As per Section 13B of Hindu Marriage Act, couples may get rid of their marital ordeal by getting Divorce by Mutual consent, but there is a 6 month long “cool off period” from the application, after which normally the order is passed.
Here the husband wanted divorce from his wife eight years ago, and the wife had opposed the same at that time. But now, the wife approached the apex court to get the marriage null and void. In view of the long separation of seven years between the parties and the several rounds of litigation the parties have gone through Supreme Court finds that for the interest of justice the ordeal should be put to quietus once for all. Court says “Since the marriage has not actually worked out, there has to be a solution either by way of mending or ending it.”