Court directs woman to fulfill conjugal rights

Last Updated: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 11:28 hrs

New Delhi: A woman, who had deserted her husband, has been asked by a Delhi court to rejoin him at her matrimonial home on the ground that she has failed to fulfil her "marital obligations".

The court's direction came while granting a decree of restitution of conjugal rights under the Muslim Law in the favour of the husband. The woman, who had earlier filed her reply in the court, stopped contesting the case and was proceeded ex-parte.

"There is no reason to disbelieve the uncontroverted, unrebutted and unchallenged testimony of the plaintiff (husband). He has been deserted by the defendant (wife) on her own without any lawful reason and she has failed to perform her marital obligations.

"Accordingly, the husband is entitled to a decree of restitution of conjugal rights in his favour and the wife is directed to re-join the company of the plaintiff at her matrimonial home," Administrative Civil Judge (ACJ) Shuchi Laler said.

The husband, a Delhi resident, had approached the court seeking restitution of conjugal rights, saying he had married the woman in March 2008 as per the Muslim Rites and Customs and a child was born to them.

He claimed that he had showered love and affection upon his wife but she used to quarrel with him and his family on petty issues. He also alleged that his wife's mother used to interfere in their married life and in April 2010, she along with their child left his house and went to her parental home.

He also alleged that his wife had threatened him not to visit her parental home and deserted him without any reason. The wife, a UP resident, in her earlier reply had alleged that her husband used to regularly beat her mercilessly under the influence of alcohol and he was also having an illicit relationship with another woman.

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