Daughter-in-law or housemaid

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Offline riaduzzaman

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Daughter-in-law or housemaid
« on: May 15, 2013, 10:24:12 PM »
 Daughter-in-law should be treated as a family member and not housemaid, and she cannot be "thrown out of her matrimonial home at any time", the Supreme Court of India has said, while expressing concern over instances of brides being burnt and tortured in the country.

The apex court said a bride must be respected in her matrimonial home as it "reflects the sensitivity of a civilized society."

"A daughter-in-law is to be treated as a member of the family with warmth and affection and not as a stranger with respectable and ignoble indifference. She should not be treated as a house maid. No impression should be given that she can be thrown out of her matrimonial home at any time," a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra said.

The apex court made the observations while upholding the sentence of seven-year jail term to a man for torturing his wife, who committed suicide.(Times of India)
Md.Riaduzzaman
Sr. Lecturer, Department of Law
Daffodil International University
Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Offline Farhana Helal Mehtab

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Re: Daughter-in-law or housemaid
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 01:36:06 PM »
This write up was read  more than 100 times but  finding no reply! Taking the opportunity to write on it.

Further the bench added:
"Respect of a bride in her matrimonial home glorifies the solemnity and sanctity of marriage, reflects the sensitivity of a civilised society and eventually epitomises her aspirations dreamt of in nuptial bliss. But the manner in which sometimes the bride is treated in many a home by the husband, in-law and the relatives creates a feeling of emotional numbness in society.”

"It is a matter of grave concern and shame that brides are burned or otherwise their life-sparks are extinguished by torture, both physical and mental, because of demand of dowry and insatiable greed and sometimes, sans demand of dowry, because of cruelty and harassment meted out to the nascent brides, treating them with total insensitivity, destroying their desire to live and forcing them to commit suicide, a brutal self-humiliation of life," the bench said.

Dear forum readers, this is a verdict which has been given recently but some hundred years back it was said by our Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Islam clearly explains how a bride should be treated by her in laws.

Thanks a lot Riad for writing on an interesting verdict.

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Re: Daughter-in-law or housemaid
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 10:57:10 AM »
I am agree with your views. But now we should emphasis on its implementation.

Offline Ferdousi Begum

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Re: Daughter-in-law or housemaid
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 12:08:25 PM »
We should change our mentality.