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A lucrative business
Satbir Singh Bedi | 28 Jan 2015

A girl called "Vipi" lived in my neighbourhood. After doing her graduation, she was happily married to a transporter and bore him a girl and a boy. Then in her early forties, she developed cancer and within a period of two years, she died.

Her widower husband who was running a transport business worth crores of rupees, could not manage to live alone and got remarried.  His second wife found fault with everything that he did and finally moved a case for Domestic Violence against him. To escape the punishment that might have been given to him and his family, the widower started negotiations and his newly wed wife demanded Rs.20 lakhs as compensation for agreeing to the divorce.  Finally, a divorce was obtained at Rs.10 lakhs.
 
Then, there was another case. My friend, Mr. Jain's son fell in love with a beautiful girl from Saini community and got married.  Soon, the marriage ran into troubles and the girl threatened to file Domestic Violence case.  There was a lot of negotiations and finally, Mr. Jain had to give one of his flats to the Saini girl to obtain a divorce for his son.  It seems that some girls have made this divorce business, a lucrative business.  Law makers need to amend the laws to prevent this blackmail.