Sunday, October 21, 2012

Divorce Granted… AFTER 23 YEARS!


MUMBAI: October 11 was a red-letter day for Vijay Rane (name changed). On this day, the marriage of the retired BMC senior audit and accounts assistant was dissolved by the Bombay high court—a dissolution he had been seeking for 23 years.


  • 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 cunts courts - 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!

7 Opinions:

Anonymous said...

arrey bus kya....thodaa time machine issue hogaya tha....if u know what i mean ;)... waise 23yrs is short time ...

Surya Murali said...

This isn't the only time it has made me wish society would just do away with the whole institution of marriage. It might have served some honorable purpose in the era gone by... but in this age, it just amounts to abuse of human rights!

L o r d R a j said...

I have always found the concept/institution rather pointless. Never could understand what purpose it serves.

When I hear the word 'marriage' - the thoughts that come to mind are:

- Pointless formalities that aren't really necessary.
- Needless paperwork for something that really doesn't make any difference.
- Putting up with people you couldn't care less about.
- Even more paperwork and formalities when you finally figure out this isn't going to work.

Such a waste of time and effort.

At times I wonder - Would be great if the 'wedding / marriage' were to be made just as expensive and hassled as a divorce. Perhaps people would give a lot more serious thought to when / who they choose to get married to.

Anonymous said...

What an excellent insight into our justice system! A man's life is just ruined, domestic and marriage laws in India should be amended in tune with other countries, it is not always the man who is at fault!

Anonymous said...

23 years !!!
What a waste. This man's whole life has passed by.

Murder was definitely a better option but if he did that.. then he would be serving time behind bars for being a MURDERER for killing his "trying real hard to get rid of" wife.
Sometimes some things need to be taken care of "quietly"

Evil smile.

L o r d R a j said...

@ Winnie The Poohh - You have been watching too much of Dexter!

Anonymous said...

EVERYONE has a bit of Dexter in them. They just don't know it yet.

When life squeezes you and puts you in difficult situations, then one is forced to think in those terms.