed by Hon’ble Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, held that such demeanour by a wife will certainly amount to inflicting cruelty on the man, and will be grounds for divorce under marital laws. The bench emphasised that when the career and reputation of a spouse were severely damaged because of the conduct of…

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