Wife gets 50% share in husband’s property after divorce – India Law

POSTED BY Jagoinvestor ON August 27, 2012 COMMENTS (497)

Do you love your wife? You better do!

There were few changes proposed weeks back in the marriage laws in India, which everybody should be aware about. A bill called “Marriage Law’s (Amendment) Bill 2010” was passed by the cabinet, which is pending for discussion in Rajya Sabha and some major changes in the women’s rights are suggested, on how the properties would be divided after divorce.

Women Rights in husband property after divorce - India Law

The biggest change says – “As per new Divorce law, Wife share in property would be 50% in all her husband’s residential properties, no matter what and in other properties, her share will be decided as per the court decision.

Wife share in property owned by the husband would be 50%

Earlier, before this change – a woman was entitled to a share in husband’s properties, but there was no quantum defined as per law, it would be any percentage depending on the case, but now with this suggested change, a women will enjoy equal sharing without any condition in all the residential properties owned by husband. But in this case, women will have to specifically apply for her share, she should be aware of this law about “50% share”.

A major change in this amendment is that this rule is applicable to all the properties of the husband acquired before and after the marriage, whereas the earlier law made sure that the wife gets share only in those properties which are acquired by her husband only after marriage. Now men stand to lose on this front, in-case things are so sour with the wife.

Husband & Wife joint holder’s in a residential property

You should be clear by now, what will happen in the case where a property is registered in the joint names of husband and wife. A lot of couples register a house in joint names, a lot of times both pay’s from their respective salaries, and in some cases, only one party pays (generally husband). Imagine divorce happens – Who will get how much? Women will keep her 50% part and she will also get half of her husband share in the house, so 75% wife and 25% husband.

Rights of women after divorce on other properties in India?

Apart from the mandatory 50% share in husband’s residential properties, the wife will also be entitled to get a share in another kind of properties, but the quantum is not set, as per the Bill, it will depend on “living standard of the wife”

Waiver of six months cooling period possible

As per the old Indian law which governed the division of assets for women after divorce, it was mandatory for husband and wife to spend at least 6 months together before applying for divorce, but with this new amendment bill, there are provisions of waiving off the 6 months cool off period or lessen it, but only if both husband and wife want it. This means if one of the spouses wants to get divorce on an “urgent basis” , but other does not, it will not be possible. This is one of the major change in the bill and will help those couples who do not want to serve that “6 months” cool off period of living together.

Is this an anti-male law?

A lot of groups have termed this change as anti-marriage and anti-male law and critically oppose it, they have termed it as a bill totally against males and illogical. The major issues with the amendment are as follows

  • The bill talks about only the division of Husband Properties, but not wife’s properties. So in-case women are at fault, still, she will get a 50% share in husband property, but her share of the property will not be divided.
  • A major disappointment for men in this bill is that even the “person at fault” can apply for getting the share of property, and the other party will have to respond to it. Generally as per old law’s when mutual consent was not there, the victim applies for the property share and the person who is the “bad person” has to respond to it. Now with his law change, his wife can seek a divorce and ask for a share in the property.
  • There are concerns raised like this law will encourage more divorces are women can get hold of property easily for sure.

Now there are some serious concerns due to these changes. If a husband has one residential property, old parents who are financially dependent on him and there is a divorce between husband and wife, the wife could take 50% share, in which case the men will be left with 50% property, this seems very unjustified. What is the woman already owned 2 more properties on her name? She has nothing to worry about!

One serious drawback of this law is that some men, who are undergoing a bad phase of marriage, may convert their residential properties into immovable assets, or just transfer it on other names to save themselves from parting away with 50% share in the worst case.


While there are cases where women are deprived of their share in wealth at the time of divorce in India and there was a requirement of strong laws which focuses on rights of women in case of divorce in India, this amendment seems to have gone beyond what it wanted and has loopholes which can be exploited by women. With due respect to each gender, it would be great if there would have been some balanced law, and some thought should have gone for the worst cases.

To summarize things, here are the take away’s from the changes made in marriage laws.

  • In the case of divorce, Woman will have 50% share in the residential property of a man
  •  The wife will have to take the initiative of seeking her share in such cases.
  •  Women and children will also have rights in the other assets of man, which will be decided by court
  •  It does not matter if the property was acquired by before or after the marriage

What do you think about this amendment? Do you also feel its too anti-male but only designed keeping women in mind? Do you feel its correct to keep a 50% share for wife in husband’s property in case of divorce as per law in India? Note that the bill still needs to be passed and right now only the cabinet has passed the changes. It is yet to become a law after getting passed in both houses.

Note: The information provided in this article is based on various media articles and the exact circular could not be found out. Also, the bill still needs to be passed, only then it will become an act finally and will be implemented.

497 replies on this article “Wife gets 50% share in husband’s property after divorce – India Law”

  1. Rahul sharma says:

    Because of such law men now days feel insecure to marriage …how can he sure that the women he married is full trustworthy because there are some cases found that women do marriage and take advantage of such law and claim maintenance or alimony on husband, file false 498a cases and there is no circumstances that if this false 498a found then there also not much punishment is there to woman who take advantage of it and harass husband and his family, the woman who is already in appose of marriage but due to some burden of parents she did marriage with guy against her will then such women will mostly took such decision.
    At least who decided the law needs to think about period of wife spend with husband if wife spend most of her life with husband and there are strong reasons on behalf of which divorce is happened then only wife will get sufficient alimony and maintenance if not then there is divorce happen not on strong basis and period of marriage is also not sufficient, they dont have children, women dont have support of parent, she can do a job and do earning which she required to fulfill her life and there is some intention found that wife claim divorce only for alimony or maintenance then in such cases dilute the marriage or dont charge husband.
    Also there needs to be consider that if husbands suffer in there life then it is not only husbands responsibility to go through it without support of wife. wife cant leave husband in between and wise versa.

    1. Jagoinvestor says:

      Sadly, there is no good way to ascertain this risk.

  2. Naitik says:

    Thank you @jagoinvestor for highlighting the problems faced by men in divorce cases, I appreciate the efforts you have taken to reach out to us with this blog. As you said, “There are concerns raised like this law will encourage more divorces are women can get hold of property easily for sure.” Yes of course. But I feel there is something more you could provide it with, just like “Types of Alimony Laws in India” if you could add this small topic to your blog it will boom your blog. I recently came across an article that relates to yours, I suggest you go through it once.

  3. Deepak Dewan says:

    If passed, this law will encourage women to marry for reasons other than love or matrimony and will discourage men from getting married.

    It may also embolden women (wives) to lead a life contrary to matrimonial expectations without fear.

    Although the Supreme Court has done away with the one-sided provisions of Section 498a, if this becomes a law, its ramifications will be a lot worse than 498a.

    1. Mankar says:

      I think only self acquired property of husband shall be divided with wife earned after marrage only. it should not be 50%. instead it shall be divided equally among spouse and children. if no children 50% shall be given to wife provided that if she doesn’t take or claims no share in her fathers property. If she do, she shall loose the right on husbands property. she will have no right at all on the property of husband which is ancestral or on the name of any other relative. If the parents of husband are dependent property shall be divided in three parts being a one part of parents and it will be of husband after the death of these parents.
      any way there are many things which come under principle of natural justice & humanity. which cant be explained here. So opinions of people shall be collected before passing of this bill.
      Adv Dr Dadarao Mankar
      High Court Aurangabad.

      1. KH says:

        These are ONE-SIDED LAWS.



    I think men have opposed this law with full effort ………
    Its illogical that a men (only) give 50% of property share its doesnt what effort of wife in husband life…….
    I think indian judiciary and lsw maker is become sick…
    I opposed to the marriage aftr this type of nonsense law

    1. Balwinder Singh says:

      It sure is antii .male a d needs rethinking by honest straight and balanced men and women

  5. thom says:

    me & my husband getting joint divorce ,if husband property transfer to my son,after my divorce do i get my share

    1. suraj sharma says:

      Aa gayi bikhari ……bhai suna tha ek aurat maa hoti h ye to apne bete pe hi nazar maarne lgi h

    2. I am not sure on that

  6. Vijji says:


    I live in Australia. I earn 40% more than my husband , I work hard to improve career/personal life . But my husband always looks for shortcut ways , like doesn’t put in effort to get better in his career. Recently he bought a property in India with lot of loan in his mother’s name and he wanted me to help him with the loans. I denied it as he did not even discuss about buying a property in India . Now he wants to buy a joint property in Australia. He is a Australian Citizen. We have a baby. I want to be safe for future as I could see his ultimate motives . Can you please suggest , if I can go for the property here , and I will be the Primary loan applicant and he will be secondary.

    1. Vijji says:

      Also I don’t want to lose a penny to him.

    2. You can go for it , IF YOU WANT . I am not sure if you are looking for financial advice or a legal advice?

  7. saurabh says:

    what a silly change in proposed rules.woman have to just marry and start beating or harassing her husband to left only way of divorce for men to get rid of this situation.then women will get divorce and good share in all property of husband then women will find another such murga and repeat the same thing again.she had to just remarry and divorce again and again with be husband in different location and she will soon become a bllionarebllionare.kya ukt proposal ko final karne wale arle darje me bewkof hai

  8. Anonymous says:

    If the women has children below 18year and another one is legal age what will be the right of the children. And what about commercial property can you put some point on that. And rather then property does she can claim for her living life if she is a house made.

    1. Anonymous says:

      And if the property is ancestors and now in the name of husband does the children will have the right on those property.

    2. Jagoinvestor Admin says:

      Hi Anonymous

      Your cases is a bit complex and I think we are not the right people to comment on it.

      My suggestion would be hire someone who is professional in this area and consult them


  9. POONAM says:

    Sir my enlwas out me from their house and my hubby lived with his parents he meet me three days for nite stay in a week so i want that he live with me in rent room but imhe cannt leave their parents my huuby two brother n enlwas lived together in his house i am lived alone in rent house so i want to divorce becoause they want dowry tell me what i can do

  10. Nimesh says:

    Absolutely short sighted law….no balance whatsoever…..i wonder wheres common sense of those who enact and pass such laws….

    1. S R RAJKUMAR says:

      Really I guess. No common sense at all. We men and husband’s urge upon the govt to not pass this one-sided laws with many corrections to be made to bring in balance and justification. Hope the lawmakers make it look balanced seriously. Law and justice should be for both genders and not not not not for just one. Absolutely no appeasements at all.

  11. Gowtham says:

    One of my brother got married. Oly 15 days she was in his hz . after tht she wanted him to walk out off his hz with her he didn’t agree for tht so she HV sent a divorce notice and to take back the case she s demanding fr 20 lakhs . wt shold we do next .

    1. its a lawyer subject . We cant comment on that

      1. SANDY KAUR says:


        1. Jagoinvestor says:

          Hi Sandy

          We might have missed many questions, but we have answered on many of them. Please point us to your query.

  12. soma says:

    I am a 27 year old women. My husband tortured me mentally and physically. After 3 months of marriage I came back to my father’s home. A few months ago we have signed in mutual divorce application. Lawyers have told that after 181 days our mutual divorce procedure will be completed. I am from a low income family. Is there any way to get financial help? I haven’t claim any alumni from my cause of fear..my father has not so much money to struggle against him. What Can I do?

    1. You can ask for alimony incase you feel that its justified, talk to a lawyer on this

  13. vinita says:

    My husband is alcoholic and we got 2 daughters and i am staying saparetly with my daughters and know I want a divorce from my husband I need my share that I can buy a house. My query is that my husband house is on my mother in law name and he is jobless will I get my and my daughter share if I apply for divorce . plz answer

    1. If its in mother in law name, then its mother in law property ! . Its not husbands , hence you will not get anything !

  14. SHIKHA says:


    1. If its his own earned properties, then there is no right for anyone unless he gives it using a WILL . But if its a Ancestral property which is not earned by him, then everyone has equal right, but after his death

  15. Bhawna says:

    What if during the course of separation or divorce the husbands family disowns him just to avoid giving any share of family property to the daughter in law
    More over there is nothing in the husbands name and he is not working too

    1. Yes, in that case wife will not get anything .. because wife is entitled to the share from the husband property only , not others

  16. Skn says:

    i got separated after three months of my Marriage and we did not file any case for divorce or ligal separation and after six years of marriage and separation he was dead. My inlaws family did not give any property or money Except my dowery…Even they did not mention my name in legal heir and death certificates too.. Please suggest me what should i do.. I donot have kids..

    1. I dont think you are eligible here … Now after 6 yrs ,. check with lawyer !

  17. Aniruddha says:

    Hello Sir I purchased property in the name of my wife who is the main applicant and i am the co applicant. I now want to become the sole owner of this property .The flat is still under construction and no possession and also no registry has been done till date.
    In case i become the sole applicant after transferring the property can she claim 50% in case of divorce.Is it possible that i transfer the property to my parents

    1. Yes, she can still claim it !

  18. samish says:

    If i own stock of some company (say wipro) or some cash in FD (in my name) will the wife has 50% share in that also after divorce ??

    1. Anything you own in that she will have the share !

  19. Aakanksha says:

    My sister has a joint property with her husband in Haryana. We stay in mumbai. To purchase that property, my father has withdrawn money from his account through cash and cheque and deposited the same in my sister’s account. My father did these transaction in Mumbai. the amount was withdrawn by my jijaji through ATM’s in haryana. However now they both are taking divorce and jijaji is claiming whole property and saying he has purchased that property. As the amount’s were deposited in my sister’s account, she doesn’t have any proof to show that her husband has used that money to purchase the property. Can my sister still claim her share in that property as she is also a co-owner in that property.

    1. yes if she is co-owner she can claim

  20. Vinith says:

    My aunt’s husband is an ass hole…. she has two daughters they are 5th and 10th classes….. from 13-15 years she is bearing him. Before she had a baby boy in stomach he kicked and that baby died in the stomach.. this was long ago.. and now he is like sadist he beats her and his children …. he’s like a coward…. now she wants divorce and what is best way to do ….. how much husband’s property she will get and will the children be with her.. because he may kill those kids…

    1. I think a good lawyer should be contacted in this caes

  21. Suhas says:

    What do you know about the validity of prenuptial agreements in India

  22. pranali says:

    M going to marry a person who is already married. My bf is going to take divorce. Bcz his wife has an extra maricle affair. Since 4,?month his wife has left house bcz she doesn’t love my bf…means her husband. Their both marriage was an arrange marriage. My bf belongs from middle class family. He stays at his dad house he don’t have his own property. So how much money my bf have to give to his wife after divorce.he is gym trainer

    1. DepressedGuy says:

      Hi Pranali,

      Depends on how much your bf earns. Is the wife working? If the wife is working, then alimony amount will not be much, say around 10-15% of the salary. However, if the wife is not working,then be prepared to fork out upto 50% of salary per month. If your bf can prove that his wife had an extramarital affair,then the alimony amount can be avoided. What i suggest ism remove all cash from bank and keep it somewhere,take out all the gold jewellery from her (which was given by your bf to her during marriage) by some method (as she will obviously not give). Most importantly record some proof that the wife has an extra marital affair AND make her work somewhere and somehow (even if it means paying for a job for her).If she is working and your bf can show that she can support herself, then you may escape the alimony amount. Its best to consult a lawyer regarding this.

    2. I am not qualified to answer this.

      1. bhombol says:

        As per a very recent ruling by court if the wife is qualified and was working before divorce or marriage then after divorce if she does not work out of her own will even if qualified then she will not get alimony.

        1. Thanks for sharing that. I didnt knew that !

    3. takhelcha says:

      yes thats the logic… haha. but who did first….it matters

  23. DepressedGuy says:

    Hello Sir,

    I married in February 2016 with a girl whom i had met on a matrimonial website.As she was very beautiful,so without thinking i decided to marry her ignoring warnings from my family that i should first know her well. I met her in March 2015 and finalized the marriage in February 2016. Although there were warning signs in the beginning,I ignored it thinking that after marriage she will change. But she has not and I am in deep trouble now.The main problems are as follows:

    1. I am working in the govt sector in a remote place as my place of posting. Since she was used to a city life,she is now pressurizing day in and out that i should find a new job. She screams all the time whenever there is a quarrel creating a nuisance in the neighbourhood.

    2. My parents have both expired.My mother expired when i as 7 yrs old and my dad when i was 21. I am presently 32 and i was left without a house as my father didnt buy a house. With great difficulty,I purchased a 2bhk apartment costing 35 lakh and a Rs 7 lakh car before marriage and even spent Rs 8lakh on my marriage and 1.5 lakh on my honeymoon.Even then,i gifted things worth around Rs 1 lakh to my wife in just 1 year of meeting her which included a Rs 12000 watch, Rs 16000 mobile, Rs 10000 sunglass,Rs 30000 clothes etc. Now my wife screams at me that i dont give her anything !! What am i supposed to do now?? It needs mention here that she has over 300 (yes three hundred) pairs of shoes and slippers, 100s of handbags and more than a thousand dresses which she extracted from her mother by screaming and shouting. She is too extravagant and i think to some extent maybe a psychopath as no sane middle class person has this much amount of clothes and accessories.

    3. As i am in quite a debt, I asked her that i will take a year or two to stabilise and only then i can give her the “wants” which she is asking now. I told her more to concentrate on her “needs” now. But she doesnt listen and demanding Rs 10000 per month as pocket money.Also she criticizes me everyday that i am a loser as i was unable to take her to a foreign destination on her honeymoon. Also she accuses me that I am in extra marital affairs with all my female friends whenever there is a quarrel. I have made a couple of audio with her screams as proof to be used later. I am seriously disturbed and depressed and want to go for a divorce at the earliest and what are the legal consequences and alimony amount.Please help.

    A few more of my details.

    1. My age = 32 years
    2. Wife age – 28 years
    3. Length of marriage = 1 and half month
    4. My education- BTech
    5. Her education- MSc (jobless presently as she resigned from her job after marriage. She was earning around Rs 15000)
    6. My salary- Approx Rs 75000 in hand per month
    7. My liabilities – Approx Rs 30000 EMI on home loan and marriage loan.
    8. Flat and Car is registered in my name

    1. Anjan says:

      You really are in a deep hole man. You married a complete gold digger.

      Since your wife is not warning and your income is reasonably high, you can be expected to pay a hefty amount as alimony every month. This can be devastating considering you already are in debt. This is why one should never encourage or allow wife to quit job after marriage. Working women usually get little or no alimony since they can take care of themselves.

      You also stand to lose out on a significant portion of your assets in case of divorce. I say get the best divorce lawyer you can get because you have a fight on your hands.

      1. DepressedGuy says:

        Thank you for the reply. I am thinking of transferring the property and car ownership to my brother’s name. Do you think this is a wise step? Moreover, I am also planning to send my wife to her hometown and keep her in a rented apartment where i will encourage her to get a job. Suppose she gets a job and i transfer the car and property name to my brother, do you think i may escape the alimony amount?

    2. I think other than a qualified divorce lawyer one should not comment on this issue of yours. I suggest please get one .


      1. Nagendra says:

        Yes Manish is right
        Do not disclose or discuss your financial things in the public blogs. According to my calculation you can settle a divorce with her by mutual consent at around 10 Lakhs. Be prepared.

