Demand of privacy by spouse is not cruelty and thus not a valid ground for divorce

Wherein a wife demanded privacy and wanted her husband to get another house as they were living with 8 people in a 3BHK, the Delhi High Court held that the wife’s demands were valid and the right to privacy is a fundamental right that the wife is entitled to.

The petition was filed by the husband citing that the wife wanted him to separate from his family and that is cruelty. The court observed that the husband is the one who has caused the wife cruelty and he cannot take advantage of his own wrongs u/s. 23 (1a)

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