In a country where thousands of important cases are kept buried in files, a woman gets divorced from her husband because he called her ‘kali kaluti’. As per reports in TOI, a woman from Mahenderganj in Haryana was granted divorce on grounds of maltreatment and cruelty.

It is learned that in her plea, the lady states that her husband often taunts her regarding her skin colour and would mock her if the food is not prepared on time. She managed to establish in the court that she was maltreated by her husband which forced her to stay away from her matrimonial home. According to the paper, the court observed, “The evidence produced on record is held to be good enough to arrive at a conclusion that the appellant was treated with mental and physical cruelty. The acts of cruelty have been proved on record by producing her affidavit. When a female has been compelled to leave her matrimonial home to stay with her parents, a legal obligation/ appreciation of evidence arises to find out the circumstances under which she is compelled to leave the matrimonial home… In the present case, the acts of cruelty have been established by parents of the wife.”

The woman’s counsel, JP Sharma, even proved that she was being mistreated since the begging of her marriage and now she needs an out. He focused that the lady was abused as being called ‘kali kaluti’ again and again which became intolerable for her.

Reports also suggested that in November 2012, she had to return to her parents’ house. When the father of the appellant asked the husband and his family members to reconcile the matter, they threatened to get a second marriage of their son solemnized