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Divorce celebrations for 18 men in Bhopal goes viral; invitation lists events including fire ritual for wisdom
India

Divorce celebrations for 18 men in Bhopal goes viral; invitation lists events including fire ritual for wisdom

Bhopal-based NGO Bhai Welfare Society is organising a Divorce event on 18 September for these men who have been awarded marriage dissolution from courts after long-draw battles with their exes

'Talaq-e-Hasan' not akin to triple talaq, women have option of 'khula': Supreme Court
India

'Talaq-e-Hasan' not akin to triple talaq, women have option of 'khula': Supreme Court

The Supreme Court was hearing a plea seeking to declare 'Talaq-e-Hasan' and all other forms of 'unilateral extra-judicial talaq as void and unconstitutional', claiming they were 'arbitrary, irrational, and violated fundamental rights'

The horrifying story of Sania Khan, the US woman killed by ex-husband for talking about divorce on TikTok
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The horrifying story of Sania Khan, the US woman killed by ex-husband for talking about divorce on TikTok

Sania Khan, 29, had been posting videos on TikTok about leaving a toxic marriage, moving on with her life as well as the obstacles she’d been facing from her family and community. Then, her estranged husband turned up at her doorstep with a gun

Removal of 'mangalsutra' by wife is mental cruelty of highest order for husband: Madras HC
India

Removal of 'mangalsutra' by wife is mental cruelty of highest order for husband: Madras HC

Thali (mangalsutra) around the neck of a woman is sacred and symbolises the continuance of married life. Its removal by the wife can cause agony and hurt the sentiments of the husband, the Madras High Court ruled

Why courts should give greater say to kids while deciding their guardianship
India

Why courts should give greater say to kids while deciding their guardianship

There is a need to posit laws after consulting all the stakeholders to remove uncertainty and unpredictability in the area of custody and guardianship so that there is no room for arbitrariness. It is only then that the best interest of the child will be secured

Maggi meals, too much sex and other bizarre reasons that led to divorces in India
India

Maggi meals, too much sex and other bizarre reasons that led to divorces in India

While India has historically had one of the lowest divorce rates in the world, it seems more and more couples are calling it quits – sometimes for downright strange reasons that hit headlines

Tamil Nadu: Husband stabs wife in court ahead of hearing for divorce; arrested
India

Tamil Nadu: Husband stabs wife in court ahead of hearing for divorce; arrested

Following the incident, the husband was arrested on a charge of attempt to murder and the woman was shifted to the government hospital for treatment

Lucknow: Man gives triple talaq to wife within a year of marriage, sends divorce petition from Germany
India

Lucknow: Man gives triple talaq to wife within a year of marriage, sends divorce petition from Germany

The in-laws of the woman said that the desired dowry was not given at the time of the marriage which prompted the decision. Before sending the triple talaq letter, the wife was sent to her maternal home in Uttar Pradesh

Can't deny wife of maintenance on ground of occasional acts of adultery committed in isolation: Delhi HC
India

Can't deny wife of maintenance on ground of occasional acts of adultery committed in isolation: Delhi HC

Delhi High Court noted that even in cases where a divorce is granted on the ground of cruelty, courts have awarded alimony to the wife

'Wife not female': Husband approaches Supreme Court for divorce
India

'Wife not female': Husband approaches Supreme Court for divorce

A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MM Sundresh asked the wife to file a reply to the husband's petition challenging a Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court order

Tamil Nadu Man creates fake profile of estranged wife on matrimonial website; arrested
India

Tamil Nadu Man creates fake profile of estranged wife on matrimonial website; arrested

Identified as S Om Kumar, the accused was married to 32-year-old Jhansi. The couple was married for five years and had shifted to the US

Methil Devika announces separation from actor-MLA husband Mukesh
Entertainment

Methil Devika announces separation from actor-MLA husband Mukesh

Methil Devika in an interview said she has sent a divorce notice to Mukesh

Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao announce separation after 15 years of marriage, issue joint statement
Entertainment

Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao announce separation after 15 years of marriage, issue joint statement

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao said in a joint statement that they remain co-parents to their son Azad Rao Khan and will continue to collaborate on films and other projects

Kanye West files divorce documents, agrees to hold joint custody of children with Kim Kardashian
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Kanye West files divorce documents, agrees to hold joint custody of children with Kim Kardashian

Kanye West approved of Kim Kardashian West's suggestion that two have joint custody of their four children and neither of them needs spousal support

Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West citing irreconcilable differences, seeks joint custody of children
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Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West citing irreconcilable differences, seeks joint custody of children

Kim Kardashian West has filed for divorce from Kanye West after six and a half years of marriage. Her filing states the couple have a prenuptial agreement that will determine how their assets will be divided.

Gauhati HC grants divorce to man after wife refuses to wear 'sindoor and sakha', says it projects woman's refusal to accept marriage
India

Gauhati HC grants divorce to man after wife refuses to wear 'sindoor and sakha', says it projects woman's refusal to accept marriage

'... her refusal to wear 'sakha and sindoor' will project her to be unmarried and/or signify her refusal to accept the marriage with the appellant (husband),' the Gauhati High Court said in the judgment passed on 19 June.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife Aaliya sends legal notice to actor on 7 May, claims maintenance, divorce
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife Aaliya sends legal notice to actor on 7 May, claims maintenance, divorce

Aaliya Siddiqui's lawyer said the allegations against Nawazuddin Siddiqui as well as his family members are "quite serious"

Mohan Bhagwat may 'blame' education, affluence for incidents of divorce, but most vulnerable remain trapped in difficult marriages
India

Mohan Bhagwat may 'blame' education, affluence for incidents of divorce, but most vulnerable remain trapped in difficult marriages

Despite the rise from 0.50 per 1000 in 1988 to 3.0 in 2015, India still has one of the lowest divorce rates in the world. It is the educated and affluent who have the means and the social support to go through with a divorce.