- May 1989 - A Man and Woman get married.
- August 1989 - Woman leaves the husband.
- November 1989 - Woman's family informs the husband that his wife will not return unless he gets a separate apartment.
- November 1992 - Man files for divorce. Petition dismissed by the Family Court. According to the court - Desertion wasn't proved (hmm).
- 1994 - Man tries to reconcile. Also tries for an amicable divorce. Approaches organisations. Woman doesn't respond.
- June 1998 - Man files for divorce again.
Ends up waiting for 6 years and 6 months.
- December 2004 - Petition dismissed (Family Court sure took its time going through the petition). According to the
cuntscourts - the case was considered earlier (in 1992) and over 12 years later, the court still feels that desertion can not be proven (err… ahem… it's been 12 years)!
- April 2005 - Man appeals to the High Court. They are too busy to bother and dismiss the appeal upholding the idiotic decision of the Family Court.
- July 2005 - Man appeals to the Supreme Court.
Waits for another 6 years.
- July 2011 - Supreme Court forwards the case to the High Court, to be decided within 6 months.
According to the article, Bombay High Court dissolved the 'marriage' on 11 October 2012. Err… not to put too fine a point on it, but July 2011 to October 2012 - Definitely over 6 months.
- Could someone get a copy of the Calendar followed by the Indian Courts and make it available to the public? Just so that we all know what the court officials actually mean when they say stuff like within 6 months.
- Could we also have a Court official define the term Desertion?
There must be some men reading this news article and thinking '23 years! Damn. I guess I will just strangle her now and take my chances with the murder trial'.
Man to friend - Have you ever considered divorcing your wife?
Friend replies - Divorce - No. Murder - Yes!