Dhawan’s Divorce Drama: How “Cruelty” Plays Out in Indian Family Courts

Dhawan's Divorce Drama: How "Cruelty" Plays Out in Indian Family Courts

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Kicking Off with The Big News

When cricket meets courtrooms, it’s bound to make headlines. And Shikhar Dhawan’s recent divorce from Aesha Mukherji did just that. But it’s not just celebrity gossip; their story shines a light on a part of Indian law many of us might not be familiar with: the notion of “cruelty” in marriage. So, let’s unpack this, shall we?


Quick Recap: Dhawan’s Love Story Turned Courtroom Drama

2012 was the year Dhawan and Aesha decided to tie the knot. Fast forward to now, their split’s making waves and it revolves around a curious term: mental cruelty.

The court saw Dhawan’s prolonged absence from his son due to geographical differences as a mental strain. Are you curious? Dive deeper into their story here.


So, What’s This “Cruelty” All About?

In the world of Indian marriage laws, “cruelty” is more than just a word. Both the Hindu Marriage Act and the Special Marriage Act cite it as a reason for splitsville, but they keep it vague.

  • Mental Cruelty: Think of emotional scars, like feeling isolated or extreme stress.
    For Dhawan, being miles away from his son fit this bill.
  • Physical Cruelty: It’s what it sounds like—actions causing physical pain. Not the focus in Dhawan’s case, but an important aspect nonetheless.

Feeling a bit lost? Don’t sweat it. Check out our easy guide on cruelty..


Breaking Down the Dhawan Verdict

  1. Kids in the Spotlight: While Zoraver’s full custody remains a topic of discussion, Dhawan’s fatherly rights have been underlined big time.
  2. Mental Health Matters: In a refreshing twist, the judgment showcases that mental well-being is as vital as physical. A silent revolution in Indian courts, perhaps?
  3. ‘Cruelty’ Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All: Dhawan’s case reminds us that cruelty is subjective. It’s more shades of grey than black and white.

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Wrapping it Up: The Bigger Picture

Dhawan’s divorce isn’t just a masala news material; it’s a magnifying glass on the evolving face of Indian marriage laws. If you’re ever thinking over Bollywood-style wedding functions or are just curious about laws wrapped in emotions, remember this case.


Author – Saket Sambhav, Co-founder, Adjuva Legal.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of Adjuva Legal and Adjuva Legal does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

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