India: How Priti Paid The Price And Made Her Peace






Publication: Women's Feature Service
Author: Singh, Anjali
Date published: May 3, 2010

This is the story of Priti Saini, a woman who is being projected as the example of an 'ideal Indian wife' by family courts in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Despite the fact that Priti's husband had an affair, sent goons to kill her and even abducted their son to torture her, today Priti is giving their 'marriage' another chance. This after she filed a case against her husband who was subsequently suspended from his job and had to spend time in jail. What made her choose reconciliation? Some legal eagles contend that it's the long wait for justice that breaks a woman's resolve; others have a more disturbing explanation: Any marital dispute can be worked out given space and time. But should a woman make such a peace at a high cost to herself?

* Ironically, the couple is flaunted as a success story at family courts. Their case is put before warring couples, who are told that if the Sainis can make it work, any couple can live happily ever after!

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