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This married couple has a dispute and the reason is onion!

“To eat onion or not has become a reason of regular fights which is pushing me towards filing a divorce case now,” said the husband. 

punjab Updated: Oct 08, 2017 15:21 IST
Shub Karman Dhaliwal
Shub Karman Dhaliwal
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Illustration by Biswajit Debnath/HT
Illustration by Biswajit Debnath/HT

The only vegetable capable of disrupting any marriage, or government, is onion.

Its latest involvement was in a dispute between a couple who brought the matter to the women cell on the third floor of the district court complex.

Two inspector-rank female police officers, including station house officer (SHO) Mandeep Kaur and her colleague inspector Baljeet Kaur, were seen settling a discord between a married couple. The man in his argument said that his wife was forcing his entire family to eat onion which had never been a part of their meals for the past many decades.

“To eat onion or not has become a reason of regular fights which is pushing me towards filing a divorce case now,” he said. 

However, the wife defending herself said that she didn't force anyone to do so and claimed that she always kept the onion for her meals only. She said that her life-long habit of eating onion cannot be shunned within a year. 

The counselling session between the officials and the couple lasted for over an hour but failed to yield any result

Baljeet said this was not the first case where onion caused a matrimonial discord. Citing an example, she recalled, “Every month, of total 50 cases, 20 turn out to be related to fight over onion or some similar trivial matters.”

Adding further, she said such issues were majorly found in the marriages which were arranged through matrimonial websites. This couple too came in contact with each other through a matrimonial site.

”Such marriages fall apart within a period of six to 12 months. It happens because couples do not compromise on their eating habits and lifestyle after their marriage,” Baljeet added.

Matrimonial sites a problem 

Mandeep Kaur said, “Majority of people marrying through matrimonial websites are youngsters who find it hard to adjust in joint families and want to live alone.”

Over 650 cases have been reported at the women cell until September this year, said a police official. Last year, the number of cases reported were 771, which made two cases per day.

First Published: Oct 08, 2017 12:32 IST