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Deported Nepali student seeks divorce from politician husband

Neetu Singh, the Nepali student who was deported from India for alleged anti-national activities, has sought divorce from her husband Amresh Singh, a former Nepali Congress lawmaker, reports Utpal Parashar.

world Updated: Jan 30, 2010 16:44 IST
Utpal Parashar

Neetu Singh, the Nepali student who was deported from India for alleged anti-national activities, has sought divorce from her husband Amresh Singh, a former Nepali Congress lawmaker.

A final year student at Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, Neetu’s deportation allegedly under pressure from Amresh, a Ph.D student at Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi), had subsequently been revoked.

In her petition filed in the Kathmandu district court on Thursday, Neetu cited her husband’s role in her deportation as a reason for seeking separation. The couple had married three years ago but the relationship turned sour soon after.

“My husband using his political power, made the Indian government to deport me to Nepal on December 9, 2009 on the false charge of involvement in anti-national activities,” Neetu stated in her petition.

Amresh has however denied the allegation and stated that his wife’s affairs with other men during her stay in Pune was the leading cause of rift in their relationship.

Following Neetu’s petition, the court had asked Amresh to reply within 30 days. On Friday Amresh told the court that he too was interested in terminating the relationship.

“I hope the separation will finally rid me of needless controversies and I can again concentrate on my political career,” the Kathmandu Post quoted him as saying.