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18-Nov-2009  
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An Indian woman divorced her husband after he refused to allow her to watch soap operas.The husband's ban led to daily arguments between the couple from Pune, south-east of Mumbai, reports the Daily News and Analysis newspaper.

Eventually, the wife decided the situation was unbearable and she filed for divorce.Television soap operas have a huge following in India, particularly among housewives or women who work as domestic help.

Granting her application, a family court judge said the husband had been picking arguments with his wife for more than four years "on the grounds that she was seeing Hindi serials on TV channels".It added: "The respondent (husband) was not allowing the petitioner (wife) to see programmes on TV as per her choice."

The divorce ruling was given in August, but details only recently emerged when the ex-husband applied to the high court to overturn the decision, which also gave the woman custody of the couple's six-year-old child.

His lawyers argued in court that the woman's claims of cruel treatment against her were false and were part of the normal "wear and tear" of married life, the newspaper said.
 
 
 
 

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