Women in city top list of divorcees
18 Mar 2008, 0131 hrs IST
DELHI/MUMBAI: Women from Mumbai top the list of divorcees across the country in the age group of 15 to 49, according to a government survey. “In Mumbai, 0.4% of women opted for a divorce in 2005-06. The figure for Delhi and Chennai was 0.2% and 0.1% for Kolkata,” women and child development minister Renuka Chowdhary told the Rajya Sabha on Monday, citing the National Family Health Survey.
Lawyers in Mumbai said divorce cases had soared in the last few years and the bulk of those approaching the family court were in their late-20s and mid-30s. Increasingly, many couples are going in for a mutual consent divorce but a majority of the petitions are still filed on grounds of cruelty.