Affair doesn’t make woman bad mother, says Punjab and Haryana high court | Chandigarh News | #Cheating | #Cheater | #marriage


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CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana high court has held that a woman’s extramarital affair is not grounds to assume that she would be a bad mother and deny her custody of her child in a matrimonial dispute.
“…in a patriarchal society, it is fairly common to cast aspersions on the moral character of a woman. More often than not these allegations are made without any basis or foundation. Even assuming a woman is or has been in an extramarital relationship, the same by itself cannot lead to the conclusion that she would not be a good mother to deny her the custody of her child,” Justice Anupinder Singh Grewal observed while hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by a woman from Fatehgarh Sahib, in Punjab, who is now an Australian citizen.
The judge also ordered that custody of the four-and a-half-year-old daughter be handed to the woman. The minor girl was allegedly taken away from the woman’s custody by the father.
In her petition, the woman petitioner (name withheld to protect her identity) said she had got married in 2013. Her husband, a native of Ludhiana, was an Australian citizen, and she later joined him in Australia. They had a daughter in June 2017.
The couple developed differences and when they were visiting India in January 2020, her husband allegedly took away the child on February 2, 2020 when she had gone to her parental village.





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