Mumbai Lawyer Argues Woman Has "Many Boyfriends". Bombay High Court Judge's Objection
The Bombay High Court today reprimanded an advocate, appearing for a woman who had filed a complaint of domestic violence against her daughter, for arguing that the daughter had many boyfriends.
A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale was hearing a petition filed by a city-based woman seeking to cancel the proceedings initiated against her by a lower court in connection with a complaint lodged by her mother under the Domestic Violence Act.
The woman's advocate Kenny Thakkar told the court that the petitioner has to go to Australia for higher education and hence sought for the complaint to be dismissed.
She further argued that there was no evidence to prove the allegations levelled against the petitioner.
The advocate appearing for the complainant's mother, however, opposed the plea and said the petitioner has many boyfriends.