The Calcutta High Court slammed a husband for initiating divorce proceedings due to his wife’s infertility and asked him to be a pillar of support for her. Courts have often taken an empathetic view in such matters.
While dismissing a petition for divorce, the Kerala High Court observed that the present trend seems to be to break the nuptial tie on flimsy grounds. It said that marriage is not a mere ritual for intimacy
The petition further sought, issuance of detailed step by step guidelines in form of checks and balances on the issue of the absolute discretion of Muslim husband to give divorce (talaq-ul-sunnat) and a declaration stating, Muslim marriage is not just a mere contract, but is also a status.
An application has been filed in Supreme Court, opposing the PIL filed by BJP leader and Supreme Court advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay for uniformity in personal laws regulating divorce, maintenance and alimony for citizens of India.