Tough divorce law makes couples go in for separation
A law that makes it difficult to get a divorce may not have kept unhappy married couples together. Census data released this week suggests these couples were splitting up anyway, without a divorce.
For every divorcee recorded by the census, there was an average of two more who told enumerators that they too had separated from their spouses. For Hindus, there were three more separated people for every divorcee.
The data comes against the backdrop of the NDA government’s move to drop a muchdebated bill that would give legal sanctity to live-in relationships and make it easier for Hindus to get a divorce.
Angry Air India passengers have been tweeting comments and pictures of broken seats, torn storage space and dysfunctional toilets in flights, particularly on international routes. While the problems of poor cabin upkeep have been reported earlier by cabin crew inflight reports, the latest flurry of angry complaints has hit social media over the past few days.
AI chief Ashwani Lohani did not comment on the reason behind the poor upkeep, but said, “We are taking all measures to improve the cabin.”