Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court has lashed out at couples who file for divorce even after having children.
Single Bench headed by Justice B Veerappa, which took up a divorce case opined that very often the fight between the couple trickles down to children and the kids develop hatred to either of the parent.
According to the reports a couple (husband working as a doctor in America and wife employee of a private company) had filed a divorce petition at the family court. As per the husband’s statement, he was allowed to spend two hours a day with his child.
Challenging this, he filed a petition in the court stating that he had equal right to spend with his child, while his wife has been denying him his right. He had urged the court to give a direction to his wife to allow him to spend more time with his child.
Justice Veerappa expressed his distress at the parents and said, “Why do you all use your children to showcase hatred for each other. Don’t use them as an object. Couples who use their children for their personal gains are cowards. Such couples use their children worse than the Taliban. Children who observe all the conflicts, fights and abuses between their parents, will one day turn out to be just like them. They often go astray.”
Further he added, “For children to grip on negative aspects and indulge in criminal and illegal activities, such parents play a major role. Children are completely devastated by this and are indulging in anti-social activities. Don’t allow your children to grow in such an environment and inturn damage the society.” He further said that it is such an atmosphere at home that pushes them into unacceptable habits.
Opining on the misuse of the family court, the bench said, “The family courts are being misused by an irresponsible bunch of lawyers, advocates, doctors, and also parents. It is because of such people, the country’s future is at stake. It is pathetic that the number of divorce cases is more among the educated classes.”
“It is not enough if you work to earn money, you must have social responsibility too. The bar associations and NGOs shall look into such matters”, it added.