The woman had started the legal battle in 2012 by filing a complaint citing provisions of the Law on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence in a district court in the metropolis
From Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 11:09 AM
A Mumbai resident agreed in the Bombay Supreme Court last week to give his estranged wife a permanent alimony of 22 rupees to help her marriage end, which lasted barely a fortnight.
The manager of a private company in Mumbai assured a judge, Revati Mohite Dere, that he would pay the alimony by February 10 in two installments of 10 lakh each and the remaining 2 lakh by March 10.
The couple tied the knot in 2011. The marriage lasted only 14 days, after which the newlyweds lived separately.
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The woman had started the legal battle in 2012 by filing a complaint citing provisions of the Law on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence (DV) before the district court in Vikroli. The husband had moved the Supreme Court in 2018 after the metropolitan magistrate issued a maintenance warrant against him.
While the petition was pending, the estranged couple agreed, after extensive consultation, to resolve their problems amicably. Accordingly, the resident of the city agreed to pay his wife a maintenance payment of 22 rupees, who in turn assured the Supreme Court that they would not object to the termination of the IT case.
She also agreed to file an application for divorce by mutual consent with her husband in the family court.
Considering the spouses have been separated since 2011, Justice Mohite Dere ordered the family court to waive the six-month cooling off period.
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