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There is no law for husband to proceed against wife: Madras High Court

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Queency Jain

Hearing a Plea by a man seeking reinstatement to his job after his wife lodged a complaint against him in a domestic issue, Justice S Vaidyanathan expressed concern that there is no law like the Domestic Violence Act to deal with complaints against women in domestic relationships.

Interesting observations were made by the High Court on Domestic Violence Act as well as marriage after a woman filed a domestic violence complaint against her husband only to harass him.

The court said that the present generation needs to understand that marriage is not a contract but a sacrament.

Ego and intolerance must be kept outside the house, else, the children will have to face a miserable life.

The court observed that after the petitioner moved a divorce petition against his wife on the grounds of cruelty and voluntary desertion, the wife filed a domestic violence complaint against him after the family court accepted the contention of his husband.

The Court opined that even after serving notice, the wife failed to appear in the High Court and had acted only to harass the petitioner.

Making various observations, the Court ordered the reinstatement of the petitioner to his job within 15 days thereby making it clear that the allegations made by his wife will be decided by the appropriate forum.

The court further stated that, if in case, the petitioner is acquitted or the matter ends in compromise, the petitioner will have to be paid by the Government, without extracting any work.