Harmony in a marital relationship can be achieved not by “worshipping husbands” but by treating each other as equals, former High Court judge Justice S N Dhingra has said.
“In India, men are worshipped by their wives. They are given the stature of god. However, the most important aspect for successful relations is treating each other as equals,” Justice Dhingra said at a function here.
He was also critical of the television serials, which he said “promoted the idea that marriages were made in heaven” and asserted that “you make it and break it here only”.
“Every marriage cannot be successful. It is a compromise. We must accept that these relations are based on trust and when that vanishes, there is nothing left in the relation,” he said while launching a bi-monthly magazine ‘Legal Samadhaan’ which primarily deals with marital disputes.
Elaborating on the root causes of such disputes, Justice Dhingra said that in the absence of a divorce law till 1955, cases of marital disputes used to drag on without a legal remedy, unlike now when there are plenty of legal options to resolve these issues.
“People nowadays exploit dowry law, 498A IPC and try to extract as much money as possible. … One of the solutions to handle the rising matrimonial troubles is to not let your selfishness overpower your future. It is also important to remember that marriage is not life, it is a part of life,” Justice Dhingra said.
The magazine founder, Ninad Sharma said, “we innovate and devise effective solutions for those engaged in long legal battles with their spouse. We provide solutions like research and advocacy and counselling for marital troubles.”