    3. Jimmi says:

      Hi Depressed guy,

      Can we touch base as I am also facing the same issues. give me a ping at jimmi.sharegill@hotmail.com .

      After marriage I am really experiencing that love is bull shit all a girl want is money fun and a lavish life.


    4. Hitler says:

      Hello Depressed Guy,

      One best solution to get rid of that bitch is to kill her. Give her some sweet poison in her food or drink and kill her. That way you will be safe from everything. If this fucking country’s law is like this then we all husbands should do like this. Fuck India and its law.

  24. sudhakar says:

    my daughter’s marriage is declared null and voidable due to impotency of husband. is she eligible foracquiring 50% of ofthe ancestoral property of husband court has awarded maintainance Rs.10,000.00 per month only.

    1. Its better to involve a good lawyer on this

    2. Anjan says:

      You are yourself a man, how can you be so heartless towards another man’s plight? The husband’s impotency is not his fault. Not only is the husband facing divorce for no fault of his own, he is now being asked to pay 10k per month as alimony to the wife. If that’s not bad enough, you are thinking of claiming 50% of his property too? Yes, kick a man in the guts when he is down and out. Might as well ask that man to commit suicide because his life is already ruined.

      It’s very disgusting that courts can also be so insensitive to a man’s plight in such cases. Now, more laws are being passed to screw the man over. India is becoming hell for all males.

    3. ABC says:

      Mr. Sudagar…Congrats You have got lottery because your daughter is divorced and now you can demand extortion money from boys family as per our new bills. Sir your daughter is married to the boy not with his family/parents !!!

    4. SandyDsouza says:

      Sudhakar Ji, you are an a $ $ Hole and your daughter should be beaten black & blue including you! It shows she has no upbringing and so does you. Claiming a 50% property from an innocent guy is like you are actually stealing money …..

      Why can’t your daughter work and earn? Isnt she educated enough ? If not then she can atleast beg on streets or railway station….. You too can do it with her!

  25. Ankit says:

    i’ve divorce 02days ago and have 02 son(07year & 02years)….My husband is not normal sense of mind, he doing nasha and out of house about 04years ago by his own house members. Now he send WRITTEN DIVORCE at my home address. My inlaws dont let me go but my parents dont allow this and they bring me at home with my children.
    Whether they take my son’s by filing the case on the court???
    Whether i claim share in property of my husband’s name??? Should their any share of my 02son’s in the property of my husband????

    1. Hi Ankit

      Your cases is a bit complex and I think we are not the right people to comment on it.

      My suggestion would be hire someone who is professional in this area and consult them


  26. Preeti says:

    Dear sir ,

    I got married on April 30 , 2015. My husband is only son of my mother in law. I hve one sirter in law who got marrid . After marriage he drop his job and join phd . My mother in low widow . She is job in bank. She is bear all expenses of home. My father in law experid he was make a home named on my mother in law. My husband and mother in law plan the strategy against me.
    1 they are dominated me. They need dorry. Because my husband is not earn.at first my mother in low through out me or my husband at home.
    2 my husband plan to suffer me at rented house.
    3 he also diney to physical relationship with me.
    4 on 23rd 2015 I reached my matrimonial home. Where they are throw my luggage at my home potch. I called police but all is vain.
    5 than I called my parents and they come and pick up me
    My question
    My husband is study not earn . What about my maintenance?
    can I have clim in property where my husband lived ?
    Is I have rights to stay with home where my dolly drop?

    1. Hi Preeti

      Your cases is a bit complex and I think we are not the right people to comment on it.

      My suggestion would be hire someone who is professional in this area and consult them


  27. chandra says:

    From a neutral point of view, the best tool for extortion for new age urban women living in city and metros ( middle class, upper middle class …). For most women ( below middle class), who are make up large portion of real victims, they dont even know their rights and also such laws exist.

  28. akki says:

    With such a law favour only women. Its worst country to live in. No wonder why one category of womens made it a business to extract easy and qick money from husband. Shame on such law makers.

  29. bab says:

    Hi All,

    Every girl is educated and working women they posses equal rights in society.When they can acquire husband property why can they share there property too. and as far as non working women also has the same acquiring both the properties and men struggling in shifts.

    Lets divide make it equal rights in both sides.

    1. Thanks for your comment bab

  30. sunny says:

    Hi All,

    Every girl is educated and working women they posses equal rights in society.When they can acquire husband property why can they share there property too. and as far as non working women also has the same acquiring both the properties and men struggling in shifts.

    Lets divide make it equal rights in both sides.

  31. preeya says:

    can anyone suggest me the online portal to get some legal advice .i stay in nepal and i dont know too much about indian marriage and divorce act. my sister is suffering all those things mentioned above on the comment by pooja . her husband did second marriage without divorce . and already its been prooved in court . my sister hav two kids . although its been proved in court that ge got 2nd marriage n had kid by 2nd wife . court didnt gave us final decision . neither she got divore nor property or maintanance for kids . case running since 4 yrs . n nothing happenede its going like tarikh pe tarikh . so if anyone can suggest me that what will be exact on the favour of her .

    1. Hi preeya

      Your cases is a bit complex and I think we are not the right people to comment on it.

      My suggestion would be hire someone who is professional in this area and consult them


      1. preeya says:

        we hv already hired junior n senior lawyer for this case . but i dont why , i think their suggestion is inappropriate n misguiding us
        so i just want to take some advice from those online portal . beacuse i believe that our lawyer can misguide us but those lawyers who are not directly connected with our case .they will obviously show some way .
        thank you @manish

        1. ok, but the thing is I am not a lawyer and have less understanding at deeper level

          1. mysteriousguy says:

            Manish, ehen u don’t know the answer, is it really necessary to answer it… please don’t bother to reply when u don’t have an answer.
            thanks n sorry if I sounded rude.

            1. Sir, but the person has to know that I dont know the answer. If I dont reply at all , the person may think that I dont even care to reply .

        2. prashant says:

          hire some lawyer who is trustworthy to you and it takes time so just wait for it and believe in god everything will be fine in sometime hopefully thanks 🙂

  32. Dvlawyer says:

    Neither is this law passed. nor is govt planning to introduce in Rajya Sabha. This was introduced by Cong; and passed in RS but not in LS. By the time it was tabled to be passed in LS new govt was formed and this lapsed. I am not sure who and why he wrote in 2014 with no plans on this or modified bill.

    1. Anjan says:

      Thank God. I hope good sense prevail in the BJP camp and this draconian anti-male law never sees the light of day.

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  34. Gaju says:

    Is this law or act been passed and what is refurcations on case pending also applicable to Mohammedan Law?

  35. Pooja says:

    Wow by seeing all comments once again it proved India is a male dominating country those who all think this is wrong that the half property should not be given to wife then please give me some answers, after divorce men will happily do second marriage and happily enjoy dowry brought by second wife, but the first wife will suffer so much in many terms like the maintenance given by husband is very less by that amount she can’t go with her regular needs, most women’s r committing suicide because of lack of money and security after divorce, by giving husband half property wife will live happily and men will also live happily with his new wife and u all r saying it is a anti male law then tell me why should women bring dowry, why should women left her parents after marriage, why should women become servant to all her in laws, if you want to treat equally then OK women should not bring dowry, she should left her parents she should not become servant to her in laws house so please do this changes and ask to treat every gender equally by law, girls r getting raped by boys, girls are kidnapped by boys, girls are attacked by acid by boy, girls are treated like a servent in her in laws house, girls are murdered by her in laws, but no no one bothered but when law shows some gender differences then see how all male people r reacting IF YOU ALL ARE MALES THEN FIRST SAFE WOMEN’S FROM ALL CRIMES AND THEN FIGHT FOR GENDER EQUALITY BY LAW

    1. CHETAN says:

      at one side we worship women and other side we kill females(foeticide, dowry death)
      but all family problems r mostly due to mother in law (female)
      then real men r enemy or women r enemy of themselves
      i m agrred with reply but it miss something
      i agree since childhood image of men is agressive, getting all he wants from family and otherside female image is adjustment, not to go outside , and morethings
      also some exception to be accepted (that all women are not right) but most of women stuggle for existence as inthis socialism women picture is to be changedthat is to be done by education of all manner and change mentality of all women( girl, women, wife, mother, mother in law, granmother, etc)

      thk u

    2. Thanks for sharing that Pooja

    3. CM says:

      Idiot mindset

    4. Pawan says:

      Thanks Pooja for sharing ur views. To some extent I agreed with your views. You have said mainly about following things:-
      1. Male dominating society
      2. Crime against Women
      3. Dowry system
      4. Law that is passed by the cabinet that favoring 50% share of women in Husband’s property after divorce.
      But I m asking only one question that ‘Will the law really be helpful in stoping the crime against the Woman, will it be helpful in Gender Equality?’
      Asking these questions do not mean that I m supporting any crime against women. I also really wants that it must be eradicated in our society.
      The law is talking ‘about 50% shares of woman in Husband’s property that is earned by him before and after the marriage.’ On one side this law is true if Husband is of cruel nature and have ill practices and for a woman (which is purely Housewife) it is impossible to live with this type of person.
      But on another side if the Woman is of cruel nature and impossible for a man to live with the lady, then will it be really true? I think You’ll say NO.
      Pooja to attain Gender Equality is it necessary to exploit the gender which is on higher level in Society. Could we not make such type of law which uplifts the woman’s condition without suppressing the mens. I think we can do it by changing our mindset against woman. (We means the ‘SOCIETY’ whole). In the society There are men & women both live. Both have to change their mindset. Yes it is exceptable that both are biologically different i.e. physically & emotionally. But difference on social level it must be stopped. Even I favor that women must do that work which supports their emotional and physical character.
      Pooja, In my point of view in this law following point must be added:-
      1. Not applicable on those woman who is in job, because in that condition both are equal and she does not dependent on her husband.
      2. 50 % share must apply on the property secured by Husband after marriage only. Property must include their income also but only from marriage date to divorce filing date.
      Pooja you raised also a question of living the woman in their husband’s house. This problems belongs to society, because it is socially acceptable that woman live their husband’s house since long ago. But in these days there are so many couples which take responsibility of one another’s family members, they live happily together just like real friends. I think we should think in these direction also.
      Thank u.

    5. SandyDsouza says:

      Pooja, growup – Crime has no gender! Not all women are saints nor all men are crooks….Certainly the poor women who doesnt have job or cant earn enough / has kid etc, I would say the law should give her more than 50% but if the women is qualified, can easily find a job or intentionally enjoy life @ husband’s money then she dosnt deserves even 0.05%.

      As far as your questions of safetly among women then let me update you, 85% rape cases are false and fabricated by WOMEN to seek revenge etc. Every year, over 10000 men commits suicide due to this same law of extortion by unscrupulous women etc. Go and check the NCRB database on crime ….You just have half info which is dangerous….

      1. jitendra says:


        you are great, your thoughts and ideas are mind blowing.

        Jitendra kumar

  36. Pooja says:

    I’ll accept it cuz after divorce men will happily do second marriage and he will enjoy with his life with second wife and with the dowry brought by second wife but women will suffer her life after divorce and she can’t marry again cuz she should give lot of dowry which she can’t give and mostly in early days the maintenance given by husband is very less with that amount women can’t even go with her regular needs so by giving half property to wife it is totally justified by this woman can enjoy her life and men can enjoy his life

    1. CM says:

      Typical feminazi mindset, faar away from reality.

  37. siva says:

    then How to escape from this … better we have to transfer / sell all our property to someone b4 apply divorce or pls advise

    1. Yes, you can transfer it to someone if you want before divorce !

  38. UV says:

    Hi manish , i have 3 yr old kid and i have given my case to women cell, he has been disowned by his parents since 2012. i do not hav any prove of their bad behaviour . i left my job 4 yr back for family. but now i m worried about my son future . what r my right in this case, please educate me.

    1. Not sure on that !

  39. AC says:

    This is actually anti male law. Divorce not only happens because men are at fault. Both men and women can be a cause. It will be better to give compensation amounts to women after divorce. That too after thorough scrutiny whether she is a total dependent, has kids and all other things. Also if men are willing to remain together and women is not Willing to compromise anywhere though there r chances of smooth married life ahead, women should not be given 50% share. In such cases she is getting divorced for her own benefit or incapability. Men should not be held at fault. This can be used as a source of earning money by women. Women are nowhere away from crimes these days. Genuine mutual divorce cases should be considered while taking decision regarding division of all property. Tat too after proving all the conditions.

    1. Ranjana says:

      Yes it’s very true.It’s not always that women are right.these women are evils,devils they just want husband ‘s destruction and just want their property.I too agree it’s very anti male.

    2. Hi AC

      Thanks for your sharing your valuable comment on this topic. Please keep sharing your views in future also


    3. Pooja says:

      I’ll definitely agree with this half property should be given to wife, yes husband should give half property to his wife after divorce husband will do second marriage and live happily but wife will suffer with her life after divorce and the maintenance is too less which is given by husband and they are committing suicide because of lack of money and security, and husbands r happily living with second wife so by giving half property women live happily and men will also live happily

  40. SHYAM says:


    1. Thanks for your comment SHYAM

    2. Divya says:

      Why not definitely men should give his half property to his wife, see after divorce men will happily marry other girl and enjoy with his new wife and also the dowry brought by new wife but what about his first wife in old days the maintenance given by husband is very less by that amount the wife can’t get her regular needs and many women’s after divorce committing suicide because of lack of money and security, by giving husband half property wife will get financial support and security and men also live happily with his new wife

      1. Dpak says:

        Dear Ms. Divya,
        We are against the law being bias, making it mandatory for men for paid 50% property will only make worst. The culprit should suffer i’m not against that. But law should be made gender neutral.

      2. Raghav says:

        divya.. y u do say men will marry again.. i don’t know which part of city u r in.. i’ve seen women see this as opportunity and marry again.. they get a share here also without doing anything and marry again to get more share again.. open up ur eyes… its not the old days.. lot of males suffer silently… things going to change…

      3. karthik says:

        Madam not all men gets dowry ,please think about innocent men .I am applying for divorce right now.my wife staying with her parents for more than 4yrs with my baby.she didn’t return after delivery .i have not seen my baby yet .She is playing with my sentiments .i have stoped going to my in-laws house one year before my wife delivery .Now the situation she dont want to live with me .I have not got a single rupee as dowry .she dont have anything to show against me .She is having a play card (baby) and want to make me slave to her family. she want to separate me from my family .Till now no one from her side came to talk to me or my family.

  41. siva says:

    This is stupid Law. better we have to sell / settle all the assets b4 applying divorce

  42. Kuttan says:

    why in India allways laws are against men.Now there are lots of divorce happening in india by women’s fault.
    Now women are taking advantage of this family court laws..
    Time is exceeded to change some laws like this with major draw backs…

    1. Hi Kuttan

      Thanks for your sharing your valuable comment on this topic. Please keep sharing your views in future also


  43. raj says:

    a man will do hardwork for 20 years … eshtablish himself… earn money… and his wife is owner of his half property??? this is worse law !!!!! and illogical to me

    1. Thanks for your comment raj

  44. Happy says:

    Divorces & Remarriage is no longer a taboo in India. But, there are two things to worry about if this law is passed :

    1. If a divorced man remarries, and then dies, 50% share goes to ex-wife and 50% the current widow wife will demand. What will happen to the guy’s age old parents ?
    2. If a divorcee lady remarries, then she gets 50% of property from ex-husband, and share of property from current husband. This way, women will treat marriage as an easy business and win money without working.

    This law , if passed, will be a punishment for Senior Citizens, will turn Men into just money-making machines and turn Women into lazy wicked person. Either way, the sanctity of marriage in India will be lost….

    PS : I am a Woman 🙂

    1. Thanks for your comment Happy

    2. Divya says:

      My dear happy even I am a woman, i totally disagree with your comment cuz it is not a punishment to senior citizens (male parents) cus according to new law son’s should give maintenance to his parents in which all his parents needs will be fulfilled and coming to half property yes men should give it to his wife, by that women will live happily and men will also live happily with his new wife

      1. Raghav says:

        Y r u always saying men will remarry.. as though women won’t remarry… there are many wicked females.. with the sole intention of destroying the family.. mainly husbands..

    3. RUchi says:

      Men are too clever and heartless.. I got married with a guy who was liar with bunch of other liars in his family.. They lied about earning’s education family background and every big and small thing. Right after marriage they started demanding money from me as i was working … They wanted me to give them my whole salary and they will give me pocket money.. there was continuous mental physical verbal harassment since day one .. n when i refused they kicked my out from home when i was 3 months pregnant… Now when i delivered my baby and as he was son now they want my son n give me divorce. How can i ever even think to stay away from my child …??? And they dnt want to give even a penny for our lively hood as i am working … still he will harass me so he can take my son and do show off in his family however i know they dnt love him its just a charm coz he is boy…… We spent 10 Lakhs for marriage and they spent nothing al the jewels they made as soon as i reached home was taken back saying they need to keep them safe.. No property is kept on my husbands name as they have planned for divorce. No child maintenance or my expenses as he is not working… Its easy to blame female but now one can ever imagine the pain a female goes through in every broken marriage..

    4. bhombol says:

      Good to know you are a woman.
      Also please note the company where I work as an engineer , 70% of the managers are female . Almost all the HR and admin people are female . Among the engineers 30% are female . In that case why the talk is always one sided . Men earn and women enjoy . Today it is no longer the case . In fact it may be even reversed as our society becomes more and more feminised . Why does not the laws take this into account . As a man am I entitled to get 50% my father in laws property which my wife inherits . plus 50% of the property which she creates . If not is that any equality .

  45. pragati says:

    i think it is absolutely appropriate law for women.For so many years women have been tortured and suppressed…we also have a right to live life happily…..for all mammas boys b with ur parents only,seva karo and do not marry….let girls live happy…..

    1. Thanks for your comment pragati

    2. a ray says:

      Well women r taking advantage of India’s divorce laws filled with loopholes… If this kind of law persists they will find marrying n divorcing a comfortable business without having to work….. Obviously this benefits both the girl and her lazy family…. And moreover girls can’t endure their husbands serving parents,…. They think wife is all-in-all,….I request supreme court to reject this law….otherwise it will make scoundrels in the form of wives

    3. AAditya says:

      What a blind law.
      There are lots of women who gives trouble to husband’s family by fake threatening .What about If female will misuse of this law.One side we say the female is equal to men and other side they wants protection too.Law should be distributed equally.
      If wife wants maintenance then she should be dismissed from her family legally. Today most of girls knows how to misuse the law.If the female is uneducated then she should be allowed for maintenance if educated then she could do job and live a life easily.
      Please stop this nonsense.

      1. S R RAJKUMAR says:

        Yes, I agree fully. There are cases where a lot of women (wither educated housewives or working or undeducated) mistreat, torture husband and husbands family itself by threatening or by giving typical messages for no or silly reasons. Going to her brothers or parents house and telling lies that husband or her in laws have driven her away, despite such a thing never having occurred at all. Such women don’t deserve any maintenance money and alimony too. The laws has to equally justified to both the genders. Unfortunately off late appeasement is being done , which is not appreciable.



