It was in 2008 only that I came to know there's a Father's Day which happens to fall on the third Sunday of every June. It was the first time we had celebrated Father's Day on a mass scale as well. And just like to me, it was breaking news to many others including the media persons that Father's Day actually exists.
30th March 2008, Bangalore was shocked by a news wherein an Infosys techie Amit Buddhiraja committed suicide after killing his wife. Amit's wife Rinku was caught having an extra-marital affair with her colleague and when he confronted her, she threatened to get his entire family jailed by trapping them in a false dowry harassment case. Exasperated, imagining the consequences thereafter, Amit took the extreme step.
In a shocking move, the Maharashtra Government seems to be making an amendment to the maintenance provisions, which will now force men to pay to their estranged wives even if the men aren't at fault. The amendment aims at providing maintenance to even those women who wilfully stay away from their husbands.