Home Law A comprehensive research by the govt on extra marital affairs could happen thanks to Madras HC. Read why

A comprehensive research by the govt on extra marital affairs could happen thanks to Madras HC. Read why

Terming extra-marital relationship as a 'dangerous social evil', a division bench comprising Justices N Kirubakaran and Abdul Quddhose observed that clandestine relationships such as extra-marital affairs are leading a rise in the number of heinous crimes across the country. 

After successfully defining ‘Sandals’ and ‘Chappals’, the Indian Judiciary is now on a new hunt to discover what really causes people to indulge in extra-marital affairs.

According to a report by Live Law, a bench of the Madras High Court earlier this week has asked a set of twenty questions to Central and State Governments, to ‘find out’ the reasons to why people resort to illicit relationships despite being married.

Terming extra-marital relationship as a ‘dangerous social evil’, a division bench comprising Justices N Kirubakaran and Abdul Quddhose observed that clandestine relationships such as extra-marital affairs are leading a rise in the number of heinous crimes across the country.

- Advertisement - - article resumes -

A large number of these killings are being done by either husbands or wives to eliminate their cheating partner or paramour or even children, observed the court. The bench also observed that murders are also being committed by husbands or wives in order to continue their affairs with their respective paramours.

The bench further wanted to know whether TV Serials, cinemas, economic independence of Spouses, social media, westernisation, alcohol, nuclear family system, non-teaching of moral/ethical values in schools, forced arranged marriages, more public exposure of working women and their mingling with office colleagues, had an effect on people indulging in extra-marital affairs.

The bench made these observations while setting aside an order by the police commissioner of Chennai to detain Ajith Kumar under the Goondas Act. Kumar along with five others was booked for attacking a person called Joseph over his dispute with another man named Lokesh. The five accused reportedly attacked Joseph in Ayyanavaram with weapons resulting in instant death.

“Extra-marital relationship is the basic reason for the murder in this case. Marriage in India is based on love, faith, trust and legitimate expectation. The marital relationship is considered to be sacred. However, what is to be sacred is dangerously fast becoming scary shattering families due to outside conjugal relationship,” observed Madras High Court.

While setting aside the detention order for Ajith Kumar on technical grounds, the divisional bench directed the state and the Centre and State Government to respond to a list of twenty questions, which includes a varied number of issues related to illicit relationships by married individuals.

Help Us Reach Every Indian, Please Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Advertisement

Big Story

The Kolkata police finally swung into action and arrested seven men: Sheik Rahit, Fardin Khan, Sk. Sabir Ali, Sk. Gani, Sk. Imran Ali, Sk. Wasim and Atif Khan, for allegedly harassing the complainant.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Anjana Om Kashyap heckles doctors and nurses in Bihar hospital

What you did in that ICU is not journalism, Anjana Om Kashyap, it is insensitive, creating a nuisance and endangering lives

A video came to light earlier where Anjana Om Kashyap, a senior journalist from the India Today group was seen heckling and questioning a doctor inside the ICU over the outbreak of Encephalitis in Bihar

Rapper Hard Kaur goes mental on social media: Blames RSS Chief for terror attacks, calls Yogi ‘OrangeRapeMan’

Taran Kaur Dhillon, more popularly known by her stage name Hard Kaur, appears to have fallen over the edge.

After threatening Jesus to choose between her and Rakhi Sawant, Tanushree Dutta questions Modi’s ‘Ram Rajya’

The Mumbai police have recently filed a B Summary report, giving a clean chit to Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, in connection with actor Tanushree Dutta sexual harassment case
Read OpIndia.com's response to the defamation notice served by Swati Chaturvedi

That you have lost readership and your peers doubt you, is not our problem: Read our response to Swati Chaturvedi’s defamation notice

Recently, OpIndia.com got a legal notice from abusive media troll Swati Chaturvedi. At the onset, we would like to reiterate that such intimidatory tactics won't work with OpIndia.
Gujarat: Past karma will haunt Congress in fascinating Rajya Sabha bypoll irony

Gujarat: Past karma will haunt Congress in fascinating Rajya Sabha bypoll irony

The bypolls for the 2 vacant Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat are going to be held shortly. The Congress has moved the SC, but given the clear precedents, it is quite clear that they have no chance of winning in court.

On press freedom day, meet the ‘fearless’ journalist who interviewed Rahul Gandhi and said ‘Rafale has entered people’s blood’

Now, as if the India Today interview fiasco wasn't bad enough, another pliant journalist has got the "once in a lifetime" opportunity to interview Rahul Gandhi.

As Swati Chaturvedi mourns the loss of her imaginary credibility, her past faff pieces come to haunt her

Even though she wants to put the blame on us, we can't possibly be held responsible if Swati Chaturvedi's peers doubt her 'credibility'.

Man masturbates on woman and abuses before running away: See Kejriwal? Free rides won’t guarantee safety

The daily harassment women face while commuting in the Delhi metro just shows how 'free metro ride' does not ensure safety.
Image Source: Zee News

Even as Indian liberals and peaceniks hail ‘peaceful’ Pakistanis, abuse pours in against Sania Mirza post world cup defeat

After motormouths like Veena Malik dragged Sania Mirza into an unwarranted controversy, it was time for other eminent intellectuals of Pakistan to share their blame on Sania Mirza.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

170,751FansLike
149,591FollowersFollow
69,810SubscribersSubscribe
Help Us Reach Every Indian, Please Share This Post