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Wedlock losing cement to keep couples together
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Dec 15: Wedlock is not set in cement as stronger as it was back in the day. As fallouts of modernization and women being more fincially independent cases of failing marriages and cases of divorce are rising up in Guwahati.
Speaking to this reporter, Secretary of Women’s Legal Aid Cell, Guwahati Mamta Chatterjee said: “Women are getting educated, becoming aware of their rights and equality of gender; and most importantly, becoming fincially self-independent. So, we’re receiving more number of cases every day. They come to us asking for legal aid against violence meted out to them by their husbands.”
“In 2016 we registered more than 117 cases of domestic violence by men against females in families, which rose to more than 300 such cases in 2017. The fact is that violence against women in families has been happening since a long time back, but voice against such violence is heard nowadays because of awareness,” Chatterjee added.
Chatterjee said this is not good news that the marriages are failing, but it is good that women are speaking against violence. She said these failing marriages also psychologically affect the children of those families. She said that they are trying their level best to restore peace in families that register cases in their cell by providing counselling to both parties. When a case goes to the court, the procedure comes under the law and that becomes lengthier. It also affects the children more. When it is necessary, she said, they send cases to the court for legal action.
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