QRant: Dear Supreme Court, Why is Shifting to Sasuraal Not Cruel?
In a recent ruling on a divorce case, the Supreme Court said that “separating a man from his parents is cruelty”
Haw bachara !
More specifically, the Supreme Court said –“In normal circumstances, a wife is expected to be with the family of the husband after marriage”… that “normally, no son would like to be separated from his old parents and other family members who are also dependent upon his income”.
Haan, kyonki aisa koi beta to aaj tak paida hi nahi hua hai na… jo apne maa baap ko paisa aur property ke liye beghar kar deta hai.. ?! All these betas.. Are such good betas na?
But… what we really want to ask.. Is this – What about women? What about women… who are separated from their parents after marriage… forever?
Who takes care of the wife’s parents physically… and financially after she goes off to her sasuraal? Can’t women today support their aging parents with their incomes?
Should the law be suggesting that "its natural” for women to leave their parental homes? Haan.. Beti to parayi hi hoti hai… shd the law subscribe to this sort of thinking?
By “normalizing” the custom of a woman leaving her ‘mayka’ to live in a ‘sasuraal’, the Supreme Court is suggesting that it’s unreasonable for a wife to want to live separate from her in-laws.
The divorce case in question is about a woman allegedly threatening and harassing the husband.
But what hurts the most is that they presume that its okay for men to not want to leave their parents’ home, but okay for women to do so.
Okay not hurts, but angers.