    1. Thanks for your comment RAMANATHA PRABHU N



  48. vijay says:

    This is absolutely ridiculous, bull shit Indian Politicians. How this law will approve? Do they take public comments for a certain period before they make it to final.

    1. Hi vijay

      Thanks for your sharing your valuable comment on this topic. Please keep sharing your views in future also


  49. altaf says:

    Great Article!!!

    I just visit this page just to read the comments, so interesting!!!! Nice to see Manish Chauhan replying to posts.

    Anyway, I just have this one question boggling around my head. I hope this page could clarify it.

    I am living in relation with my partner for 1.5 years by now. Things are souring between us. I actually need to get out of it.

    My question is, if she claims something legally as of now, will I be legally bounded as husband for living with her? Should I provide the maintenace for her? Pls enlighten me.

    P.S – we do not have kids and we both are majors and we are in a relationship for 1 year 5 months.

    1. Hi altaf

      I am not sure on that. As per rules of supreme court, I think it has to be minimum of 5 yrs (not 100% sure) . SO better talk to a lawyer on this 🙂

      1. Gaurav says:

        Hi Manish, I loved reading your comments here.

        If this law passes, will it be also be applicable to marriages which were done before the law is passed or will it be applicable to only those marriages which happen after the law is passed?

        1. It will be applicable to all the marriages if passed

  50. Patter says:

    Has this law been passed by the parliament?

      1. altaf says:

        great relief….

      2. harman says:

        Manish Chauhan sir,
        Has this law been passed by the parliament?

  51. MANOJ says:


    1. UV says:

      and they do not want men vote bank???……

  52. Austin says:

    Hi all listen care fully what was happen in my married life.

    I married 7 years before. After marriage i personally too more care about my wife and her minuses also i accepted. After 1 year of my marriage, my wife started slowing fighting with my parents unknowingly, so i took her out, and we started living together on our own. After 4 months i lost my job, her parents took her away from me almost 15 months. I requested her parents to send her back but they rejected.

    After all they accepted {after 15 months} t0 sent her to me. I again started gaing t love and caring of her very closely {not putting anything on mind}. For almost after one year my wife is became pregnant, i rejected to send her to her home, again they started fighting with me, again they sent her after 2 years {as i keep on requesting her parents}. After 6 months, she started pointing me that i have affairs with other women {she knows i have no one}, to restrict me only they did all those things. I took it cool, because bad ideas are given by her parents. She was done it on more and more {i am a family guy}. Finally, i started against to her, because of that they (her parents) took her again 5 months with my son {as my son was one and half year old boy}. Again all parents came and settled it. After she comes back, she is with me 2 months, again i lost my job, one day suddenly she asked me suddenly to go her home back not want to stay with me, i rejected it and convince her including her parents to stay. One the same day she went to her home with my son {she said she is going to come back in one week }. Now it was One year 10 months, i don’t have any response from them. Even i started communicating them again & again. Even i went to her home to ask them to send, they treated me like a beggar the whole day, i stayed the whole day to talk with they on outside without food and water, but they rejected again. Now they blocked all the doors of communication. Email id’s, phone numbers, skype id’s, face book, what’s app and all the doors. Now i am unable to see my son. Even now i am unable to find them, as a rental ones they shifted her house. Now i don’t know their address also. Where i have to find them.
    Now what to do…., In which laws i can file against them… everyone all saying all the laws belongs to women, how about men, struggling lime me. In mostly all the websites and laws are belongs to women side. How about men….. Discuss this topic now…. and give me suggestions to move a head.

    1. Have you talked to any lawyer on this ?

      1. AUSTIN says:

        We had a parent meeting done in last month, with both sides of our parents including lawyers. Now what they were saying is they want money and assets (we have to give) otherwise they were going to put cases against all of our family members. What the shit it is? Who are those writing the indian laws?

        1. Hi Austin

          Yea I can understand that you are frustrated on this point. Laws are indeed tilted towards women and some of them take wrong benefit of it !

          1. S R RAJKUMAR says:

            Such laws are never appreciable. Foolish appeasement practices not should be stopped once and for all. Laws should be balanced for both genders in case of cruelty. However depending on the situations too. But definitely balanced justice. If me are wrong then them and if women are wrong then them too. No exceptions for anybody.

  53. Rohit says:

    India is nothing but full of foolish people who made these laws. India has a habit of amending laws after long period of time even indian judiciary knows that the current law is not near to justice. For example, Hindu succession act.

    1. Thanks for sharing your view on this topic !

  54. k.b.n.srujan says:

    hi brother,
    the final aim of politicians is power.they will do anything for it.I am sick of our laws & politicians.the lessons we learn from ww1 and ww2 is that when government take the freedom of people. they will make revolution against government.its time to start revolution against injustice & gender bias laws.
    we should leave this country and move to peaceful countries.

  55. Shiv says:

    We are living in anti-men society. So much double standard. Everyone seems to be care only about women and child. Not even single NGO for men welfare though even animals have many. Do men have any rights too ? We all know and seeing gross misuse of all pro-women law .. and here comes one more. Oh dear man, you are protector and provider of family, you save, invest , earn but you don’t have any rights.

    1. Thanks for sharing your views Shiv


  56. Vinay Raina says:

    Is there any judgement regarding that wife is entitled for 50% share in husbands property as well as husbands parental property ?

    1. This has not yet become a LAW

  57. Dharmesh Kuamr says:

    Hi All,

    I am facing a problem with my married life, I got married before 1 year and now my wife is not staying with me from 6 month, from first she was telling she need divorce and all. she fought with me so much and she is not giving me divorce also.

    She made me stuck in between where I cant give divorce and she is not giving me divorce I need you ppl advice if I file the divorce it will be peace fully I will get
    the divorce bcoz she is not staying with me from 6 month. or some period where I can wait for it.. I have mobile chat that what and all she spoke badly with me… and now she is telling that still she is thinking to give me divorce or not.

    please guys help me to come out…

    1. Did you talk to a divorce lawyer on this ?

  58. tanvi says:

    In my opinion, this is a very fair law passed as wife after marriage , devotes all her time , energy for her family without expecting anything in return.In return of this sometimes she gets torture from husbands family.Though the emotional trauma she has gone through she may be never able to forget, the monetary help that she gets through this law , can bring atleast finantial peace in her life .

    1. THanks for sharing your views

  59. MK Kumar says:

    Hi Manish,

    My wife has filed a 498a and DVC on me and she is aiming at my money and my property.
    At present I do not have a property. If I get a property, she will ask a share in that. If it is any other investment, there is a chance that she will not get that as no one can take my money without my permission.
    So, in this case, I ask you for a suggestion as to where should I invest my money. I am talking about 15 Lakhs to 20 lakhs amount here.

    Let me know if you did not understand my question.

    1. I got your question

      Right now the only option for you is to invest money in someone else name and not yours . Because if its on your name, then its yours and whatever is yours might have to be divided with wife.


      1. MK Kumar says:

        Hi Manish,

        Thanks for the reply. Will do that.

  60. Jayanarayan Kongasser says:

    Will anybody cite a Court Judgement on equal division of property after a marital ddivorce.

    1. This is still not an ACT ! , it has to get passed !

      1. Anjan says:

        This bill better not pass or else men will have even more reasons to not marry, as if there already aren’t enough reasons.

  61. Anonymous says:

    Any update, if this bill has been signed into an act and implemented?

  62. pary says:

    Hi Manish,

    Need your help. My marriage(less than 6 months in marriage) is on the verge of breaking because of my wife’s extra marital affairs. I have query on this law.

    1. If property is on the name of me & my parents, still i have to share 50%.
    2. If property is on the name of only my parents, still i have to share 50%.
    3. If I transfer property to my sister which is in my name then i don’t think i have to share any thing right?


    1. pary says:

      One more thing i forgot to mention if wife is at fault still she gets share? I have proof to prove my case.

    2. Its not yet a LAW , Its just in discussion , so the seperation will happen as per court decision (obviously if your wife asks for it) .

      1. ramya says:

        This is a pure gender biased bill which is going to take its form as a law soon. First the M.P’s who are keen in passing this bill in parliament must first look at themselves. 50% reservations have to be given to females in parliament.50% reservations have to be given to females in Cabinet Ministry,50% reservations have to be given in all the jobs irrespective of whether it is private or public sector.50% reservations have to be given in all the educational institutions.RBI Governor post which is the key in financial reforms has to be given to a female. All th e parliament members have to set as an example first before passing this bill by writing 50% of their assets to their respective Daughter-in-laws.I think if this situation continues these politicians in parliament will pass a bill which gives 50 % reservations for females in Men’s indian cricket team….One must boycott the elections this time..and teach them a lesson…

        1. Thanks for sharing your views on this topic Ramya !

    3. Anonymous says:

      Have you found answer for the above 3 qns.. those are very interesting and valid.

  63. indusvalley says:

    Question for all here .

    How many people would like to form a mens organization to defend the Indian men against such biased laws ?

  64. indusvalley says:

    Men will have no way for divorce but only murder to save the property .

  65. indusvalley says:

    I think new generation men will hate this law . And wait for a decent but pewerful revenge against the law makers .

  66. indusvalley says:

    God knows how many husbands will kill their wife instead of divorce ?

    Sure there will be murder rate increase then divorce rate .

    And India will be left with no women .

    We may have to attack Pakistan and China to get a spouse .

    1. I think its too extreme conclusion 🙂

      1. Anjan says:

        Trust me, nothing is extreme when you are faced with giving away 50% of your ancestral property and all other assets to a woman whom you hate and are looking to get a divorce from. Imagine yourself being in that situation and you would know that it can literally turn a man’s life upside down.

      2. k.b.n.srujan says:

        i support u brother.when law fails to give justice.we will take law in our hands.
        women those who are good we are good.those who are bad we are worrest than all in the world.


    This is a very good move in support of women who are deprived and getting cheated and harassed physically and mentally by their husbands..there are no loop holes in this as no men is interested to loose property of 50% by getting divorced.so he himself is now in a state of settling the disputes at home rather than stepping up the court of law.this law will axe the thinking of men who wanna black mail his wife for divorce for more dowry or a desire to welcome new women in his life.in these days after divorce there is no possibility of a women to get marry again but for a men he always get a chance to marry with a new girl again..what justice a women is getting after divorce.money doesn’t fulfill all their deeds and wishes of a divorced women.this move is a righteous move which pave way to less divorces in india and totally gv a secure life to women..no men is fool to marry a women who plans to steal his property under the name of divorce..only 99% of men are giving divorce to women for their selfishness and cruced mentality..

    1. indusvalley says:

      Dowry period is gone . Now the educated men are suffering from reverse dowry .
      Just think +ve & -ve things of indian education .

    2. k.b.n.srujan says:

      for every action their is equal and opposite reaction.when we invent gun for protection.bad people also using for they use.if this bill passes. deaths will increase.like suicides or murders.

  68. Chaitanya says:

    Just an update – Rajyasabha passed the bill this week. It now needs to be passed by LokSabha to become a law

    1. Yes, I am aware about it . Let it become a law and I will do another post !

  69. Manu Partap says:

    This totally unfair it will increase the divorce cases in Indian already lot of women are misusing of dowry act for just to improve his finical condition also if they had married in pressure just spending 3 or 4 years’s with his husband on just small thing they file dowry act against family till time case will run in court she will get time enjoy his life with new men without the thing about the society
    Also if in the case of she having child the start using play school for child for half day after that for rest of time child will in creche and in evening she will come after spending his day with new men will so love to his child and take dinner go to sleep in this all law’s no one is thing about small child’s .In our Law we need changes on urgent basis my self strongly not in favore of this bill

    1. Thanks for sharing your views on this topic !

      1. ganesh says:

        Hi Manish,
        It was a very interesting and hot topic shared by each member. First of all one should not forget that we are staying in India where ethos and culture differs from west. Basically all Indians are conservative barring few. Most of us follows basic tradition where still we have due considerations for our mother, sister and other family relation. Our social structure is such majority of young married do not disclose their dispute in open rather they try to solve within the family. Lot of women empowerment has been provided by law but what about implementation part ? In India generally we are in habit of abusing power rather than taking in good sense. If this law get implemented we will see the result. The family structure will get ruined and this will lead to destruction. I have seen this plight and I know what a education mean to a young girl. A husband can digest a salary of 12 Lakh/annual but what about a girl who earn Rs 2-3 lakh/annual. We in India run the relation with patient and not by counting other mistakes.

    2. KRISHNA KISHORE says:

      then how many mothers you hv mr?as per you all women are greedy and use these laws for money isnt it?

  70. heman says:

    I was a big big fool , age 28 still virgin and also no bad habits . I was a foooooool double fooooooooooooooooooooooooooool.
    My friends and colleagues to told to enjoy with women . Because in India there is no life for men after marriage , my family are planing my marriage . huh huhhuh want to cry loud . This country is 200% different from 1947.
    We are still ruled by British laws …………………..
    That to improved East India lawsssssssssssss…………………
    Want to cry cry……………….
    Men Indian women are male abusers ………………………
    I Curse politicians …………………….
    the judges…………………..
    law makers……………………..
    I wont vote next time it is a big waste ………………………

    1. Thanks for sharing your story !

  71. Amit says:

    Please consider this one comment delete previous two

    Hi Manish,
    please publish this article in many leading newspapers and in online papers ,make it breaking news .I think after reading this most men will think millions time before marrying ,so better finish this marriage system and make this illegal,who made this ? God ..huh!! if we are not following god other rules than why this ?LOL .Gone are the days when marriage was commitment ,now it is like time pass before marriage with someone else and after with one and if u dnt like break it .No marriage will give more independency to guys and gals which they complain after marriage that they have no independency after marriage than why you should go for it ,Better to remain single and enjoy the life .that’s all

    1. Thanks for your views

  72. anuradha says:

    Firstly, not all men or women will get into adultry. Either of the spouses get into adultry when either the husband is not giving a good enough amount of time or inadequately respond to wife’s emotions….and the husband gets into adultry when he finds the other woman more potential, good looking and so on. When it comes to females or atleast me I prioritize emotions and love from the husband over the materialistic things. When its not given then whats wrong in claiming for the property. If you see the Indian tradition not all females will opt for second marriage or even the family might not support coz of the hardships they have already underwent from the first marriage. But when a wife dies leaving back a child then people around him force him to remarry. Also when spoken about elderly, all newly wed bride goes with big dreams thinking to find her parents in her in laws. She is disappointed most of the times with even her husband not supporting her. How many instances are there when a man incurs loss in business wife stands up for him and supports him….I can hardly read instances where a male has stood up for a wife’s losses. And what about the men who says that they do not want the visitation rights and even the relationship with his own child for the reason that the child is a girl…….Dont you think that this law will bring them back to track and not stay aloof with the kids responsibility. Always the females cant be blamed that they are greedy…..u cant repay for the emotions, her care and for every service she has provided you without any intentions. You can see a queue of ladies standing in the temple not praying for the property but for the well being of the husband. This law should definetly teach man a good lesson who doesnt know how to treat his wife or his kids

    1. Thanks for your views on this topic !

      1. Austin says:

        Madam in your words all all about women, how about men. In your topic place men , where ever women are there and give me the reply TO women dreams and etc etc… men are also having dreams about his wife…. talk about this also…. if not don’t ever give any answer / comment any where.

    2. KRISHNA KISHORE says:

      i agree 100% with you madam..hats off to women in he form of wife,sisters,mother..

  73. failed law says:

    My simple question to all group of ministers who are busy making this law is, that they have lot of money earned in their bank accounts etc. Most of them have sons, what if they married their son and within few days, their marraige fails and their bahu will walk away with 50% of their sons property, will they tolerate it. If rahul baba marries and has a fail marraige,will he give 50% of race course road house to his ex wife. This is most stupid law ever heard, will complete break the concept of marraige. Those who are happy with this law are greedy women who have broken their marraiges and now are encouraging women to get divorce and walk away with 50% property. All efforts to reconcile between husband and wife will have no meaning when such money matters come in between.

    1. Thanks for sharing your views on this topic

  74. no marragie then says:

    I think the solution is that men should not marry first, other solution is to kick out such govt who bring such stupid laws. Our politicians are fit to be thrown in arabian sea. They are ruining social fabric of marraige by bringing such clauses. Divorce rate will be higher now. Rich persons like rahul , vadra will have no problem with this law, as if they have problem in married life, they will give 50% and walk free from marraige but what about poor , middle class men, will congress men help them to pay 50% of their property money to ex wife. People should not vote for such party which brings such laws.

    1. Thanks for sharing your views on this topic

  75. Pallavi says:

    Hi Manish
    I wish to ask for a friend who is caught in a bad marriage. for the past five years, his wife did not honor their marriage,neglected him and household duties on one pretext or another. last year they roped in a lawyer who said a year of separation would help them surmise and then they may take their call. luckily or unluckily there were no kids involved. after about eight months of separation, the girl’s family pressurized him into taking her back or face the consequences.since he did not want his parents to suffer,he gave in to it. the girls family accused him that he was behind her leaving him on and off but they did not see that if the relationship hasn’t clicked in the last five years, how would it come on track now. to add to the woes now the wife has conceived for she felt that she can set everything right and so must restore bed-room life too much against her husband’s wishes. he had drifted from her and felt that they could amicably separate and lead different lives. now the burning issue has left him seething and silenced him out of his wits. noteworthy here is that she calmly would say that if u want a D then let me know. i know he is caught beyond control….but is there any hope still??? your response would be awaited and appreciated. he doesn’t have a property on his name but would inherit one from his father which is not ancestral but acquired by his father in his lifetime on his own.

    1. I think he should just seperate. Its tough to come back on track once you are off the track . It never gets the same. Better to not destroy the one life you get . Better live happily seperately !

      1. Pallavi says:

        Thank you Manish! I too think this is the best thing to do. Thanks for your response.

      2. harsha mehta says:

        hello sir, my name is harsha mehta.I am 38 years old lady.I got divorced in 2010 on mutual basis.though it was mutual it was against my will.i was threatened by my husband in matters relating to finance,house etc.Now the fact is that he has came back in 2012 and till date he is with me.the house we r living in is on loan and he is not paying the installments as he has lost his job because of him only.Now the problem is that as mentioned in the divorce drecee he will transfer his 50% share of flat in my name has not done and he is harrasing me that i should leave the house with daughter or pay the loan installments from my savings.what i should do.he is very eggoistic,arrogant,self centered ,hiper(very short temtered )man.Please please sujjest what should i do.

        1. Better follow what is there in the divorce drecee .. Get a lawyer again !

  76. Pallavi says:

    This is saddening…innocent men have everything on stake…right from their property to their peace of mind and piece of happiness. Completely agree with one of the comments that if a wife cant share her life with her husband then how can she claim right over her husband’s property!!!

    1. KRISHNA KISHORE says:

      i feel pity on women like this who again proves that a woman is the first enemy to other women..

  77. C.Satyamurthy says:

    Once again vote bank politics of our all party netajis. husbands earn money through hardworking, if salaried saving considerabale amount for future of the children. in this process the wife and children as well as husband may forefeit some luxaries and be stingy. if wife and children take advantyage of this to be passed law lot of violence will be seen in entirte families of india. please work out any other amica le settlement before taking a hasty decision.

