Monsters-in-Law I

If a spouse abuses the other as being born from a prostitute, this cannot be termed as ‘wear and tear’ of family life. Summoning the police on false or flimsy grounds cannot also be similarly viewed. Making it impossible for any close relatives to visit or reside in the matrimonial home would also indubitably result in cruelty to the other spouse [within the meaning of Section 13(1)(ia) of The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955].”

Hon’ble Justice Vikramajit Sen, Vinod Kumar v. Saraswathi, [Civil Appeal Nos. 5511-5512 of 2014].