Live-in relationships increasing in Kerala; 'Use and throw' culture affects marital lives: HC
Kerala is a state which valued relationship. However, now people perceive that marriage is a hindrance to enjoy life, the court observed.
Kochi: The Kerala High Court made a controversial observation while considering a divorce case. The High Court division bench stated that the consumer culture, which promotes a ‘use and throw’ policy has influenced the social lives of people. The bench comprising justice Mohammed Mushthaq and Sophy Thomas declared the controversial statements by discarding the divorce petition filed by Alappuzha natives.
The court noted that the live-in together relationship, that could be easily ended once the needs are fulfilled, have been increasing here. Kerala is a state which valued relationship. However, now people perceive that marriage is a hindrance to enjoy life, the court observed.
“The surging number of divorce cases will adversely affect social lives. Kerala, which is known as ‘God's own country’ was once noted for the familial relations. However, the modern outlook is to severe relationship with spouse for trivial reasons, selfish motives or to facilitate extramarital relationships,” noted the court.
“Men perceive that women are those who bring about troubles in lives,” mentioned the court in the order.
The family court had refused to grant divorce to the couple, when the husband filed a petition. Following this, he moved an appeal in the High Court. The husband cited the tortures from his wife which urged him to file the petition in the court.