Posts Tagged ‘legal system’


December 5, 2010

THE MARRIAGE is an institution having only 2 pillars of it i.e HUSBAND and WIFE.The Indian Legal system has very much clearly defined the husband’s role,duties & responsibilities in a matrimony through various gender biased laws. It’s my little effort to summarise the same for your perusal:

HUSBAND (Legally in India)

a) a male above 21 years of age In Marriage

b) Legally barred to take any dowry before, at the time or after the marriage.

c) Legally responsible to maintain his wife & children economically, pschycologically,socially, physically and emotionally.

d) Legally bound to provide protection to wife & children

e) Legally bound to provide residence & life style of his status to wife .

f) Legally barred to do any crulaity on wife or children

g) Leaglly barred of any domestic violence on wife.

h) Legally bound to make his wife happy biologically(sex).

i) Legally barred of any adultary inside or outside marriage.

j) Legally barred from marital rape.

k) Legally responsible to maintain his parents as well.

l) Legally responsible for any unantural death of his wife within 7 years of marriage. even after Divorce

m) Legally responsible to provide ailimony for easy life of his ex.till her remaining life or she remarries.

n) Legally responsible to provide maintenance to his children till they attain maturity age or in case of girl, her marriage.

WIFE (Legally in India)

and now let’s talk about Wife’s responsibilities or role ? Is it defined anywhere in any law or act ? NO The only thing defined (in nutshell) about wife is “Any girl/women above 18 years, legally married to a Man” that’s all. So WHO IS WIFE ?

Is this institution of marriage in India is any way FAIR to a HUSBAND ?

Don’t you agree that every indian matrimonial laws needs clear defination of the “Wife” i.e WHO IS WIFE ? WHAT IS THE ROLE of WIFE IN A MATRIMONY? and WHAT ARE THE RESPOSIBILITIES OR DUTIES OF WIFE ?

Isn’t it must, so that the abundance of rights bestowed to a WIFE in Indian Legal System, in the name of women Empowerment could be JUSTIFIED ANYHOW ?