It is said marriages are made in heaven but they need the commitment to make them work on earth. However, in Madhya Pradesh (MP), a coaching class owner's 'obsession' with competitive examinations seems to have not only nipped his relationship with his newly-wed wife in bud but has also become the cause for a divorce petition! According to a counseller with the District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), the wife walked out claiming she was feeling "ignored" by her husband who "confines" himself to the preparations for the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) and other state-level competitive examinations.
"The wife said during the counselling that her husband remained mostly confined to himself while preparing for UPSC and other competitive examinations. The woman also added that he would remain indifferent towards her during their cohabitation," said Noorannisa Khan, the counsellor with the Jila Vidhik Sewa Pradhikaran (District Legal Service Authority) in the matter. Noorannisa Khan said that the husband is also a PhD holder.
"He is the only son in his family. He had married the woman in a hurry as one of his parents was terminally ill," Khan added.
The husband has now filed a petition for divorce claiming there was no contact between him and his wife after she went back to her parents, and that she was not ready to return to him.
"Claiming that efforts for mediation by relatives and others have failed, the man has filed for divorce in family court from where the case was referred for counselling," informed Khan.
She said four more sessions of counselling will be held between both the parties before the court begins hearing the case. She further asserted that she would try to save the marriage.
"We would try to save their marriage," she added.