Calcutta HC’s Stance on First Wife’s Rights Amidst Second Marriage!

The Calcutta High Court has ruled that a husband who has married for the second time is still duty bound to provide for his first wife. The court made this ruling in a case involving a woman named Sefali Khatun, who was married to her husband in 2003. The couple had two children together. However, in 2012, the husband married another woman and drove Sefali out of the matrimonial home. Sefali filed a petition in the family court seeking maintenance from her husband. The family court ordered the husband to pay Rs. 6,000 per month as maintenance to Sefali. However, the husband challenged the order in the sessions court, which reduced the maintenance amount to Rs. 4,000.

Sefali then appealed the sessions court order in the Calcutta High Court. The high court upheld the family court’s order and directed the husband to pay Rs. 6,000 per month as maintenance to Sefali. The high court held that a husband who marries for the second time is still legally bound to provide for his first wife. The court said that this is because the first wife has a right to financial support from her husband, regardless of whether he marries again. The court also said that the husband’s financial obligation to his first wife does not end simply because he marries again.

This ruling is a significant victory for women’s rights in India. It sends a message that husbands cannot simply abandon their first wives and marry again without any consequences. Husbands who marry for the second time are still legally bound to provide for their first wives. This ruling will help to ensure that women who are abandoned by their husbands are not left without financial support.

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