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Wife cannot be forced by man to reside with him, observes Supreme Court

top court made the observation as it heard a case in which a woman said that she did not want to live with hubby

In yet another major verdict on the issue of women empowerment, the Supreme Court has said that a wife is not a an “object”.

This came about as the top court noted that wife cannot be forced to reside with her husband even if the man desires to live with her.

The top court made the observation as it heard a case in which a woman, who lodged a criminal case against her husband alleging cruelty, said that she did not want to live with him.

The husband in the case expressed his desire to continue living with the wife.

The observation was given by a bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta.

The woman in the case wanted to obtain divorce on the grounds of cruelty.

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