  78. Manoj says:

    Dear all,
    I’m about to get separated but do not any residential property but my father has got his self earned property. will wife gets husband parents property on divorce? pls clarify?if so how to prevent my fathers hard earned property?pls guide me.

    1. J K Agrawal says:

      Since your father’s property is self-earned property, you have nothing to worry as long as your father is alive. Your wife cannot claim any share out of it because your father can always say that he does not intend to give it to you. Even if you are a single child of your father, he can always say that he intends to give his property in charity or to anybody else because it is his self-acquired property. But if your father passes away without leaving a will, your wife will get 50% of your share in it.

      Had the property been inherited by your father from his ancestors, your wife would have got 50% of your share in the property even during the lifetime of your father because it would then have been property ‘inheritable’ by you.

      However, WCD ministry (Ministry for Welfare of Children & Women) has demanded that inheritable property should not come under this law. They have also demanded that the property acquired by the husband before marriage should also be excluded from this law. Except WCD, no other minister or ministry have suggested any change in the bill. The matter is with a GOM (Group of Ministers). They will take the final decision.

    2. No , she cant get that !

  79. J K Agrawal says:

    When women do not bring/get any share in their father’s property at marriage or later on, and when giving/receiving any gift in cash or kind at the time of marriage (infamously known as Dowry) has been made illegal, what right does a women have on not only her husband’s property but also on her father-in-law’s property which her husband might have inherited. All women, specially non-working, get free housing, free food, free clothing, free cosmetics, free jewellery, free medical facilities, free travel and all other amenities of life like car, AC, TV etc. completely free in their husband’s house, they have no right in her husband’s property. An Indian women relinquishes her share in her father’s property in favour of her brother with great pride and with great generosity at her father’s death even before the pyre of her father has cooled down. Why can’t she show the same generosity towards her husbands at divorce? Women write in their matrimonial bio-data with great pride – “dowry-seekers do not respond” or “those intending to ask for estimate of marriage keep away”. In these days of rising prices they do not want to share even a single paisa in the expenditure of living. They want to enter their husband’s house empty-handed with great honour. Why can’t they also leave their husband’s house empty-handed with the same honour if divorce happens?

    A husband’s property given to a wife at the time of divorce cannot be taken back if she marries again.

    The present system of giving monthly maintenance decided by courts taking into account all relevant factors like social status of the couple, length of marriage, the wife’s liabilities after divorce, whether she takes any child with her at divorce, whether she is earning etc. etc. is more than satisfactory for the welfare of a divorced women. Their is no need for any change in the present system.

    1. Thanks for your views !

    2. RKG says:

      MrJK Agarwal,

      I completely agree with you. Some add ons :-

      Why Law dont force every father to give 50% share to all daughters ?
      Why only Husband is forced?
      In the name of women empowerment, Why only husband is blamed.
      All those daughters family should be put behind bars for not empowering their daughters. But just after marriage situation is reversed. And only husband is blamed.

      One thing is for sure that, if this foolish law of 50% will get approval ,Marriages will stop, and all women empowerment in the name of exploiting husbands will stop. There will be no point in doing marriage.

  80. MADHU says:

    This law will be a helping hand to for a working wome who struggles day and night by managing home and office; when it comes to buyinga property, men always buy on their names. When tehre is divorce, women are left with nothing. They give all the hard earned money to husband and husband makes properties oon his name. Also men purchse properties on their parents name so that the wife will never get a chance. I am in such a situation where my husband purchased all the property on his parents name by using my salary. He does not even have bank balance. He transferred all the money to his parenst accounts. Now he is saying that you can approach whichever court you want. When I dont have any property on my name I need not worry at all.
    Can anybody help me in this situation? This law will also not help me now. I have two kids to take care of. I am totally depressed now. He never allowed me to transfer the money online. He always asked me to witdraw cash and give. I didn’t understand it then. But now I understood that, he didn’t want a proof that I gave him the money. NOw he says that, what prrof do you have that you gave me money.

    1. YEs, actually you do not have any proof on this . All you can do is approach the lawyer and court and see what can be done !

    2. Thanks for sharing your case here . I would like to say that you need to meet a lawyer here , you cant do much .

    3. J K Agrawal says:

      Dear Madhu,

      First of all, you have written about an issue which has no relevance to the topic which we are discussing presently.

      Second, your case is totally different from the normal practice which is being followed by Indian men today. I have observed that most married Indian men today are buying property in their wife’s name and not in their own name although they buy it completely from their own earnings and their wives are non-working having no income of their own. I have seen this in various circles e.g. my own relatives, my friends, my colleagues, my neighbours and my other acquaintances. There are several reasons for this. Stamp duty is lower if a property is registered in a woman’s name. I have seen articles on newspapers on the advantages of buying property in women’s names. Those men who have joint families or have brothers/sisters, almost always buy property in their wife’s name. They are afraid that when the joint family is partitioned, the property in their name may also be combined with the family property and divided in among other family members. In my own case, I bought my house in my name because I had taken loan for the house and as per the rules it was not possible that I buy the house in anybody else’s name. This was the first and foremost condition of the loan. Whole life my wife has been complaining about this, citing several examples in which our male relatives and friends have bought property in their wife’s name instead of in their own name unlike me.

      A man buying property in his parent’s name is unheard of. I am hearing this for the first time from you.

      From what you have written, it is very clear that your husband was never interested in living with you; he did not care if divorce took place and he has planned for it from the very beginning. It is strange that you did not have any idea of this. You should have understood that something is fishy when he asked you to pay cash and not by cheque/net transfer.

      However, everything is still not lost. You can still prove that you gave him money. After taking cash from you, he must have deposited it in his own account or his father’s/mother’s account either on the same day or after a few days. You can ask the authorities to check your account and his account simultaneously. If several entries are found in which cash has been withdrawn from your account on a day and the same or similar amount of cash has been deposited in his account within a few days, it is a conclusive proof that he has taken the money from you. Further, you can also highlight the fact that the total value of all the moveable and immoveable properties and financial assets held by your husband and your in-laws is much higher than their known sources of income. A chartered accountant may be able to help you more on this. They are expert in finding out how and where people invest/hide their unaccounted money. In any case, I feel sad for you.

      1. KRISHNA KISHORE says:

        no the scenario is changed mr jk agarwal…now every men are well prepared to face all the consequences of getting divorced before marriage and taking necessary steps to avoid the incurring loss due to these type of laws..and some hv ideas of getting re married after few years after marrg without any reason just for the sake of easy money and new living relationships.they will pre plan and create problems and talk about proofs as if now sister madhu is facing..her instance is a very good ex that these days divorces are based on accountability and financial dealings apart from some mens cruced mentality of having a 2nd marrg.dont spare these fellows who tries to exploit women under the name of marrg.

  81. Reddy says:

    Forgive my ignorance.
    A) Can a wife claim share in things that are not property(read as real etsate like land and home etc) like Gold, Expensive cars, shares, collectables, partnerships in corporations and the like.
    B) Can an ex wife claim a share in the property or assets “acquired after the divorce”.
    Let us say they are divorced in 2011 and the poor husband who has nothing in 2011 wins a lottery in 2013. Can a wife make a claim on his assets he earns after 2011?

  82. Equal says:

    Hii . Can anyone upload the bill in its original form or send a link , i went through one and it said nothing about this division of matrimonial assets . Can some one guide me . Also is the property of husband alone is considered or his parents property is also usurped .

    1. Its not a BILL yet, its just a draft .

  83. VVSS says:

    Women today laud the new laws of the 50% ‘property bonanza’ as it seems the easiest way to acquire real estate. As said by many here, the Law does not take into consideration what will happen to the husband’s parents in the event of this 50% split. Why should the elderly suffer ? Many elders could never purchase property on their own as a chunk of their earnings went on educating the children. Eventually, when the successful son bought a flat and asked his parents to move in, it indeed brought them a lot of joy. Then come this ‘shrew’ (the daughter in law) who takes advantage of the Law and on flimsy reasons files for a divorce and gets the 50% share of the property. To make things worse, the Law is even considering 50% of the inherited property to go to the ‘shrew’. The husband’s father may have put in a lot to acquire that property and then comes this ‘woman with ulterior motives’ and takes it away !!

    Those women here who have taken part in this discussion ……. have you even given a thought as to how you would feel if one day your devious daughter-in-law claims the 50% due to her (from the hard earned money your son bought a flat with) and you may be an ailing widow at that time and you will be watching your son running helter skelter in pursuit of your welfare and health. And if you have a daughter, encourage to become financially independent and in the event of a ‘incompatible’ marriage tell her to walk out and stand on her own two feet rather than ripping off some man she did not like.

    Men …… do understand that not all women are greedy and have devious intentions. You may get lucky to get a partner who adores you, but do play a similar role as a husband. Bad luck may get you a woman who is smart enough to ‘grab’ you for your wealth and then make life hell for you once married and all that you can think of is a divorce. It would be advisable to get married to a girl who is possibly earning as well as you are and when it comes to buying property after marriage, insist that she pitches in 50% of the cost of the property. If she does not agree, it would be better off for you to stay in a rented apartment and get her to share the rent. I can only hope the Law reconsiders its move on including inherited property. I wonder if some experienced male lawyers who also believe in Men’s Rights challenge this move.

    Last but not least …. if you think you can do without kids, then it would be best to avoid getting married itself. There are women too who think similarly and you could have an ‘on-off’ relationship with such.

    One female respondent above said – “It would be wonderful if many Indian men refused to get married. Then Indian women would not make marriage the only priority in their lives. They would pursue education, financial independance and think of a meaningful life.” …… Madam, nobody is stopping you from pursuing education, etc, etc ….. you are much better off today than what your mother had to go through. There are plenty of avenues open for you to come in par with men in the office environment. Further, nobody is forcing you to make marriage the ‘only priority in your life’ !!!! It’s your call … if you don’t want to get married then stay single !!!

    I only hope Prenuptial Agreements become approved by the Law in some time and that can bring some relief to men.

    So …. gentlemen ….. tread softly ‘cos Marriage is nothing but thin ice !!!!!

    1. Thanks for your views 🙂

  84. Equal says:

    this is absolutely rubbish , makes no sense and i am sure will not help any genuine woman at all . this will only help shrewd and greedy women alone

    1. Thanks for sharing your views

  85. nikki says:

    why are you guys getting so scared of laws for women? only if your sister or your mother has to go through the emotional/physical abuse then only you will know? there are many women who is compromising and living lives because of the financial dependancy, this law may effect very few men who are innocent ,but definitely help somany women who is going through pain.

    1. RKG says:

      Hi Nikki,

      Its not about being scared, rather a kind of frustration because of Unfair and biased laws in India, DO you know those women who are real victims are not getting advantage of these laws. Rather Educated women are exploiting these laws. YOu take my case, I work hard, and give everthing to my wife and childern.
      I have maid, baby sitter, and driver, and all materialistic amenties at my home.
      But neither my wife respect me nor she respect my family, rather she is completely quarrelsome just because her family has become newly rich.

      I think 95% of educated women has satrted refraining from their household duties due to these laws, this is because of :-




      this is not fair, risghts and responsibilities must be equal for all and go togethr.

      What do u think of a wife who completely ignores or stops doing household responsibilites?? what should be the pnishment in Indian Law for such wife?

    2. KRISHNA KISHORE says:

      you r right madam..there is no point of manipulating this law against men..the one who doest believe in relationship,love,and coward and always think how to exploit her spouse will certainly raise their voices against this law..what ever you said here is 200% right.n i really admire your way of expression where no one can gv a genorous reply for that,rather than simply copying and pasting their comments in the form of hi-fi words or so called slogans from net..

    3. rationalist says:

      Let me tell u what if ur brother married a women in an arranged marriage some years he divorces her because she is abusive and takes away 50%of ur brother’s property will u still support this law

  86. sudha says:

    always husbands think their parents, their brothers, their sisters. when a girl comes in the family they expect lot from her. when a conflict comes between parents and wife, they stood only to their parents side no matter how many years of marriage life.
    the wife has to keep quiet all the time bearing the people which she dont like with no choice. do u know how hard it will be if u wanted 2 know try with staying with ur inlaws 4 a month then u will certainly came 2 know how it will be.

    I am married since 17 years, not even single day passby I think of leaving my husband. when he asks me 2 leave the home whenever we argue it is pinching me bec I am dependent on him and he knowns very well that I cant survive without him. now he started threating me u dont have rights on our son. he sticks to his mom but my son cant do. what kind of laws is this? I am a housewife how could i release myself 40m him. atleast I want 2 die peacefully far away 40m this place. is anything wrong in asking share in property 17 years is long enough 2 suffer.

    1. Thanks for sharing your paid with all of us and your views on this topic

    2. Anjan says:

      If you are so dependant on him, then get out there and get a job so that you can be independent. There are jobs for unskilled people too. Nobody has a guaranteed right to a living as you seem to think. We all have to earn our bread and butter or else we become what society calls as “leechers” or “freeloaders” and nobody likes such people.

  87. mahesh says:

    my dad divorce his first wife before 15 year and settlement with 60000rs.

    now she again send court notice for she wanted 50% share my dad own flat.

    now what we do?

    can my dad transfer his flat my mother or anyone?

    1. Once the divorce has happened legally, then she cant claim anything .. the relationship is over .

  88. jatin says:

    I would like to say that all money earned hardly by a man, his father/grandfather; 50% of the said amount will go to wife irrespective of no fault of man.

    This kind of law would only encourage the manipulations from wife with no fault from side of man. Also in some cases this can be misuse by wife.

    Thus before making any amendment in law this factors needs to be taken into the consideration and must decide on case to case basis.

    1. Thanks for sharing your views on this topic Jatin !

  89. Vikas Agrawal says:

    When it comes to corporate finance, debt holders get priority on cash flows as well as assets of the company, compared to equity holders.

    If I try to apply the same concept in my life, feel that I owe a lot to my parents, young siblings, needy friends, financially week surroundings and many others. When saying OWE, I does not mean only financials, but again I cannot ignore finance completely. I can also consider these responsibilities as “DEBT” in life.

    I also believe that spouse is a true companion in journey of life and a common equity shareholder in all our success/failure. If I apply the same concept cited in the first paragraph, she should be last one to claim anything in case of divorce (sometimes even otherwise) and all residual should belong to her in case available.

    But how to manage these fact-finance-fictions in one go? Thinking as a layman I find it tough to answer but thinking as a financial planner I should say that proper and early Estate Planning can help one.

      1. Vikas Agrawal says:

        Hi Manish,

        You have been helping people in understanding and buying various risk management products; esp term insurance and others. In case of any unfortunate incident, survivors of these policy holders may end up receiving huge money as well as new money management and estate planning issues @hand. If you can share your views on such real time estate planning issues, it can be a good input for all…!!!

        1. There are many instances where a person just stopped paying the premium and he died and as the policy was in lapsed state, family didnt get anything

  90. Suhasini says:

    What if the flat which was in name of the husband got changed after matter was in court and what if your husband shows that he doesnt has any property and whatever he has is of his parents.

    1. You need to prove that he had done all this just to escape !

    2. srnivasan says:

      Why should a husband share his property with a wife who is not interested to share her life with him. Just to own a Rs.40 lakhs flat, men become indebted for life by taking a loan and work as slaves in private companies day and night sacrificing many things and spending sleepless nights. If a wife doesn’t want her husband, then why does she need his property alone. If it is a women right to share her body and mind with a person whom she likes, it is a man’s right to share his hard earned property with a person whom he likes.

      1. msk says:

        Dont worry this provision is not there in current amendment

        1. Equal says:

          can u upload a link

  91. Nadeem says:

    does this law apply to Muslim’s too?

    1. Not that its yet to become a law. Yes it should be applicable to Mulsims too !

      1. Yasir says:

        No, these laws are as per Indian Marriage Act and it has nothing to do with Muslim Marriage Laws which are a set of separate marriage Laws govern by personal law board. But, yes one thing is for sure…if your wife goes to court for divorce and not as per Muslim marriage law, then you will have to face Indian Marriage Law.

        1. Thanks for clarifications Yasir . I thought it will be true for all indians . So are you saying that a muslim lady can take divorce under Indian Marriage Act and use this ?

  92. priyanka says:

    i agree with the law is of giving 50% property share to the women who is illetrate want to settle thier children she need money to live her life , kalpana chawala is educated women . but women who marry according to thier parent wish suffer so many things in her marital life has right to live not to be tortured . why men dnt agree with this statement bcoz they know how to torture the women on financial terms .fake men

    1. Thanks for sharing your views Priyanka

    2. RKG says:

      So you mean,
      Girl Parent made mistake by marrying them against their wish.
      But husbands must be punished for girls parents mistake ?
      IS this a fair way ? if husband takes care of child? will wife give 50% from their fathers property ? [However I am not in favor of that , just giving argument]
      Reality of life is …normally if women is not from a very rich family and belongs to average family, women adjust with their husband and husbands family.
      Ego only comes in girls when they are either equivalent or richer than husbands family in which case Laws give ladies power to exploit husbands ?
      Do u think its fair ?

      1. sonu says:

        i Agree with RKG…..
        & these day no parent marry girl against girls choice…
        Theses day parent girl full liberty to girl to check whether the boy is fit for her or
        not so that they shuld not suffer& when it not works in relation girls blame parents that they just marry to respect their parents..
        many time it happen that both boys & girl are good human & very kind.
        but some how they are not compatible because for their choice or life style or may be any thing.. & in such case girl totally blame boys for this..
        gone are those day when men use to dominat women..
        Today every men is educated & respect women…..
        if relation is working it not only the fault of man…
        but blame is totally on men…..& men has to pay even if he is not faulty….

  93. rahul says:

    My girlfriend slept with guy just three days before we got married. And we had a court marriage isnt this cheating she should have told me about this. Now what can i do.

    1. You a victim of law and a wife both ! ..

  94. Rhea says:

    Hi, is the above bill passed and is a applicable law already ? Is it now possible to get urgent divorce and not wait for the 6 months waiting time? Appreciate advice on the 2 questions . Thanks.

    1. Its not a law yet ! . Its just a bill passed and you will have to wait for 6 months before getting divorce under present law !

  95. MP says:

    Divorce and Property sharing will help to only rich people and they really don’t need money at all. Other side poor/needy and illiterate people will not approach to law and order as they can not afford and they don’t know.

    Creating difficult and very tough marriage and divorce law is not the solution. By this way promoting single/bachelor life like western countries which will destroy family structure and other side promoting adulatory.

    How government helps to divorced women? Why not government grant funds for divorce women to support her until sh get married? Is there monthly compensation, matrimonial support and employment opportunity for divorced women and kids? Every individual paying TAX but they are not getting any benefits by any means. Its just game trying to create more business for law farms and vote bank for politicians.

    Who will re-marry to divorced women and there un-married sisters if she is giving tough time/crashing other family by misusing dowry law, divorce law and other laws. Think and r-think, how to create healthy and balance family life before making Law.

    1. MP says:

      Dear moderator,
      Please replace in my comment dated November 18, 2012 at 5:27 am “matrimonial support” with “financial support” in 3rd para.


