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Inflation breaking marriages in Capital, says Delhi high court

Harish V Nair, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 19, 2013
First Published: 21:44 IST(19/2/2013) | Last Updated: 08:52 IST(20/2/2013)

The rising cost of living coupled with congestion in the Capital has begun to break marriages, especially among the economically weaker sections, the Delhi high court has observed.

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The court was considering the recent trend of cases coming before it. The judges said unregularised mushrooming of unauthorised colonies, over-stretched civic amenities and unhygienic conditions were additional factors.

The court asked the government to take steps to augment public housing in the Capital.

“The city of Delhi is a costly place to live. Family budgeting and especially when a child is born is becoming a herculean task even for the financially well-off and even they come under financial stress it puts stress on the matrimonial bond,” a bench headed by justice Pradeep Nandrajog said.

The remarks came while the court dismissed an appeal filed by a man challenging an order of the family court, which rejected his plea for divorce from his wife.

The court termed instances of “cruelty” cited by the husband as frivolous.


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