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Wife moves Supreme Court over 'perverted' husband's porn addiction, seeks complete ban on online pornography

A 27-year-old woman has approached the Supreme Court, saying her husband is suffering from acute porn addiction as a result of which their marriage is on the rocks, and sought a complete ban on online pornography.

The woman, a resident of Mumbai, blamed porn sites for her husband's addiction, which she claimed had "ruined" her matrimonial life.

She said that because of this habit, her 35-year-old husband has become so "perverted" that he is ignoring his day-to-day activities and their marriage is in trouble as he is indifferent to her physical and material needs. He has also been insisting on a divorce by mutual consent and has already moved the family court.

The woman has moved the court through lawyer Kamlesh Vaswani, seeking to become party to a plea filed by the advocate in 2013 to ban online pornography.

In her affidavit, she said: "My husband has been an addict of porn and spends a lot of his precious time watching porn... He is suffering from lack …

‘Absconding’ NRI husbands' properties may be seized for abandoning wife

To address the problem of NRI husbands abandoning their Indian wives and absconding from appearing in courts, the Centre has swept into action and is looking to initiate a crackdown on ‘absconding husbands’.

Property of NRI husbands could be confiscated if they desert their wives and not respond to repeated notices issued to them.

Union Women and Child Development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said the government is considering crucial changes in the criminal law that will allow seizure of the property of NRI men for abandoning their wives.

As per reports, WCD ministry has said a person will be assumed that he is evading summons if he doesn’t appear after three notices have been served. The person will be treated as an absconder.

Reports quoted WCD secretary Rakesh Srivastava as saying that enforcement agencies will be authorised to attach the property of such persons and their families. Srivastava said that the ministry has sought an amendment in the Code of Criminal Proced…

NRI Wives seek help frequently: One NRI wife calls home for help every 8 hours

A few weeks ago we blogged about "Indian Government setting up website to register, track NRI marriages"  According to a report, ICSSR to conduct research on NRI brides in country : The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), a body under the HRD ministry, is planning to conduct a research on NRI brides in the country.  "The culture by NRI men to come to their homeland and marry girls here is quite old but not all the times these marriages are successful. There have been so many cases when the grooms left the brides here itself or forged certain details about themselves," ICSSR Chairman BB Kumar told PTI. 

An article reports "One NRI wife calls home for help every 8 hours". It highlights issues and challenges faced by spouses of Non Resident Indians:

At least one woman married to an NRI calls home every 8 hours seeking help to return after being deserted by her husband.Complaints received by MEA show that in the 1,064 days between Jan 2015 and …