    2. Thanks for your view on this topic !

    3. sonu says:

      totally agree with MP

  96. RKG says:

    Law Makers are handicap, they could not eradicate Dowry – which is old and bad tradition in India, due to frustration and to take revenge from Men, Law Makers started Maintenance and Alimony.

    Maintenance is another form of Dowry but in Reverse Direction. Forcing someone to give hard earned money, is not fair. Everyone thinks that Giving or taking Dowry is crime, and just reversing direction of Dowry [Maintenence] is not crime ?

    Why Law don’t interrupt at the time of Marriage.
    Laws are getting signed a hidden agreement from every men..which is not fair.
    Stop Marrying!

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this topic !

  97. RKG says:

    One more thing I want to add…India is only country where Home Help Service is available and Maid service is available, wife gets…lot of help in their responsibilities…like Maid, Baby Sitter, Driver etc ….who helps Men is their Jobs ???

    All Ladies, Reality is that this Governement and Law Makers themselves have created illusion that Ladies are weak, by making biased laws for you.. You are not weak…Just focus on fair means..and work hard you can achieve whatever u want and can go at top of this world. Many strong woment have done it, Beleieve it they jnever used any unfair means to go at top.

    1. Thanks for your comment !

  98. RKG says:

    Government is using unfair means to promote and empower weak and non deserving people in this country :-

    1) 50% share to wife, WOW so foolish law, why Governemnt dont force 50% share of each women in her fathers property ?????? Give Answer, I would say …even those Law makers must be punished who are making biased Laws..for non deserving advantage of weaker section of society, Learn from Kalpana Chawla, she never used any Reservation of such foolish things to reach at top of world, I salute her, But I definitely disregard them who goes up by unfair means and Laws

    2) Too many biased Laws…Dowry, 498 etc, why Governemt dont interfere at time of marriage, when things are settled, Why Governemet is getting a hidden agreement signed by every Men??? Every marriage must have an agreement, and Goverment should be involved if Givernemebt is only taking side of Women, when dispute occurs. Women enjoy ..all hard earned money and lavishness earned by husbands, Non deserving ladies …dont want a bright career, rather they want todo small job for ..proving that they are working and they cant help in home works much…why they dont want to compete with Best in the world , why they want to keep only small job …becuas ethey know very well…husband is making millions, and they can just do small job so that they are called working ladies and they can refrain from many homely responsibilitiues….If anyone from Mahila AAyog has courage to argue with me, come ..welcome…Note : Dont use again deplomacy and unfair means to shut my mouth, Otherwise I would also say whole mahila aayog should be punished to push making unfair laws.

    3) Laws are for those who really need them, Laws are helping those bitches who are using these foolish laws to fool and make mockery of whole Legal system,

    4) Resevations are for those who are below poverty line and not for SC, ST etc..
    Resevations can be for Handicapted person which is ethical and moral…
    Even I believe …whay any sort of Resevation ??
    No Need, If Government has courage to open up Lavish Schools free of cost for Below poverty Line people…will be good…but its completely unfair to give Reservation.

    5) Every Law process is so slow??why ?? why we dont want to improve…??

    6) Stop Marrying all good Guys….as you will be fooled by your wives?? For sure it it will save you from loosing millions you earn, And also it will stop Unfair Empowerment of wifes [Note that I did not use Women word here]..because reality is Governemet is doing Empowerment of Wife and not Women..

    7) Why Law makers are so dump to take changes immediatlkey…Even SP, SSP, Megistrate kind of peopple are seen saying that ..we know wife and wife family is wrong, but what we can do, as they have orders from Govermenet?? They simply say..they are bound to Laws, I dont believe so, an Immoral Laws is itself a culprit, I would Request all Police of this country..dont follow immoral laws…dont fear to loose ur jobs…if every police valla keep giving support to morality, how many police force Governmebt will debar from their jobs, Goverment will itself become bound to lean towards moral Laws…

    8) Also Last thing, its just a falsely created illusion taht Men can not take care of their child, when everything is going well in a marriage, Men actually takes care of everone in the family, after things goes wrong, why this false presumption…

    If women has become so smart..they can earn their own pie, why to ask for ailmony,
    All Men can take care of their child…and Men can have theeir child, in that case Men is eleigble to get 50% share of wifes asset ??
    Because all these things are created falsely..that women will have child.and she will win all sympathy of society so become eligible for getting 50%.
    What If I am ready to take care of child, will I get 50% share, ??

    9) why Law forcing Men to become weak and give their 50% assets, whynot give all 200000 Lakh Crores..which governemt has earned from 10000 SCAMS, In India on SCAMs….a new degree can be started, many books can be written, WOW!

    1. Thanks for your comment on this topic !

      1. Saachee says:

        ITS TURE….. In today’s situation better date and enjoy the world. you wont find mother love in wife.

  99. Sekhar says:

    I’ve not read the complete details, but from what is mentioned above it looks highly biased and favoring women. In case of divorce the family situation and financial condition of the parties have to be taken in to account.
    My views and suggestions are below:-
    1. The 50% compensation or share should be gender neutral (assuming both husband and wife are qualified and earning)
    2. The property in question should be the property acquired after marriage.
    3. This point will even be better than point 1 & 2. The compensation for divorce should only be for income and livelihood. The property acquired by husband or wife can remain with themselves unless there is a genuine need for a share (in case of housewife purely dependant on husbands income). Even in genuine cases the wife can be compensated by alimony or compensation only.
    4. The laws mentioned in the article will encourage a mass movement by wifes to blackmail husbands. It can also encourage more divorces and cause social ill. This is actually encouraging educated as well as well to do women in cities and towns to use this as a weapon to legally terrorize husbands.
    5. Women who genuinely want to seperate and divorce without the need for money, will now get motivated to use this law to make a jackpot.
    6. These rules can only be used for rare exceptions where the husband has done some adultery, or has been continuously ill treating wife. But the same benefit should be extended to husbands who are harrassed by wifes too……not one-sided.
    7. Continuing with point 6 the courts or judges have to go on this case by case as every relationship is different with a different family set up, financial abilities, personal responsibilities, needs of children, etc.

    I have a few questions.
    What if the property belongs to joint holders – husband and his brother, husband and his father/mother, etc. ?
    What if the wife is economically better off than husband?
    What if the divorce is due to wife’s fault….like a case where she harrassed husband or she being involved in adultery, cheating, frauds, etc.
    Remember all women are not sati savitris and all men are not the reincartation of shir ram. So laws have to be balanced and judicious to both and take the circumstances in to consideration.

    1. Thanks for your views Shekhar

      This is just passed by the cabinet as of now and has not become a law yet ! . So lets wait for the final thing .

    2. anamika says:

      This is bias?
      After marriage women need to go to in-laws house. and this become her house. Also parents-in-law and her husband make torture with her.
      From that the in-laws family may be stop torture. Their must be some law for educated women. Whose husband is in adulatory.

  100. PS RAWAT says:

    50% share of property to wife in case of divorce. There should be amendment that only that 50% property share which buy after marriage, because earlier marriage she had no contribution to earn that property

    1. Lets see what happens in the final bill !

    2. sonu says:

      Mr. PS Rawat,
      Even after marriage women has no contribution to earn property..
      on contrary its very very tough to buy property after marrige..
      because men expense increases 4 times
      my friend Amit go married 5 year back & till date he is not able to buy property
      because of his overhead expense like big flat rent wife expense of fashon clothing makeup & regular expense of valuable gift to in-laws family member
      where as i am unmarried & i m able to own a small flat in nodia

      1. Saachee says:

        In today’s situation don’t marry….

  101. Mahesh Gokhale says:

    Hi Manish:

    I see that you write that the bill is passed in the Rajya Sabha but when I inquired it comes up that it is presented in the Rajya Sabha and returned back to the committee for modification without passage. Here is the website:

    Now I am not sure if your information is correct or this PRS legislative research has its information correct. Also, when I searched google I did not get any positive confirmation of the passage of this bill through Rajya Sabha. Could you please provide me from where you got this information?


    1. This one seems to be the old one , It was recently passed by Rajya Sabha and the one I have put the article for seems to be the latest one , however it still needs to be passed on by the Lok Sabha !

      1. Mahesh Gokhale says:

        Hi Manish:
        Is there any link or article that you can provide me to support your claim?
        I provided you the link to confirm that your information is incomplete. I have a friend who is PA to a well known Member of Parliament. I have also asked him to provide me the details if possible from Rajya Sabha article publications and I would get this in a short while but to the best of my knowledge the article is published based on incorrect or irrelevant information. I am not saying you are incorrect but the fact is not what you published here.

          1. Mahesh Gokhale says:

            Hi Manish:

            This is a recent reply from a PA to MP. He has confirmed that such a bill has not been placed in Rajya Sabha yet.
            Also, I checked all the links that you have placed on the top. In every link, they claim that “Union Cabinet” has cleared the bill. Nowhere I find a mention about Rajya Sabha passing the bill.


            1. Gaurav chandna says:

              Hello Mr. Mahesh,

              I agree with you.

              The PRS website (http://www.prsindia.org/billtrack/the-marriage-laws-amendment-bill-2010-1227/) says Marriage law amendment bill is pending in Rajya Sabha so it looks like it is not passed yet.

              Secondly, if you go into the ‘Standing committe report’ and ‘standing committe PRS summary’ link on the right side of web page, it is clearly proposed and agreed about division of property only in situations where wife has contributed to the property along with husband. Look at chapter 2 – para 13 , 24 and para 7 under chapter 4.



            2. I remember various media articles claiming that , on which this article was based. I have made appropriate change in the article, thansk for pointing that out !

  102. Amit says:

    What about those greedy parents of wife who keep eye on their daughter’s husband money and property ? I am facing such case where my wife’s parents have misguided my wife and now they had filled wrong cases against me and my parents.

    Now they have taken money to cancel all the cases. See that kind of law we have totally disturbed and biased. No use if husbands are innocent.

    1. Thanks for sharing that experience.

    2. Akhil Mittal says:

      I can understand as I am an IT professional getting handsome salary. I am also in same boat. This is a business for those bitches and their parents. There should have been some way to point those greedy arse holes 🙁

    3. sonu says:

      collect proper evinced that you are been expolied by ur wife & inlaws
      Then produce them in court

  103. SAGNIK says:

    Its such a shame to livein India.

    1. ppp says:

      ofcourse better flood come and destroy india 😀

  104. Girish says:

    Good View “Deepak”. Property share has to be decided based on who is guilty and financial dependency.

    1) husband guilty and wife dependant :
    If husband is guilty and wife entirely depends on him, then in that case giving 50% of property, works as medicine for wife to lead her rest of life.

    2) husband guilty and wife not dependant :
    If husband is guilty and wife does not depend on him for living, then in that case, Some percentage of husband’s property can be given to wife as decided by the court(may be 10 – 20%), based on the finanacial condition of husband, As she sacrificed part of her life for him.

    3) Wife guilty and wife is dependant :
    If wife is guilty and she depends financially on husband, then court have to give only some monetary benefit to the wife say 5% of property (or) very minimal amount of monthly income to lead her rest of life until, she gets married to other man.

    4) Wife guilty and wife not dependant
    when wife guilty and wife not dependant on husband, no need to pay anything to wife.
    still if incase husband wants to donate some money out of love for her, he can do it 🙂

    Wow What a policy is this haaa 🙂

      1. Sunil says:

        Hi Manish

        I was wondering why dont you create a new article on the salary to wife concept. Lets see what our friends have to say about this wonderful proposal


        Good Luck

        1. I read about it some time back . Interesting and funny at the same times . Not sure how people will recieve it !

          1. Sunil says:

            Sorry, but if we think that this government works on the basis of what people thinks or wishes, that will be childish.

            People think scams are wrong and guilty should be punished, is that happening???

            VOTE BANK Politics sirji….Quota for promotions, salary to wife, property to women even just married for one day….god save india

            Any ways, thanks for your reply. But somehow, i think this will also impact the investment. Because, when effectively 10-20% of the salary is taken away from your pocket, how can we expect the savings to be effective??? And not necessary that every wife might be willing to share the same again on the family itself as it would be the salary. I just posted as this could also be from investment point of view.

            Good Luck

          2. Udayan says:

            Dear all,

            What if earnings of the husband is not enough to live and wife also works but disagrees to share her salary.
            Wife gives here salary to her mother and father. What if the house is on loan which is purely paid by husband only, will there be share for paying of the loans in 50% by wife.

            My father in laws arguement is I didn’t celeberate my wifes b’day, neither I bought new clothes for her daughter. FL is saying I should leave my job and find a new job where here daughter is staying.

            And if this kind of bills are passed by parliament then now all males will have to stop marrying.

            1. Thanks for your views Udayan

              Just understand that the Bill is not yet passed.

  105. nandy says:

    Men only know how to use women that too free of cost for a comfortable life in the name of society and traditions.When it comes to duties in form of monitary benefits to woman who invested her everything in marriage they paint them as Bad women .
    Most men are mean.

    1. ppp says:

      it doesnt mean you women to misuse such things, i have seen most women doing, devils.
      they-gays who do such law in favor of women to ruin the life of men, now a days marriage has become like a crime for men who has to face punishment without any mistake but just doing a crime(marriage) its all fate .

  106. gokul says:

    Anything other than Lokpal will make sense these politicians.

    1. anamika says:

      This might be helpful for married girl from a middle class family. He marry me just because I am a good student. My husband want divorce from me for some unknown reason(he wants to stop my study) but still now I am a student I don’t have enough money(except my scholarship) to fight against him. My father also passed away. Helpless Helpless .He want mutual divorce. I don’t want money from him I only want a mental support from my husband. Because after a long time I may able to get money from him. At that time I am also able to earn money.

      1. Girish says:


        Best thing to do is, get to know why he wanted mutual divorce. Be close to him and have a discussion, what he really wanted and why he wanted to give divorce. probably some mis understanding or something he wanted in you, then you may change or you clarify him. this may solve your problem. Please work out on this.

  107. gokul says:

    Another Non Sense bill from UPA-II

  108. sudhank says:

    Memorandum on Marriage Law (Amendment) Bill 2010

    Hon’ble Law Minister,
    Mr Salman Khurshid


    Wasif Ali
    Treasurer, Save Family Foundation (Regd.)
    Mobile: 9818509406

    Copy to : Hon’ble Prime Minister


  109. Deepak says:

    This is very wrong. It will give rise to:
    1. False dowry cases.
    2. False family violence cases.
    3. It promotes women to cheat on their men, and get his hard earned money.
    4. It is surely going to break Indian Families.

    Suppose a case, where women is cheating to her husband, and having extra marital affair with anyone else. And she demands more & more money from husband to fulfill her wishes.
    One day poor husband see her wife with other man. What will he do?
    a.) divorce, and give half of his hard earned money to his wife, and also half salary, and continue seeing his wife with other man. (Worst than death)
    b.) remain silent and continue seeing his wife with other man. (Worst then death)
    c.) A suicide. (Death)
    d.) Kill his wife/lover (Death/Life Term)

    So, it will create chaos. And will increase crime. (As far as I think)
    For girls, its GOLD GOLD GOLD.

    1. Deepak

      Thanks for sharing your views on this topic .

    2. Thanks for your views on this topic 🙂

    3. Saachee says:

      why kill wife. better kill our self. then only law will amend.

  110. Sreedhar Dhekonda says:

    This law is totally unjustified. But, this clearly is not the only solution for women. Due to this law men there is an ample probability of increasing living relationships(where most of the cases will end up without marriage as this law does not apply for this relationship). And one more case is that immovable properties can be purchased in the name of parents or brothers as the same will not apply for divorce. So , please try to make ammendments to increase the realtion between men and women after marriage not to break it.

    1. Thanks for sharing your views on this topic

  111. ravi says:

    I think, the article name should be changed. Because, it doesn’t matter a man love his wife or not, it’s matter his wife loves him or not? men are just slaves for the sake of socalled women empowerment.

    1. Thanks for your views on the topic

  112. Pankaj says:

    Does this law apply only to Hindus? What happens if the guy converts to other religion when he sees that the marriage is headed for divorce just to save the property.

    Just a passing thought..

    1. Pankaj

      The law should be applicable for the religion whatever exists at the time of divorce !

  113. Vijay says:

    Does the law in India allow ‘pre-nuptial agreements’ like in the western countries ? We can get into an agreement upfront before marriages as to what the spouse gets post divorce (in case that event happens?). This should provide some respite from this one-sided law.

    1. Rajesh says:

      What about folks who are already married? How can they go for a pre-nup agreement in such situations?

  114. Joel says:

    Dear Manish,

    I must say you have let the cat out of the bag … 🙂 This is an explosive topic. It also makes me wonder what is your intention in bringing up this topic on a website meant for financial education 🙂 Some hidden warnings that you are giving out 🙂 Manish , jokes apart what I fear and most probably what I fear will come true . Men will start comparing marriage to financial products . Products like ULIPs or endowment policy , it’s just plain stupid to buy , where the product is useless in terms of returns and cost involved , it is simply to expensive . Similarly marriage will also become a commodity/product weighed by returns and costs involved and evaluation would begin with questions which start with “ What if God forbid I as a man get trapped .“

    More than the financial implications I am more worried with what happens to the social fabric. Love , trust , loyalty and other things on which marriage is based . I somewhere read in all the long list of comments where one gentleman rightly mentioned ” This will lead to social evil, encourages live-in relationtionship, casual sex.. ” Men will not honour marriage if cost involved are so high. This kind of law only appears to work for women but in the long run would be more detrimental to women and society both.

    Why I said I am not worried about the financial implications is that men will find a way to get out and then my fears of social evils would come true. Already ideas have started pouring in.

    1. Joel

      The reason for bringing up this topic is that it is related to financial life and people are not aware about it , simple reason . Thanks for your detailed comment on this topic and opening up your views !

    2. PDP says:

      I really like how the proposed law is making men think long and hard about the pitfalls of marriage. Most Indian men enter marriage thinking that they will get food, children, sex on demand and care for their aging parents.

      In return they make their wives feel grateful for giving them a shelter over theirs heads and food in their stomach.

      It would be wonderful if many Indian men refused to get married. Then Indian women would not make marriage the only priority in their lives. They would pursue education, financial independance and think of a meaningful life.

      So my appeal to all Indian men is that since you are so scared of all these “pro-women” laws, do all Indian women a favor and REFUSE to get married.

      Believe me, if men don’t get married, many women will discover that there is life beyond marriage and serving pati parmeshwar.

      1. I would say its a great reply . Men needs to rethink what marriage is all about . I would say there are good men around , but thats rare !

  115. Srinivas says:

    This rule/law/subject can be argued both ways and whichever way one argues, easily rises passions on the other side.

    If one sees in depth, there are two important points.

    First, relation between a man and woman. As such trust is to be the bedrock for a marriage or a relation. For various reasons(though many say circumstantial, most of the reasons have personal weakness as origin) when the trust is broken, each party tries to get maximum benefit from the situation. This entails many bitter wrangles.

    Second is judiciary, which is not above criticism(in this context and many others). One can buy justice for oneself and deny justice to others, provided one has sufficient wherewithall(money, connections etc).

