'Wife wakes-up late, doesn't cook tasty food': Mumbaikar seeks divorce
In a bizarre case, a man in Mumbai sought divorce from his wife as she wasn't "dutiful": among other things, she used to wake up late and didn't cook tasty food. Needless to say, the Bombay HC upheld a family court's verdict that none of this amounted to cruelty. It also noted that the woman was working and had "additional tasks" at home.
'She didn't cook, didn't wake up early, didn't offer water'
The Santacruz resident alleged his wife would abuse his parents if they woke her up early. After returning from work, she would take a nap and cook dinner as late as 8:30pm. When he returned late from work, "she wouldn't even offer me water" or spend "quality time with me." As evidence, he submitted his father's statement supporting his allegations.
'I always stayed busy with household tasks, they ill-treated me'
In turn, the woman denied all allegations and said she used to cook for the entire family before going for work. She added the man and his parents ill-treated her. As evidence, she submitted statements from neighbors and some of his relatives that whenever they visited, they would find her busy with household chores.
'Unrealistic expectations, she's a working woman and is burdened enough'
The man had approached the family court, which turned down his plea for divorce and criticized him for "expecting (his wife to offer) water to him each time." The HC noted that "the respondent herself was a working woman who had additional tasks of cooking, buying vegetables and groceries" and other household work. It dismissed the petition, ruling there was no merit in it.