• Sunday, March 03, 2024

Human Interest

Indian woman seeks divorce as husband takes her to Ayodhya for honeymoon & not Goa

Her husband allegedly booked flight tickets to the holy towns of Ayodhya and Varanasi as his mother wanted to visit them and not to Goa as they agreed.

(L-R) A popular beach in India’s Goa and the newly consecrated Ram temple in Ayodhya in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. (ANI Photos)

By: Shubham Ghosh

IN a incident that might leave many Hindu disciples and admirers of Lord Ram offended, a newly married woman in Bhopal in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has approached a family court for divorce after her husband took her to the holy towns of Ayodhya and Varanasi instead of Goa, a popular seaside destination, for honeymoon.

According to a report by India’s Free Press Journal, the case was reported at the court on January 19, just three days ahead of the consecration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. It happened 10 days after the couple returned home from their trip. They got married in August last year.

The woman said that both her husband, who works in the information technology sector, and herself draw good salaries and it was not a big deal for them to travel overseas for their honeymoon, the report added.

She alleged that her husband rejected her idea of going for an overseas honeymoon saying that he had to take care of his parents and insisted on visiting an Indian destination. The wife agreed and a trip to Goa and South India was decided upon.

But as it turned out, the husband booked flight tickets to the holy towns of Ayodhya and Varanasi as his mother wanted to see Ayodhya ahead of the consecration ceremony of January 22, the Free Press Journal reported. It was alleged that the woman was informed about the trip to the northern cities on the eve of the flight. She did not say anything then but moved the court once they were back from the trip.

She also accused her husband of caring more about his family than her.

The latter said she was creating an issue out of nothing. The couple were being counselled.

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