    Till the above two core issues are addressed, there cannot be proper(win win) justice in this situation. It is incorrectly thought that more and more stricter and (often biased towards the oppressed) laws will improve the situation. However as can be seen, the required improvement is not obtained.

    Previously when this law was absent, it was said that, distaff side is getting adversely impacted and now it is being said that males are impacted adversely. This indirectly show that the problem is elsewhere.

    As regards arguments that wife getting 75% is illegal etc, the basic thing is retaining marriage relationship. If both(man and woman) works to retain the relation, transcending ersonal egos, the law may not any impact one either party.

    As a corrolary, knowing this law, it is good for either party to be wary and protect its interest, in case inevitable happens.

    1. Srinivas

      Excellent comment and some really deep thoughts on the issue 🙂

  116. prabee says:

    My Point is simple the “LAW is terribly UNEQUAL”

    We can go on and on debate about the plight of rural women and crooked women from other part who can try benefit from this..but at the end of the day when you design a law it should be fair to all party.”No questions asked” is in no way equal to both genders.

  117. Archu says:

    Manish I would like to know the minimum perid required for filing petition for getting divorce after marriage. Have you found the new Amendment bill presented in Rajya sabha?
    please provide me the link.

  118. yodha says:

    In spite of the fact that 80-85% of divorces are initiated by women(source: http://www.tehelka.com/story_main43.asp?filename=hub311009the_rearranged.asp), the bill aims to ’empower’ wives to veto any divorce filed by husbands on grounds of ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ while the husbands who want to save marriage will not be allowed to oppose similar petition by their wives. There is a hidden presumption that married women are always with good intentions whereas married men are basically villains.

    Important points not considered in the bill

    1. A hoax being perpetrated behind these amendments is that poor and destitute women are left without home and property after divorce. Has the government conducted a single survey on the topic of the social and economic status of the couples who file for divorce? If it was done, it will be known publicly that divorce in India is predominantly a middle and upper class phenomenon, and 80-85% of divorces are initiated by women.
    2. There are already provisions in Hindu Marriage Act Section 27 wherein the property jointly acquired after marriage can be disposed off by the courts between the divorcing couple. So it is inexplicable as to what need was there to put additional provisions in Hindu Marriage Act that the courts would now need to decide on women’s share in the matrimonial property at the time of divorce, to which they have contributed during the marriage. Such provisions are already covered under both HMA as well as under Transfer of Property Act.
    3. The government has ignored the most damning evidence that the suicide rates of married men have been consistently increasing since last 10 years whereas the suicide rate for married women has stayed the same.
    4. The government prefers to keep its eyes closed to the fact that lot of cases filed against men in matrimonial matters including under IPC 498a, DV Act, maintenance laws being contain false allegations by wives, solely to extract leverage and advantage in property and financial settlement. At the end of long trial, the courts simply pronounce the judgment that there was no evidence found to support wives’ allegations. If there were not enough laws already to incentivize victimization of married men, the government seems to think it has unfinished business here.

    5. Ignoring men’s extended family’s responsibilities: The married men of working age are expected to undertake financial obligations of whole family which in Indian context means their parents and even dependent brothers and sisters. But the proposed amendments ignores the rights of husband’s parents and siblings and is solely concerned with giving property rights to women at time of divorce irrespective of duration of marriage.

    The law talks only about wives’ rights and has no mention of their responsibilities as wives. These amendments are in continuation of the trend evident in Hindu Marriage laws which seek to define only obligations of married men and only rights of married women.

    The proposed amendments if accepted will reduce men to status of slavery in marriage. These so called attempts to achieve equality for women are nothing but attempts to create feminocracy in families and ultimately reduce men to second class citizens and create breakdown in society and a fatherless society.

    1. The 5 points you have given are very well thought . thanks for taking time to put it across !

    2. Thanks for putting your comments, the 5 things you mentioned are really well thought

  119. Kannan says:

    If wife wants money then file HMA 24, or CrPC 125. If wife cannot get money on this corrupt judicial system even in new amendment wife cannot get money. Judicial system needs to be corrected not the laws. Judicial System Accountablity laws needs to be framed correctly. Indian Judicial Services will be one way to sort this out.

  120. Rajesh says:

    Please help understand this article. If a husband has say 80% of his assets in financial products like stocks, MFs, FDs etc and just one residential property (house), then the spouse gets only 50% of the house and none/part (lesser portion) of the financial investments? If that is true, then does it not make sense to keep most of the assets in financial products rather than residential assets like land, plot or home?
    Also, if a husband has commercial properties (for rental income from small retail stores) then does it not count towards spouse’s share during divorce? Please provide more clarification.

    1. Rajesh

      Wife will be able to claim her share in everything which husband owns, each and everything .. But this law states the quantum of the wife share in residential properties of husband and its 50% without any discussion . For rest everything, it will be decided by court based on case to case basis.


      1. Kannan says:

        Rest 50% and all other movable assets will be decided by our failed-corrupt Judicial system on how those money will be shared.

  121. rani says:


    Go take a hike…… Hope the same happens to ur relative.

  122. ramish says:


    don’t ever dare to make any comment on these kind of issues because here are the the whole army of males with burnt a** and shattered with anger, fear & helpless ness hahahahah

    just enjoy there deep rooted fears and finally you may get some new ideas to make it more worse for them by them self hahahahhaha

    1. Thats a bold comment 🙂

    2. RKG says:

      In the same way there is army of women with burnt a** and shattered with their weekness, fear, helpless who just don’t want to go ahead with real hard work rather than take advantages of biased laws.

      All Men will definitely enjoy from the day when they will stop marrying, onwards no women will be millionaire or billionaire, all will live an average life , because there will be no men to give security and money.
      And all such biased laws will moan with all ladies.

  123. babu says:

    where are you? hope you are unable to read the whole and generous comments(fights???) on the hottest topic? or i don’t think you are soo afraid of your wife !!!!!!!!! hahahahahah

    @ everybody
    these kind of laws are making people more practical rather than making them humans with emotions and compassion ( see what Rajesh said on August 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm ) are we need to apply all our so called skills to leave a life with wife with the family??

    @Paresh ( August 28, 2012 at 1:32 pm)
    paresh i dont know that will ladies dislike this law but i think they should because majority of them have their children families (specially with boy babies) so they too get a in law and lets not forget the saaga–
    knyoki saas bhi kabhi bhahu thiiiiii——-

    @SUNIL( August 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm)
    Boss you look like master of probabilities !!!! hahah good options derived
    better you should try F&O trading hahahha

    1. Babu

      Yea I am reading the comments and enjoying it too .. while everyone is free to express their views on topic, there is nothing wrong or right and I am no one to commnent 🙂

    2. sunil says:

      If you think these are only probabilities, then god save us….these are some of the practical cases i have seen

      The occurrence of the probability of low as on date…agreed, but could be very high in coming years.

      Coz for the simple reason, a women in the marriage cannot claim the kind of property (if husband has) during the marriage, but will only gets when she decides to break the house.

      Im against abuse in the marriage, be it wife or husband , and hence i think NATURAL JUSTICE should be implemented in this kind of laws (rather than GENDER NEUTRALITY) where victim gets benefits and culprit gets the boot

  124. Rajesh says:

    Hi, (Corrected)

    The divorce law is incomplete as it was earlier.

    How does the law help if:

    1) Husband doesn’t have significant asset (literally all assets in his parent’s name)
    2) Female is a major earner & contributor amongst the couple
    3) Husband sells his property to his parents expecting divorce (sought by spouse)

    Will appreciate your comments.

    1. Rajesh

      1. Its fine, nothing will be divided then , only the properties on husband name will be taken into consideration

      2. Still the same law, women income and assets are not considered

      3. Yea , that husband can do , thats the loophole 🙂

      1. Kannan says:

        Still in another clause this amendment mentions, husband cannot contest this IrBM divorce whereas wife can contest. This means if wife files false 498a and DV and files IrBM divorce then husband have no other choice only to run behind courts and wife can coolly settle another life.. Husband will still loose his hard earned money on all these false litigations.

  125. Kannan says:

    This law is not going to help any poor people. Rich people will not be affected as usual. Only middle class people which is almost around 60% in our country are going to be affected. Man will loose 50 percent of hard earned money. This will lead to social evil, encourages live-in relationtionship, casual sex.. There must be a difference for 10 days lived wife to 10 years lived wife. What happens if a evil wife files false 498a and also files IrBM, she will get property and also husband will fight for dowry case and wife will enjoy with other person to file another false 498a. This law will not be helpful by any means. Only politicians will be helpful for vote bank politics. For sure one day all these politicans wives will file false cases and run away!! JaiHind- Kannan

    1. Yes .. agreed that the law has loopholes and can be exploited as you mentioned !

  126. Paresh says:

    I think,ladies themselves should oppose such laws as such laws can mess up lives of their own children.

    1. Kannan says:

      Nope why they will oppose?

    2. Paresh

      Whats the logic of that , can you explain ?

      1. Paresh says:

        Its simple.
        Just I want to say,female section should understand that such laws can be misused and unfortunate victim may be from your own family like your brother, son or any nearer member of the family.

  127. Abhinav Gulechha says:

    Hi Manish

    Thanks for bringing to notice an important amendment. I was going through the text of 9 page marriage amendment bill, but failed to find clause for 50% division of property. All I am able to decipher is that “irretreivable breakdown of marraige” has now been added as one more reason of divorce in both the Hindu Marriage Act and Special Marriage Act. Have I read the wrong text?, please clarify.

    If such a provision for 50% division is true, it has the potential to be misused in some cases and though I have no finer understanding of Hindu Marriage Act and this amendment, I hope the lawmakers should have inserted some safeguards to prevent such a misuse. Also, the law should be reflective of the changing times where both spouse are educated and can earn livelihood independently.

    1. Kannan says:

      Yes there is high possibility for misuse. Already we have 498a, DV for misuse and this will also help them heavily. And the combination is deadly dangerous.

    2. There seems to be a new PDF which has that wordings, I am not able to find it right now , but you can safely take it as its all over the media. Yes there are loopholes in the bill and will be misused just like the domestic violence act !

  128. sanchita sharma says:

    Let me tell you mr NRI husband deserted me 8 yrs back and file a divorce case.
    Court ordered him to pay intrim amount he is not paying the same even after being a multimillionere.
    My retired father is looking after upbringing of my two daughters. In this duration of on going divorce case for last 6.5 yrs is have seen only women suffering in family courts, believe me its true the laws are amde but the implimentation part are very week in our society.
    May be this new ammendment will give a help but its my personal view that the Judicial system should be trained to get the information from all sources so that the ladies are really benefited. Since how a girl with no financial position will arrange for the income proofs and property of husband.

    1. Sanchita

      Thanks for sharing your case with us . We can understand that the bill is of emmence use in cases like yours .

    2. Rani says:


      Sad to hear about your plight…. He did not even give you maintenance money for self & kids. Catch hold of a good lawyer……….

  129. Swahilian Ohm says:


    Can you please cite the section and the amendment where it says that “50% percent of the property will be given to the wife”? All I see are following provisions,

    1. Divorce will be granted only on the grounds that the marriage in irretrievable, i.e., both parties have been living separately for 3 years.

    2. Wife’s right to oppose petition on ground of hardship. In which case, she will have to show that she does not have any financial means. This will invariably exclude all women who have steady jobs and are earning their living. Women who will benefit from this are women who left their jobs or were not allowed to have earning jobs to take care of the family. This is to ensure that such women can sustain after their divorce, since their marriage led to these dire circumstances. Note, no “50%”.

    3. Restriction on decree for divorce affecting children. *Both* parties are responsible for the financial welfare of their children. Note, *both* parties. Since, the gave birth to kids, they are responsible for their kids.

    None of these sound very exploitative to me. Given that our society is largely unequal, laws are also going to be unequal. There is no ‘anti-male’ agenda going on. This fix is suggested to correct the social balance that hangs in favor of one gender. Also, please note that, no where this says “50% of the ancestral property” which seems the biggest concern of your readers.

    1. sunil says:

      Hi Swahilian Ohm

      You probably read the old version of the bill. The new version after which has been placed in the parliament (Rajya Sabha) is highly deceptive.

      1. It will be an expartee order, that is irrespective of who files divorce, who is at fault , who is good, who is bad, the property of the husband will be divided.

      2. The residential property earned any time before or after marriage by husband will be shared. Other properties as per court decision

      3. There is no time bound for the period of marriage. Wife can get married today, file for divorce next month, enjoy with BF for 3 years and come back and take the husband property

      4. While all the other cases filed by wife like 498a/DV cannot be stopped at any level. Wife can just file cases and go to honeymoon as this is argued by state counsel

      5. 50% OR MORE….is very clearly stated in the bill. Please read the new version if you cannot understand

      1. Sunil

        Can you give the link for the new bill ?

        1. sunil says:

          After passing in RS this year (which only talked of division of property only after marriage ), it was sent back for more women friendly clauses. Then there were some amendments which were included at union cabinet meeting level.

          The amendments were not approved by law commission but added by cabinet secretary on the not file which is approved by union cabinet. Now it is standing to be again presented in RS. (Might not be possible in this monsoon session)

          For some reason, these aftermath amended clauses are not available in public. Some did try with RTI but even those RTI requests rejected stating some silly reasons like wordings duplicated etc.

          below are the objections

          1. This laws is not only applicable for IRBM(primarily aimed for desertion grounds) only, but will be applicable for divorce on any grounds as per HMA and divorce petition can be moved by any husband or wife

          2. It is an expartee order, meaning husband cannot appeal for any exceptions like loan on the property, other responsibilities like parents, other financial difficulties of husband

          3. It is like math formula, min 50 percent to wife and in case of children, more than that. No monetary contribution of wife in acquiring the property taken into consideration.(That is why even property earned before marriage is also proposed for division). General prediction that wife contributes to matrimony home just being a wife is the base

          4. Financial capability of the wife not taken into consideration

          5. Duration of the marriage not taken into consideration. No difference between 1 year marriage and 10 yrs marriage

          6. Other cases like 406,498A, DV etc will not be concluded even after divorce and division of property. So husband has to just linger around the courts for no matter what time.

          7. The division of property will be addition to all other provisions like maintenance, right to accommodation, child custody

          8. Wife assets after marriage are omitted(not discussed), which means that for shared property of the couple, in case of divorce wife will retain her 50% share and is entitled for 50% from husband share. She will be getting 75% and husband left with only 25%

          1. Thanks for that information . Les see when it gets passed in RS and finally become part of law

    2. I am finding the PDF for the latest information myself. But you can take the word that the facts are true ! ..

      1. Swahilian Ohm says:

        I read the pdf link that you provided in your post (http://www.prsindia.org/uploads/media/Marriage%20Laws/Marriage%20Laws%20Bill%202010.pdf). It does not say what your or Sunil’s claim are. I understand that this is all over media. But, that does not mean that we should join the fury. As responsible citizen, we should evaluate what the bill says, and not what the media is reporting. If you can provide me the link to the updated bill which shows what you are saying, I will revise my stand. But until then, I am going to stick to what 2010 amendment says, since as far as I know, Rajya Sabha has passed that version.

        The 2012 amendment is concerned with the Sikh marriage ceremony, and does not pertain to divorces. (http://www.prsindia.org/index.php?cx=018421727355159394986%3Adn1kum1nb9e&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=marriage+amendment&sa=Search&name=search&siteurl=www.prsindia.org%2F&ref=&ss=3056j915456j18)

        Media in India has a tendency to blow everything up without any critical analysis. Since, this forum comprises of people who think critically about everything, I suggest we do the same with this bill. There is no use in participating in the hysteria without understanding what is going on.

        1. Swahilian Ohm says:

          You can trust PRS analysis of bill, since they are committed to dispensing correct information. If there was a bill like what media seems to be claiming, they would have an analysis of that. They have not listed any amendment that supports what media claims.

        2. I have taken various media articles are source of truth . But I found one person comment which says he has read the updated bill, I am searching that one, let me get that and come back .

        3. sunil says:

          After this bill was introduced(the link you provided) in RS, it was send back for further women friendly clauses. Then further amendments came which states that husband property (residential ) earned any time before or after marriage should be shared min 50% while other properties at courts discretion.

          Main objections after amendments:

          1. This laws is not only applicable for IRBM(primarily aimed for desertion grounds) only, but will be applicable for divorce on any grounds as per HMA and divorce petition can be moved by any husband or wife

          2. It is an expartee order, meaning husband cannot appeal for any exceptions like loan on the property, other responsibilities like parents, other financial difficulties of husband

          3. It is like math formula, min 50 percent to wife and in case of children, more than that. No monetary contribution of wife in acquiring the property taken into consideration.(That is why even property earned before marriage is also proposed for division). General prediction that wife contributes to matrimony home just being a wife is the base

          4. Financial capability of the wife not taken into consideration

          5. Duration of the marriage not taken into consideration. No difference between 1 year marriage and 10 yrs marriage

          6. Other cases like 406,498A, DV etc will not be concluded even after divorce and division of property. So husband has to just linger around the courts for no matter what time.

          7. The division of property will be addition to all other provisions like maintenance, right to accommodation, child custody

          8. Wife assets after marriage are omitted(not discussed), which means that for shared property of the couple, in case of divorce wife will retain her 50% share and is entitled for 50% from husband share. She will be getting 75% and husband left with only 25%

        4. sunil says:

          After passing in RS this year (which only talked of division of property only after marriage ), it was sent back for more women friendly clauses. Then there were some amendments which were included at union cabinet meeting level.
          The amendments were not approved by law commission but added by cabinet secretary on the not file which is approved by union cabinet. Now it is standing to be again presented in RS. (Might not be possible in this monsoon session)
          For some reason, these aftermath amended clauses are not available in public. Some did try with RTI but even those RTI requests rejected stating some silly reasons like wordings duplicated etc.

          1. Swahilian Ohm says:

            If it was sent back and revised, it has to pass in RS again. There is a procedure to how amendments are executed and not even the cabinet can go around that. Anyways, the amendment still has to pass in LS.

            If you claim that these were sent back, and ‘women’ friendly clauses were added, can you give a source for this? A new article? a link to a video of the press conference?

            I would like to iterate the divorce related amendment introduced in RS is Marriage Act 2010, which does not provision for the much hyped ‘50%’. If you think otherwise, provide me with evidence.

            A list of bill introduced in RS related to marriage between 2009 – 2012 (

            A list of bill introduced in LS related to marriage between 2009 – 2012 (

      2. Swahilian Ohm says:

        The source of all the anti-male hysteria seems to be this TOI article (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-05-18/india/31764519_1_mutual-consent-hindu-marriage-act-share-in-marital-property). The quote,
        “The amendment will give a woman right to 50% of the residential property owned by her husband even if it is acquired before the marriage. This will ensure that the woman is not left without a roof over her head in case divorce is given through mutual consent. However, division of other property, money, assets will be decided by the courts,” is attributed to a ‘source’ without identifying who that is. They do not claim this is what the bill says. Note that the ‘source’ can be anyone. It is clear that this person has not read the amendment either.

