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Marital issue: Man assaulted by group

  • Published in D.K.
Sullia: A youth was assaulted as two groups clashed in Karikkala on Tuesday July 21.

Riyaz, a resident of Mucchila near Karikkala and a coconut merchant had married a woman from Nekkila near Panja a few years ago. The couple had divorced after the marriage went through rough weathers.

On Tuesday a negotiation was to be held in the presnce of Mucchila Tangal. But arguement broke between two groups which snow balled into fist fight and the group supporting the girl assaulted Riyaz, it is said.

Injured Riyaz has been admitted to Sullia hospital. A case has been filed against Irshad, Ismail, Hanif.


Bombay High Court: Divorced parents should stop using kids as shields

  • Published in Mumbai
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday observed a growing trend amongst divorced or separated parents. "Every attempt is made by whoever has got the custody of the child, that access is not given to the non-custodian parent," the bench noted.

A division bench of Justices VM Kanade and AR Joshi were hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Kishwar Mirza, who has sought for implementation Child Access and Custody Guidelines – formulated by the NGO Child Rights Foundation.

The bench also observed: "It is the misfortune of the child that parents use them as a sword or shield to fight against each other. At this tender age, a child needs emotional and financial support, and in a child custody matter, there cannot be any straitjacket formula. Every case will have to be decided on merits, and even if the guidelines are framed, the discretion will remain with the courts."

Filed through advocate Syed Shehzad Abbas Naqvi, the PIL states that children of parents locked in divorce proceedings, or already separated, suffer in addition to the turmoil in their respective homes.

Since the children remain in the custody of one of the parents, most of them get to meet the other parent in the cramped children complex at the family court in Bandra; a place far removed from spots where people spend time with their kids.

This can have serious effects on their psychological well-being. The court suggests that access of kids should be granted to non-custodian parents, outside the family court complex.

The PIL states that although the guidelines have been framed and circulated to all the concerned parties, the same has not been implemented. Alternatively, the plea has requested the HC to frame guidelines to help the affected non-custodian parents, and the children.

The court has directed the advocates to submit the proposed draft guidelines prepared by the Maharashtra Judicial Academy. The petitioners and several woman and men groups can then provide further suggestions.

The next hearing for the PIL has been slotted for April 24.

Kuwaiti wife divorces hubby for his big belly

  • Published in Kuwait
A Kuwait woman divorced her husband because of his big belly, which she says is obstructing him from performing his marital duty.

The woman told court that she had repeatedly asked her husband to follow a diet to bring his weight down but he would not listen.

“The woman told court that her husband cannot perform his martial duties properly because of his big belly,” Al Rai Al-Am daily said.

“She said that she had asked him to divorce her but he refused, prompting her to come to court,” it said, adding that the court granted her a divorce after several sessions.
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