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Sunday, July 31, 2011

CRUEL CULTURE: “No justification for harassing wives who don't beget children”!

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J. Venkatesan, The Hindu / NEW DELHI, July 30, 2011.

In such a case, seek medical help or adopt a child, says Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has decried the tendency of husbands harassing or taunting childless wives as if the latter alone are responsible for not begetting a child and sometimes driving them to commit suicide.
A Bench of Justice Markandey Katju and Justice C.K. Prasad said: “It is natural that everyone wants children, but if a woman does not have a child that does not mean that she should be insulted or harassed. In such a situation, the best course would be to take medical help, and if that fails, to adopt a child. Experience has shown that an adopted child gives as much happiness to the adoptive parents as any natural child does.”


In the instant case, appellant Sudarshan Kumar was convicted and sentenced to undergo imprisonment for seven years for abetting the suicide of his wife Sudesh.



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