A woman in India files divorce case after his husband has not changed his Facebook relationship status from being ‘Single’ to ‘Married’ even after the two months of their marriage.
The 28 year old lady has approached to her family court seeking divorce by stating the reason that she cannot trust him after he failed to announce their marriage status on the social networking website.
The Telugu couple had an arranged marriage just two months ago. The case has been filed in the Aurangabad court of State of Maharashtra.
According to a leading Indian newspaper, her husband in his defense told the court that he had forgotten to update his status, as he don’t use the Facebook regularly. The judge has given both the parties six months to undergo counseling.
“I came to know of the above incident from the magistrate in the Aurangabad court,” Subhash, High Court advocate, said.
“The Hyderabadi husband had told the judge that he was so busy post marriage with family and his furniture business that he really had no time to check his FB or change his status.
“He was willing to do so now or even de-activate his account, however, the woman was not keen to continue with the marriage and she says her husband might be doing things behind her back and she couldn’t trust him,” he said.
According to lawyers, Facebook is now increasingly being used as a source of evidence in many cases and even caused many relationship breakdowns.
The social networking website was cited as a reason for a third of divorces last year, in which unreasonable behaviour was a factor, according to law firm Divorce-Online.
The firm also reported that they had seen a 50 percent jump in the number of divorce petitions that contained the word ‘Facebook’ in the past two years.
“Facebook has become the primary method for communicating with friends for many people,” Mark Keenan, managing director of Divorce-Online, said.
“People contact ex-partners and the messages start as innocent, but lead to trouble.
“If someone wants to have an affair or flirt with the opposite sex then it’s the easiest place to do it,” Keenan said.
Thirty three per cent of the 5,000 behavior petitions filed with the firm in the past year mentioned the site.
There is no doubt in saying that the social networking giant Facebook is like the past record dairy where sometimes spouses find old messages, inappropriate photos and other activities you have been done thinking that no one will come to know them ever.
Sourced from Indian Express.