Woman alleges husband 'fat shamed' her, files divorce plea

Published: Aug 28, 2019, 09:31 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Ghaziabad

The woman alleged her husband tortured her mentally over her weight and often made humiliating remarks about her in front of other people. She also added that he forced her to drink alcohol and beat her when she denied

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In a shocking inicident, a 27-year-old woman has submitted a plea for divorce in a Ghaziabad court on the ground that her husband constantly body shames her for being overweight. According to the plea, the husband allegedly tortured her mentally by constantly calling her fat. The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate has accepted the plea of the woman and statements of both sides will be recorded.

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According to Indian Express, the woman hails from Bijnor and got married in Meerut in 2014, from where her husband hails. The husband has a degree in software engineering from a private university and works in Noida in an international firm. The couple shifted in 2016 to a flat in Indirapuram and have been residing there ever since. According to the plea, initially, the husband did not make any humiliating remarks towards his wife but after shifting to Ghaziabad, he started visiting social gatherings but would refuse to take the woman with him on the pretext that she was too "fat", the woman alleged.

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The woman also added that her husband would also prevent her from attending parties. According to the news agency, the woman also claimed that he subjected her to mental torture over her weight by often making humiliating remarks in front of other people about her fitness. She also claimed that her husband forced her to consume alcohol and thrash her when she refused.

In another incident, a 20-year-old woman filed for divorce from her husband because he stopped her from playing the online game, PUBG."The woman justified her demand for divorce by saying that she was being deprived of her right to chose her means of entertainment as she derived pleasure and comfort from the game," stated Captain Wafa Khalil, Director of Social centre at Ajman Police.

Captain Al Hosani told Gulf News that it was one of the most bizarre cases that the centre had ever received in regards to the online game. Hosani said that an Arab woman came to seek help after a dispute over PUBG. "It was well within limits, she said, adding that she had not activated the chat option where she would be exposed to strangers and was playing the game only with her friends and relatives," said Hosani. The wife stated that her husband feared that she would get addicted to the game which will lead her being negligent in her duties towards her family.

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