Unfounded allegations of extra-marital affair against spouse amounts to cruelty: Delhi High Court

The court said that such allegations are an assault on mental health of a spouse and and cause suffering.

The Delhi High Court has held that unfounded accusations of unchastity or extra-marital relationship is a grave assault on character, reputation and health of a spouse which causes mental pain, and suffering and, therefore, amounts to cruelty [Jyoti Yadav v Neeraj Yadav].

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