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‘No appreciation for intelligence in the market of matrimony::Delhi HC

Category: Matrimonial Law

Published On: November 12, 2016


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In yet another example of matrimonial dispute, couple, both highly-educated and hailing from well-off families, decided to marry as their elders found that they have matching horoscopes. They tied the knot in December 2008, which went downhill within six months. The boy approached the family court seeking divorce on the ground of mental cruelty, but it was not granted. Now, the Delhi High Court has allowed the appeal dissolving the marriage.

The court further observed: “Both are well qualified. Both have a Master’s degree in Business Administration. They are intelligent. They have a well-paid job. But perhaps there is no appreciation for intelligence in the market of matrimony where spouses sum up each other according to their own standards, in which no marks are awarded for intellect. To keep a marriage afloat requires no great ability. Little usefulness is enough. A spouse who can perform an errand neatly, without attempting to use his/her own judgment over it, is enough. Unfortunately, both overlooked this simple mantra of matrimony and probably nobody told them so.”

Fast paced lifestyle, complexities of living, a breakdown of support systems and the challenges of economic instability have obviously taken a toll on the two, the bench said.

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