Denying sex to spouse is mental cruelty, says Allahabad HC

Allahabad, 25/5: The Allahabad High Court, hearing an appeal by a man against the dismissal of his divorce petition by a family court, on Thursday observed that denying sex to a spouse for a long time without sufficient reason amounts to mental cruelty.

The high court said that it was evident from the record that, since long, the parties to the marriage had been living separately, and the wife had denied discharging the obligation of marital liability.


The couple had got married in 1979. After seven years, the wife’s ‘gauna’ ceremony was performed and they started living as a couple.

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