Sharing an email. What do you think are her options? Does the husband seem to value their marriage?
And this explains what Supreme Court meant by, “No impression should be given that she can be thrown out of her matrimonial home at any time,” a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra said.”
Edited to add: This email is written by the wife’s friend.
I was just wondering if you would have any link that outlines the legal rights of a wife. The wife has a young daughter is in a quandary – her mil has come to visit indefinitely, appears to be demented “as and when convenient”, husband refuses to send her back and has told wife she can leave if she wishes.
The wife does not have a steady income of her own, although she does get something off and on. No joint accounts. He hits her whenever he “gets irritated” and openly declares that he can hit her if she irritates him.
No qualms. She is refusing to go to the police yet, as she is not financially sound and is not sure what her rights would be if she went in for a divorce.
She is worried about the future of her child. Normally a very outspoken, strong woman, she seems to be totally broken and unable to think straight. She does not have any familial support and she does not believe that the women’s cells would really help (going by what she reads on the net).
They have been married for almost 7 years now. She says they were fine earlier on, it was only after the mother in law appeared on the scene that all this started. Their’s is an inter-community marriage and the mil has appeared onto the scene only in recent times.