Wednesday, April 11, 2012

If you deny your husband sex then you are cruel

A SPOUSE who refuses to have sex with their partner is guilty of cruelty, the Delhi High Court has ruled.

The court judge declared that denial of sex was justifiable grounds for divorce after a man said that his wife refused to sleep with him on their wedding night and only consented 10 to 15 times over a five-month period.

"The testimony of the husband that the wife was never responsive and was like a dead wood when he had sexual intercourse with her remained unrebutted," Justice Kailash Gambhir said in his verdict, the Press Trust of India reported Saturday.

Mr Gambhir continued, "It is evident that willful denial of sexual intercourse without reasonable cause would amount to cruelty."

The High Court rejected an appeal by the woman against the divorce, which was granted by a lower court in 2001 after the couple had married in 1991 - News Core