        1. sunil says:

          this is not just a “source”, briefing was done by i&b minister over the same in press conference. Instead of guessing what is there and what is not there in the amendments, why not file an RTI and see the reply for rejection for yourself???

          It is not just hysteria, it is also a planned move to destabilize family structure in India by making marriage profitable business.

          Main reason why India survived 2008 recession effectively???China had a different story as they have top down approach.

          But for india, common man’s higher risk aversion and planned savings for rainy day . Credit inflow from the banks reduced but serious impact on the individual households was marginal. Multiple income sources were synergised for one house and not multiple. The background psyche was FAMILY.

          If any one thinks that all the bills passed by our so called government is only to benefit people (or women) with no VESTED interests, it is high time that we wake up.

          One good bill was RTI, but now the proposal getting ready to limit the max words to no more than 500 and max 3 RTI’s by individual on a particular subject

          1. Swahilian Ohm says:

            I am not the one guessing, I backed my comments up with articles and documents from the parliament. It is you who has made several statements that seem to be a figment of imagination.

            I am not saying that the government does not have vested interest. In fact, I am against internet censorship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_India) and believe that the this censorship is unconstitutional. All I am saying is, before you say anything, read the bills and provide evidence for anything you say. There is no use over-hyping something that is not.

      3. Swahilian Ohm says:

        Can you update the article to say that the information provided in the article could not be verified? A lot of people read your website and trust it to be a good source of independent reporting. Misleading articles are going to hurt your cause.

  130. cholaraj says:

    this is very happy news for womans. this act very comfortable to cheating marrige. it is helpfull to leave a woman.

    1. I am not able to understand your comment

  131. Sudhish says:

    Why is that women share not shared with husband??? I feel this law should be there for the real victims BUT its misuse must be stopped, else I doubt there will be anyone to use it !!!

    1. Kannan says:

      yes if wife is crorepati, and husband has 10k then that 10K will be shared each. and wife’s money is not touched. This will encourage marriages to decide only on money all women will expect to marry a male who has lots of money. Poor man will not even get a women to marry!!!

    2. Sudhish

      thats how the law is made .

  132. Neel says:

    This law will put our Marriage Institution on shaky ground. People will be encouraged for live-in relations which is now slowly becaming a acceptable norm in our society. Men will definitely think twice before committing himself to marriage. This law is surely anti male & will create a huge divide in the society between man & woman.

    1. Even a live in relationship is seen like a marriage these days , especially if its more than 5 yrs old !

      1. Anil says:

        Is Live in Relation-ship is a registered practice, If registered, under which Religion it belongs .

        1. It will depend on the religion of both people . Now a days even live in relationship if more than 5 yrs old is treated like marriage .

          1. Anil says:

            In anyways Live in Relation-ship is not a Marriage.However This kind of Living Together is a wrong belief and it had no religious sanction.This was not religiously defined and were condemned.

            1. Thats a personal way of looking at it , i am sure many people do not think like that .

            2. Anil says:

              Marriage is a Belief. live in relationship is a practice.

            3. Anil says:

              We Have faith in God. so, (Marriage) it need not be regulated under Law. Live in relation ship is not like that, so it could need to be regulated under Law.

            4. Anil says:

              Live in Relation ships should be strictly registered under Law, and that two union people society, should be name it their relation ship, especially, if their relation ship is intend for sex and Carnal pleasure and desire.

            5. Good to hear your views !

  133. Praveen says:

    In recent years saw some instances where the girl had been married to guy. Girl had an BF but marries due to FAMILIES force but won’t tell this to the guy. After marriage after some time the girl reveals this to the guy (why can’t she do this before marriage) & after sometime files for divorce. Asusual in the court she files some thing like harrasment or something else as if it’s guy’s fault. Even at this time the guy with broken heart will agree for divorce. All this had been done within 1 or 2 years of marriage.

    This is not a story but had been happened in two cases in my friend’s friends & families.

    Upto now everything is fine. But what from present in these cases. So the innocent guy had to lose his heart and money also???? There had be to some thing is that court had to consider if women is financially independent (had a job), or how many years she is with her husband etc.

    If this had been passed there are many con-woman ready take advantage and many gullible (stupid) guys to fall in the trap

    1. Praveen

      Yes, thats the sad part and the law opens the loophole in the law and which can be exploited by women !

  134. Ramesh says:

    I strongly feel this kind of law is required especially in India where still there are many ‘Male’ beat their wives just to satisfy their ego. I know many cases where women bearing the brunt just because of lack of financial security. Some one is talking about statistics, but these atrocities will not reflect in any of those numbers.
    And it is logical that what ever the property one has, it belongs to the both after marriage. So I don’t see any issue on splitting the property by half. And the law is little biased towards female because there are many cases like husband beating wife than wife beating the husband.

    1. Praveen says:

      you are talking about just the 5%., but the remaining 95% care for their wives and do work hard to make their wife & family happy

    2. sunil says:

      Excellent Ramesh!!!

      But i believe you are highly confused with your own statements

      Ur Quote:
      And it is logical that what ever the property one has, it belongs to the both after marriage. So I don’t see any issue on splitting the property by half.

      So you agree that this law needs to be gender neutral and not only husband’s property should be divided. Even the property of the wife earned after marriage can also be divided. You agree with our point. So please join hands to make it gender neutral and replace the word “HUSBAND” with “SPOUSE”

      Ur Quote:
      And the law is little biased towards female because there are many cases like husband beating wife than wife beating the husband.

      Please note that no body will have problem with any laws, be it 498A or Domestic violence or the current proposal. The problem arises only when the law is misused and the judiciary has failed to implement the law to its core essence to help the real victims

      When a wife considers husband & in laws calling her with pet name “PINKY” instead of real name “PRIYANKA” as domestic violence and registers an FIR against whole family, dont you think the law is highly biased towards suck kind of filthy women

    3. Thanks for your views on this topic!

  135. Sandeep says:

    See the whole idea is to disrupt the INDIAN society. They ( rightly or wrongly) see that marriage is an important institution in Indian society. Once this is broken, the population growth can be controlled. This is their game plan.
    read this blog : http://2ndlook.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/behind-population-control/

    1. Thanks for those links , will look at them ! .. can you put the conclusions of those links here ?

  136. nayan mipun says:

    Aug 27, 2012, Rahul, we should equally make and create “considerations the socio-cultural dis-balances present” about men as well.
    Madhurie, Try to see the men’s perspective as well, women and men are equally discriminated historically as well, this one of the most wrong assumptions we make that men are less discriminated than women. My support to all the men’s activists, remember , this law is supported by a number of men too, all these men, brain washed from the their childhood, that men are enjoying and women are oppressed, it is most important to introduce men’s rights issues in ours and the world’s education system.

  137. Raju says:

    Will this still applicable for widows also? what will be the share of sons and daughters?

    1. Obviously .. They all belong to class 1 legal heirs and they will have same share !

      1. Raju says:

        Thanks Manish. My doubt was according to Hindu succession law all class 1 legal heirs will get equal share. But after this law will the wife gets 50% share or will she get equal share along with sons and daughters (When male person dies without a will).
        Thanks in advance.

        1. Every class 1 legal heir has a equal share, provided they are not into a sub branch. IN the case given by you, wife and all children will share equal share , means if 1 wife, 1 son , 1 daughter, then they will get 1/3rd each . But if there were two grandchildren of 1 son who is dead, then these two grandchidlren woud be treated as one entity (thats because the main class 1 legal heir was the dead son) , and they will share between them. Hope its clear now !

  138. Adithya says:

    First thing :
    The law says upto 50% can be provided not that for each case 50% will be provided
    It varies from case to case

    And secondly may be there will be provisions if the woman gets remarried the amount will be taken back or something

    Third what about prenup ,, is it valid in India ,, Can we have prenuptuial agreement in India before marriage ?

    1. Kannan says:

      We are leaving the other 50% in hands of failed-corrupt judicial system, which already does everything for money.

    2. Adithya

      Can you share the wordings from the actual bill ?

  139. Mitesh Budhabhatti says:

    Just like politicians, our Judiciary is also stupid. It seems they just do not think. Today’s naari is not ablaa .
    Our constitution says that man and woman are equal. But this law draws a line of inequality.

    1. Kannan says:

      This will make women to go back to women’s good old glorious profession.

    2. MItesh

      agree that its biased, but do you think there are situations where it can help ?

  140. rahul says:

    I Won;t say it’s totally ridiculous to have a law like that, in a country where women are being harrased, molested and victimized in front of whole public domain, laws like this can provide some sympathy to a girl soul.
    But yes, this law could have put husbands property before marriage outside the purview of this law as well as if the wife is proved guilty of the reason behind the marriage.

    PS : I’m not trying to be any feminist but just trying to be practical. this law may sound too draconian in any where in the world but taking into considerations the socio-cultural dis-balances present in India, we cannot overrule the requirement of these laws here. A simple example could be BRT, it could be a successful project in any country of the world But is it here ???

    1. Human says:

      If you really KNOW that you are not a feminist, can you give EVEN ONE reason on WHY cant these laws be GENDER NEUTRAL?
      See around, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, China have gender neutral laws (unless you feel that alleged condition of women in these countries is different from “ALLEGED” condition of women in India).

      If you really FEEL that you are not a feminist, can you tell me that what happens to lives of more than 98% falsely accused families? As per Supreme Court of India, about 98% cases filed under these gender biased cases are false. Can you think of your life with even 1 day spend behind bars just because you got married? Think of even 1 day of Jail for a working guy and think of his life and of those who are his siblings / parents. Think of being termed “rapist” just because some girl alleged that? Even if you come out clean, society remembers you ONLY AS A “RAPIST” and your family members are seen as those related to a RAPIST.

      Just because you dont know of Harsh realities, dont try to be GOD “WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE”

      1. pratibha says:

        n what u feel if rape happened with ur family member…..divorce with ur sis……… u mens have to control ur kaam first then start the button of ur lusty head…

    2. Rahul

      Yes it can be useful, but some exceptions must have been there !

  141. Ajay says:

    how about liabilities ? Does that get divided as well. If you ask me then it should.

    1. chandan says:

      No liabilities dear for women …It a win win situation for all women..

    2. Ajay

      It will not be divided!


  142. chandan says:

    This is not even ridiculousness this all height of cruelty for those men who are innocent but their wives are corrupt..In india there are lot of cases where husband are also deceived by their women not because of they are not good but their wives have affairs with others and get away and divorced to them and even after they not satisfied , proving their innocence to the society they blame that their husband used to harass and made their life hell .With full respect to all women i left this question on them only, if this happening then what do u think is it the right law for men?

    1. Thanks for your views on this topic !

  143. Phani says:

    I think the below points are against men:
    1. 50 % of properties acquired before marriage also gets divided. This got to be ridiculous. Will definitely (and rightly) encourage men to transfer their properties to parents name before marriage.
    2. The example you quoted about joint ownership is also ridiculous. And it seems the law doesn’t care about contribution made also.

    May be this law will start the trend of prenuptial agreements even for middle-class India 🙂

    1. Yes.. the law is biased, but in somecases which are genuine , it will be of help , and those cases are really in big numbers.

      1. Roni says:

        Dear Manish,

        As you are mentioning that genuine cases are in big numbers, can u pls come out with some reliable statistics to support the same? On the contrary, I would suggest you to go through NCRB statistics, you will find that 98 % 498A cases are misused. May be you are worried about the statistics that around 8K dowry deaths that it suggests. But then, there are approx 65K married men also dies every year!! Pls don’t say that we men are there only to torture our wives, extract money from them, burn them for not bringing enough money. And those who dies, have a fantasy for dyeing. “The myth goes as: Every married woman dies, it has to be dowry death, but every married man dies it is it is because of financial hardship”.
        Fortunately we are leaving in such a country where as a man you are good only till the point some woman raises a finger at you! Whenever a woman complains, if we all know for sure that it has to be genuine only, and not ready to hear the other side, then whats the point in going through the mockery(legal hassles)? Just hand his entire family !! Because men are presumed to be guilty only.

        1. I agree with you , I said big numbers , not majority . I am just saying there is a class which will benefit , not every case is where men is culprit .

        2. pratibha says:

          shut up……

  144. Avi says:

    Just Google for “the most misused law in India” and you will find 498a IPC at the top. This section has been termed as “legal terrorism” by the Honorable Supreme Court of India.
    In simple words this law states that, a corrupt Indian married girl can at anytime and anywhere put husband and husband’s family members behind bars. Remember this is the only law in the world which treats family matters as criminal and husband is treated guilty until he can prove himself innocent.
    Just search for “498a victims” and you will find horrifying tales of hundreds of thousands of Indian men being torchered in the name of this law.
    Things like what you mentioned above will create more issues in the society rather solving problems.
    I am a v optimistic person at heart but with increasing quota(reservation), huge scams and highly-biased-lopsided-laws like 498a, I’m not sure where is India headed.

    1. Avi

      Thanks for your views on this topic, I agree that a law can be misused and there are loopholes in these laws !

  145. Abhi says:

    Ridiculous Law for today’s times!!
    Today women are in par (and incases better off) financially due to her own parents + working/professional environment. She also acquires own assets (see research done stating more 30+ women acquiring own properties). Days when women used to sacrifice for family are long gone.. today they need maid for each and everything in life 🙂 The law may be valid for rural areas where the women is still dependent on husband for living.. not in urban areas. The law should consider the working education of women, her own assets and her own income. Today’s women do not have the traits to conduct the marital duties as traditional image and so the laws should be framed with this change in mind.

    1. Thanks for your views Abhi !

  146. dhaval says:

    This is clearly one sided gender biased law coming which is absolutely injustice to innocent men at first place . till now greedy wifes could only ask maintenance from husbands after separation (even if they are capable to earn good money but they don’t) and now they going to permitted to snatch away property share from husbands anytime after marriage.

    Why it is assumed that women will not remarry again after divorce ?. marriage is becoming more of business and easiest way to become crorepati for greedy women.
    Only two marriages break up and any woman can become wealthy by looting and deserting their husbands.

    1. Dinesh says:



    2. Freeman says:

      Dhaval – There is no point in shedding tears saying that this is biased, that is injustice etc etc…think about what can be done to stop this injustice, society must rise against this humiliation, agony and social terrorism irrespective of gender and class. Saving marriage, morality, family all are fine and important but nothing is bigger than humanity and people are loosing that at the moment.

  147. Madhurie says:

    In my opinion, this is a very fair law passed after decades of harassment suffered by Indian women! 🙂
    At the onset let me tell you that Indian women by and large continue to live in a shoddy marriage for the sake of the kids, family and society and will continue to do so as they are conditioned to sacrifice (read suffer).
    The motherly figure and home making traits is deep within to the depth of her genes, so men in general should relax and not worry that their wives will seek for divorce for the sake of the property. Women look for family, kids, spouse and security from family more than property. (Exceptions are negligible)
    In case the divorce is inevitable, finally the wives can walk out of abusive marriages. Earlier they would stick around as they gave up working or never worked for the sake of the family, thus loosing her financial strength. But with this law, the husband will also think twice before abusing his wife and the wife has the strength to walk out when things go beyond her control.
    But this law will take a good care of erring husbands’ who value materialism more than their family.
    When people get married they plan to live forever together ; and not to get divorced!
    My two cents 🙂

    1. Kapil says:

      Typical response that you can expect by a woman. You try to show yourself as a victim and a person who is always on the ‘right’ side. I really don’t want to drag this further but just one question why don’t you people raise your voice to declare marriage as a illegal ‘procedure/act’ under law. That way you and entire womenfolk will be saved from all this till eternity.

      I seriously feel you can find n number of males who are sympathetic to females but will rarely find females who feels the same as we do.

      1. Sukanya Bhattacharya says:

        Typical reply from men too. Also typical mentality of men too which is the root cause of most of the unsuccessful marriages.

        1. Kapil says:

          Few years back, Supreme court termed IPC 498 A (related to dowry provisions) as legal terrorism after taking note of the gross misuse by females.

          Now do you want to say even Supreme court was wrong or unjustified while saying that.
          Please Mam, come out of your cocoon and see things in broader perspective.
          I totally with #Sunil that this law should be gender neutral.

          1. Sukanya says:

            Problem is our society is not gender nutral. I agree for all rules there are exceptions but I agree to what Madhurie said as well..”exceptions are negligible.”. While discussing such things please do not consider only the wemen like us who is writing comments or reading everyday updates. The majority of women in our country are still in dark about their basic rights. This law will protect them from being ‘no where’ after they are compelled to get divorced .
            I do not agree “Somebody will rarely find females who feels the sympathetic to males” . Trust me , if that is the case the number of divorces woould have been 10 times than what it is now.

            1. Amit says:

              Hi Sukanya and Madhaurie,
              Do not always keep saying that women have al these years suffered from this and that…u all can say such only because the society is feminist.Media keeps bringing up issues related to women if any women has any problem eg check the case of Gopal Kanda just bcuase there was a lady involved and the supposed to be opressor is a politicain media is going all out to defame him everywhere u see the same news idea is even men were and are subjected to various problems which are hardly highlighted. Enjoy this law hoping to see few of u divorced very soon i pray this happens to u two also if not happened till now so that u can njoy husband’s property and i did not mean any offence to u two but thats d law…
              thing is think beyond urself think of the society think of the mother and sisters of the husband’s family imagine if ur brother would hav been subjected to this law..become mature do not support feminist groups who have themselves destroyed their married lives and then by selling their bodies to ministers becomes ministers to bring out such laws read Renuka Chaudhary who has both daughters divorced for money or what but one who supports wrong then he/she will have to face it back its boomerang after all..

            2. Human says:

              And why do you think it is negligible?

              Over 80,000 IPC498A cases are filed every year in India. There are about 62,000 Married men committing suicides (for which Family Issues are the biggest reason) as per NCRB data. This number of suicides is more than double of that of married women for last 15 years (or since when the data is available).

              I know as a women, you will also NOT be worried about those 62000 Men but worried about “unknown” number of “alleged” troubled wives.

              I also know that as a women, you would not think about those women (mothers / sisters) who get effected by these 62K suicides or those 2,00,000 women who are put behind bars because they are mother/sister of generally accepted, alleged perpetrators i.e. Men.

              With the hope that few of these numbers will help you wake up and remember that men are Fathers / Brothers too and unfortunately none of these laws give them even “benefit of doubt”. They are Guilty till proven Innocent.

              Remember, in India, Kasab is Innocent till proven Guilty while your Fathers / Brothers are Guilty till proven Innocent.

              And you still feel good about it?? AMAZED ME.

            3. Sahil says:

              SUPER LIKE

            4. sudhank says:

              Very Nicely Written !!

            5. PM says:

              Well said……..

            6. Roni says:

              Dear Mam,

              What you or I feel should be right or wrong, depends upon our individual perceptions / understanding. So we might not agree. Then there are statistics, which are not individuals opinion.

              Your statement “Exceptions are negligible” – as per official statistics (NCRB in case of 498A, the most common one used / misused) that negligible accounts to 98%. Now, approximately around 1 Lacs cases are registered in India every year, and in each case, along with husband, all his family members, his father, mother, brother, sister, their husband / wives, even in some cases 2 year old kids are accused. If you can approximately consider 4-5 persons are accused in each cases lodged then fact says 98% of those persons are jailed / extorted falsely, so I would leave it up to your imagination what “negligible” as per you amounts to :).

              P.S.: Still, I feel this law should be there for the real victims BUT its misuse must be stopped, else I doubt there will be anyone to use it !!!

            7. Kapil says:


              “exceptions are negligible”- This either your perception or fantasy. Can you please come out with some hard facts/stats instead of relying on some hearsay. You can not live peacefully in a society where you have such one sided laws. I’m not saying no such laws aren’t be there but there should be some safeguard to stop there misuse.
              Please understand and acknowledge.

            8. Suraj Singh says:

              Hi mam,
              With due respect,but if women want share in properties,why they don’t take it from their father,why from husband property?
              Does women not have ancestral properties,yes they have,and they have equal right in their fathers property,then how they can have share in their husbands property(actually after divorce he is nothing to her).

            9. But Suraj

              After divorce , anyways no women can claim for anything legally !

            10. Anil says:

              Sukanya and Madhaurie Might be Feminists. No wonder These people will react this manner only. They are multi standards people. Theirs Typical mentality is like in this form, Heads I Win, Tails You Lose .

      2. Raj says:

        Couldn’t help observing.. Adultery, it seems cannot be committed by women as per law. The provocative gestures, the show of skin, the bum swinging gait etc etc are all supposed to be innocence personified. Women, apparently, just don’t know the meaning of all these. Seems men make meanings out of all these… on their own and get aroused. Actually it is the fault of the male sex. Who stopped them from getting aroused looking at trees or maybe a waterfall? Somebody just mentioned that his wife was caught redhanded (i’d say red bummed) having an illegal go with somebody else. Just too bad mate. My sympathies but you did get raped in a different way that only women can do.

    2. Sunil says:

      Well…a rather 1950’s ideology expressed that women only walk out of the marriage only in case of abuse by husband.

      1. What about women leaving in adultery?
      2. What about women who dont respect their in laws and pressurizes husband to kick them out of house or put them in old age home
      3. What about women who get bored (read seven year Itch book) and look for some fantasies and get caught? Then they will be too arrogant to accept their mistake and come back
      4. What about women who file falses cases against husband and all his family members just for the sake of money extortion
      5. What about women, who from the advise of their boy friend marriage a wealthy just for the sake of money and then harass husband for money so that she, along with her boyfriend can have a happy and wealthy life after divorce to first husband(read bakra)

      6. And surely, it is agreed fact that husband, who has noble wife has to always think twice before abusing her, a wicked/filthy minded women need not even think a second to abuse the husband and in laws

      7. How come exceptions are negligible, when as per NCRB(National Crime Records Bureau) 2011 released statistics that in 2010 alone, 58669 husbands committed suicide. And the common on all of them was false 498A and Domestic Violence cases. Is more than 58000 lifes in one year negligible???OMG

      8. And all the while, why the heck is that with so much opportunities available for women, still they try to live like parasites on husband property to become financially independent???

      9. Where is natural justice in the law, when women is at wrong wants to walk out of marriage(please dont say this is not happening…for god sake). And she will be given share in husband property only? Why is that women share not shared with husband???

      10. When we think that women support domestically while husband earn property that should be shared, why not property earned by women during sustenance of marriage be shared??? Why is the husband role not recognized in building matrimony home ??

      11. Happy if this law really take good care of erring husbands. But what about erring wifes??? Should not there be any clauses to stop the misuse of this law by erring wifes??? Wake up please

      12. I also want to give my 2 cents. When men marry, they only want to have good family, good wife and good home. They dont marry with the sole motive of abusing wifes for any matter((exceptions are highly negligible).

      Hence it is high time that this law be made gender neutral and replace word “WIFE” with “SPOUSE”.

      Any sensible thoughts are welcome but should have the knowledge of ground reality…instead if sitting and writing in one’s own bedroom comforts

      1. Kannan says:

        Well said!!.. And also replace “husband” also as “spouse”. This law is not going to help any poor people.

      2. sudhank says:

        Bhai Dil Khush Kar Diya !!

      3. Pallavi says:

        completely agree with the contentions made by you. Kudos!!

      4. pratibha says:

        u cant change others …u have to change urself….so….u all BECHARA….men…don’t marry….no women ….no property divided…..no headache……simple……….

        problem solved…..

        1. RATAN says:

          Pratibha – Rightly said, that is becoming the course of future soon. Some people talk about another possibility as well, a war. WW3 is going to be fought not between countries, continents, religion but between men and women of future:) god knows there after

      5. Lipsa Dash says:

        hey sunil—want to clear you something—
        point no-2- why a girl will respect her in-laws(SPECIALLY BLOODY MOTHER IN LAWS) who continue torture her for money by doing showoff that they will treat her as a DAUGHTER.
        point no-4- no girl want to ruin her life with a “man” by keeping sexual relationship just because some lakhs of money…
        point no-6- a noble wife when tolerate all these stupid things, still her in-laws complaining about her to their son & the husband or so called son of them without knowing anything starts abusing his wife..
        point no-7- cowards commit suicide..if they dont know how to treat a girl & balance his mother & wife they are not eligible for marriage..
        point no-12- a girl also starts a new life only to live peacefully not to create such disturbances..


        1. observer says:

          Hi Lipasha Dash, I agree with you whole heartedly. All men are brought up from child hood by their mother as ‘special ‘. Boys are treated better than girls , in poor/ middle / rich / rural / urban classes -Be it food , clothing , entertainment , studies , property . Reasoning is that,mother feels boys will take care of her in her old age. The economical formula is simple – Mother Looks after the boy for 22 yrs ( food / education ) , he will look after mother for another 38 yrs. Whole thing is disguised as MOTHERS LOVE. No mother accepts this openly, but if sons think wisely, they will realize this truth. Girls after being ill treated by their own family, will have to suffer from pampered husbands , mothers in law. Girls undergo physiological , psychological , emotional pain , in spite of which they study well, look after family , children and earn a lot. Women solve problems at home / office and can take any shock , whereas men cannot face simplest of problems and escape. At least, try to understand their problems and give them some peace. Kindly ponder – find out in you own circle of friends / relatives / colleagues – How many men cheat their wives , How many women cheat their husbands ??

          1. Hi observer

            Thanks for your sharing your valuable comment on this topic. Please keep sharing your views in future also


        2. observer says:

          Hi Lipasha Dash, I agree with you whole heartedly. Please do not get upset at these comments. Girls can do whatever a man can do , much better . It is proved in sectors where both are involved. Please read thro’ my previous post on February 16, 2015 at 4:49 pm . Please ponder — will any mother still love her son , without getting any monetary benefit from her son .

      6. RATAN says:

        Could not agree more…….with such a conclusive and data centric elaboration. But then probably cribbing will not help to get men free from this hell hole marriage. any thoughts on what could be a possible solution which can be worked sitting on mines of ground reality.

      7. observer says:

        Hi Sunil,
        Let the husband live in the wives house and adjust with his In- laws and other family members. Let husband look after aged In-laws. Let husband do half the work of wife ( waking up at 6 AM ,cooking , cleaning, feeding kids, teaching kids, working in office, talking kindly to in laws, entertaining wives side guests, helping wives family members education , spending for In laws health, nursing In laws, Not playing cards, Not wasting time reading newspaper / Watching cricket,Not tinkering 2 – 4 wheeler etc.). Then everything can be shared equally and divorce can be made gender neutral ( husband property / wife property etc., )

      8. aksh says:

        1. Why we biased about girl/ boy? why always girl child to die, hunger, insecure?
        2. Why INDIAN boys and their parents need dowry? why don’t they pay to girls family when they are taking a member of girls family? While taking dowry, no one argue or deny, but they have to pay off at the time of divorce, they cry a lot?
        3. Why All marriage expenses born by girls father?
        4. Why Girls should humiliated at inlaws place?

        This bill is right at its place, weather Indian men should change marriage system or they should not argue on divorce system.

        weather a girl is right of wrong, she has to leave her own house, her father has to make expenses for whole life,.

    3. Roni says:

      My two cents, not all men are culprit, so are not all women. So, if a man is really culprit, being abusive to his wife, the wife has many remedies available, including infamous 498A. If a woman is culprit, where does a man go? He at max genuinely file a divorce, and may get back in return all the remedies available to the wife / woman 🙂

      Now, can anyone guarantee, that a woman / wife never lies / misuses the remedies already made available to them? Official statistics (NCRB) says that ~98 % chances are there that these remedies are misused. In all those cases, mostly husband / his families goes to jail/ pay maintenance to his wife, and finally pay huge alimony and get a divorce. Supreme court has already termed it as Legal terrorism, due to its misuse.

      Finally, any penalty for misusing? I am still trying to find one. Ice on the cake, now they will be awarded with 50% property + other benefits for misusing!

      Still, I feel this law should be there for the real victims BUT its misuse must be stopped, else I doubt there will be anyone to use it !!!

    4. Thanks for your views Madhurie .. This law will be extremelly useful in genuine cases which are in extreme, but you also need to acknowledge that this leaves a loophole which can be misused .

    5. Sanjay says:

      Even 20% would have been good stake. 50% is too big number (to ignore). I think many women will use this law for material benefit or as a threat.

      I think bachelor men should start thinking about prenuptial agreement. Hi Manish, this is real topic for “personal” finance. Please come up with followup articles on how to mitigate this risk.

      I think after marriage I would go on spending spree as if there is not tomorrow (after marriage there wont be any) and I would try to get as much debt as possible. 🙂
      Ohh, will my wife share my 50% debt? or does the law apply only to property?

      1. Haha , good one .. debt is not shared by the way !

      2. PDP says:

        Many men are recommending here that it is better not to marry considering that the bill will give their hard-earned property to unscrupulous wives. My sincere suggestion to such men is PLEASE DO NOT MARRY.

        If there is so much fear is your hearts, and you think your future wife is an enemy that must be defeated, then it is better for you to NOT marry. If you think women marry to exploit you and cheat you, then it is better for you to not marry. Marriage requires a lot of trust and tolerance and not everybody has these qualities.

        I have seen many women care lovingly and patiently for their old husbands who cannot even sit up without help. They feed them, change them and bathe them.
        That devotion and love cannot be bought with money. It comes from years of a shared life, not because of the husband’s money or property.
        Remember this when you curse your wives the next time.

        1. Thanks for your views Preeti 🙂 .. I am on same page with you !

        2. pratibha says:

          I agreed…..totally

        3. Dinesh says:

          VERY TRUE DEAR

        4. DD says:

          I respect those ladies, my elder sister is one of them. She earns more than my bro in law, but same time take care of the whole family, her husband, son, never asks for help from her husband, rather she spends more than her husband.

          But these are rare cases nowadays. marriage is just a gamble nowadays, pure luck. Like my bro in law is lucky so he has got a good wife, like my sis, even though he is not earning well. But very rare now, women want to marry successful men only.

          Now the question is, the examples you gave here that women taking care of the old husbands or paralysed husbands etc (are these guaranteed? is it written as per law, if they do not do what if a man can do?). But those trends are changing fast, today’s so called educated women even do not want to cook for husband, still do you think they will look after their old husband when they grow old? no way. It is not sure if they will do or not. But for a man it is sure that, (the way laws are favouring women) they have to suffer a lot if they want to get rid of an abusive women.

    6. SUDHIR KAPOOR says:

      When the law for 498A IPC was enacted, similar views would have been expressed like Madhurie ji expressed herein above, but, it is now very well established that women are responsible for misusing the law of 498A IPC as held in large number of cases decided by Courts. Sanctity of marriage is losing its significance day by day and males are not sole responsible for abuse to the marriage. It would be inappropriate and ridiculous in saying (usually heard and got bored) that a fair law is passed after decades of harassment suffered by women. There are certainly the cases where married women are having extra-marital affairs and they abuse marriage openly. There may be numerous reasons apart from above where women are sole responsible for abusing nuptial knot. Kis Zamane Mein Baithi Hai Madhurie ji ?? Immense protection already is provided under the law yet not satisfied ?? If such proposed bills are passed, certainly, the time is coming where a man would think thousands of time before getting married. This proposed bill, if it is not passed yet, should not be passed in the future being completely unfair and biased as well as against of Constitutional provision of equality that may be liable to be struck down, otherwise, innocent husbands certainly would suffer a lot in the future and/or would apprehend in getting married.

  148. newboss says:

    Consider the case where Father and Son has acquired a joint property before son’s marriage but father has invested all the money. Now ‘Bad’ wife comes to son’s life and within short period it goes away with fathers 25% share. Strange Law ! its create more unsatisfied woman in society (of course due to lucrative 50% share) 🙂

    1. Yea .. the only thing what mattes is in whose name is the property !

  149. CMR says:

    This bill certainly will result in exploitation of men.

    Most marriages will have some kind of problems….but still husband and wife may be living together for many reasons like children, social status or more importantly financial security. But this bill will give opportunity to such women to become greedy and lead to divorce even for some silly reasons.

    Some points:
    Division of property should ideal be based on number of years of marriage otherwise one day old wife can walk away with the ancestral property of the husband for no fault of his.
    Division based on the contribution of husband and wife towards marriage and assets, of course housewives contribution should be considered.
    Also, it ideally should exclude the ancestral property and assets acquired before marriage but all movable and immovable property acquired after marriage can be divided.
    Division should also change based on the fault. If husband is at fault, give wife say 60% of property (again based on number of years of marriage), if wife is at fault, no share or say 10-20%.
    Status of wife should taken into consideration like her education, working status.
    Assets of wife and her share of her ancestral property also should be considered.

    1. Thanks for your detailed views and observations !

      1. Sahil says:

        I totally agree with CMR’s view.

        Well written article Manish !
        This is kinda scary and gives a big reason for not getting married 😉


        1. Haha .. I too agree with his views, but I am married already 🙂 . No ctrl-z option here 🙂

  150. Sandeep says:

    In the murky world of ‘power politics’ & world domination, exporting domestic troubles of one country to another is a much favoured game. It is in this respect, this whole game needs to be looked at.

    Controlling the population growth of other countries, propagating ‘women-rights’, etc etc comes under this.
    See blogs like http://prassoon.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/female-feticide-%E2%80%93-a-mysterious-propaganda/ ; http://prassoon.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/is-boy-preference-a-brain-product-of-cfr/

    We have to analyse which all organisations were behind this ‘up coming law’. List out all the organisations & identify the funds provider of these organisations .
    You will not be surprised to know that majority will be coming from ‘Phoren’ lands.

    1. Thanks for sharing your views on this topic !

  151. Mihir Naik says:

    Kinda helpful advice.. One more reason added to list of “not going for marriage”…!

    1. Raman says:

      Agreed, It seems men can’t marry now or may be we’ll ask for a divorce before parents transfer property to us.
      This is what is called ilogical law. It will increase instances of violence against women. This is unfortunate. Such a narrow vision of Indian stupid politicians.

      1. Can you share how it will increase violence against women because of this law ? The law makers might have brought in to reduce the violence ! 🙂

        1. Raman says:

          Pretty Simple.
          Mens’ families will never agree to part with their hard earned property. So, the families where women are suppressed, the violence will increase because a divorce will simply mean parting with property and we all know what property and gold mean to Indian families.

          On the other hand, in tier one cities opposite will happen. Women will misuse the law just like dowry law is being misused in those cities by aware women.

          So, educated men loose a lot and women loose in any situation where family is of moderate or traditional values.

          1. Raman

            Thanks for your views. I am not sure how many will agree with that. Another view can say the family will not do violence because they know if they increase it , the women will take divorce to end up the relationship.


            1. Raman says:

              Manish: It seems you live in a Tier 1 city where people are mostly educated and many women independent.
              But every case where women are dependent, families are traditional and women know less about law (which is the case with most of India), violence is bound to increase whenever property etc. comes into picture. It is even possible that women who want divorce are suppressed not to ask for one because that may mean parting with ancestral property as well.

            2. Raman

              I live in tier 1 city , but I belong to small town of UP and well aware of plight of women . Also I dont disagree with you that what you said will not happen, different sections of society will react in different way, for some part what you said will be applicable and for some what lawmakers feel will happen.

            3. Praveen says:

              I totally agree with Raman. This law will surely not help the poor and needy victims of divorced women. But surely it will be manipulated by wealthy and educated women to their advantage. In extreme case, the powerful men can even resort to murder, instead of just seeking divorce. While a man from educated and cultured background might have to suffer .

            4. Raman says:

              Thanks for putting my message in right words, Praveen. The law will not help those it is intended for and will in fact do the opposite for both genders.
              Gender based laws always end up getting misused.

            5. Suraj Singh says:

              I totally agree with Raman.This law is completely biased,because it does not says anything about women property.Why women can have only share in men property,why not men can have share in women property.
              And even if this has been included in this law,then also it can not help women,because it will lead to legal dowry system,because before marriage men family will starts demanding the papers which insures the share of women in their parental properties,and girls parents have to do it,as they are doing now by giving dowry.

            6. Anil says:

              It’s A vote Bank Policy. Congress party Rules and Bargains Power ,Playing with this kind of tricks and tact’s

            7. Rahul says:

              This kind of law will be very useful for gold digger women who wants to earn quick money . Why a man who has bought some property through his hard earned money share 50 % property to his wife who hasn’t earned a single penny and what are the duties of her father after her marriage .. nothing . Now many bloody parents will ask their daughter to get married and dump her husband and bring husband’s 50 % property for their luxury. Such a stupid and idiot law .. totally anti male law .. This kind of law will encourage more suicides. This bill should not be passed .

            8. Thanks for your views on this topic !

            9. Deepak says:

              This is exactly what I am facing and now in dialemma as to what can I do?

        2. ashok singh bisht says:

          I am also a new who facing case from wife’s side but I have no property own ever and my mother have but now only asking for maintenance only as I have my daughters custody which of ⁴ yes age ,clearly misusing law Asian want her to take her home back she refuses in caw mediation.. and in first hearing at family court as we filed section 9 also next hearing is on 2 Feb where have to give reply there and they have to also of section9 we filed

          1. So whats your question here ?

      2. Pinak says:

        I agree, this may lead to increase in violence. my parents have worked hard to earn money and invested in properties which are in my name. thnx to this stupid law she can make a claim on it. last thing a man wants is to see his parents hard earned money go to his ex-wife.. Irrespective of the reason for failure of marriage. this law will only empower the gold diggers.

        1. Pallavi says:

          This new definitely is a huge point of concern…innocent men have everything on stake…not just their property but their peace of mind and also their piece of happiness!!

      3. vijay says:

        Mr raman in future feminist will ask for property of unmarried mens also.
        feminist will ask women are weak. so she should be given his husbans unmarried brothers property also.
        many feminist will ask . then politicians will agree.

        if men are silent feminist will ask for unmarrid mens property also.

    2. We can only be jealous of you 😉

    3. k.b.n.srujan says:

      only congress government brings all anti men laws.no man will vote for it.

      1. Xavier says:

        Congress is the reason for the plight of men in India. Never for the congress again.

    4. k.b.n.srujan says:

      congress government brings all anti men laws.so,no men should vote for it.

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