Man Divorces Wife For Cooking Instant Noodles Every Day for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner – Nothing But Sexist Stereotypes Was Stopping Him from Cooking for Himself.
Marriage doesn’t make people more mature… marriage seems to make some people very petty.
by KHALID LAWS | The National Desk
Tuesday, June 7th 2022
MYSURU, India (TND) — A judge said that a man divorced his wife for cooking him instant noodles every day for every meal.
During a news conference, ML Raghunath, a principal district and sessions court judge in India, presented what he called a “Maggi Case,” according to Insider.
“The husband said his wife did not know how to prepare any food other than Maggi noodles. It was noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” Raghunath said. “He complained that his wife went to the provision store and brought only instant noodles.”
The couple eventually both agreed to a divorce, the judge said. According to India’s Special Marriage Act of 1954, the couple must live separately for one year and then agree to finalize the divorce.
… Despite India’s low divorce rate, Ragunath has said that there has been an increase in couples divorcing in recent years.
…Raghunath also said that divorces are more prevalent in urban areas than in rural neighborhoods, due to the treatment of women in India.
“We get divorce petitions more from urban areas than rural parts. In rural areas, village panchayats intervene and settle the problems,” he said. Women have no independence and their fear of society and family sentiments force them to cope with the situation. But in cities, women are educated and financially independent.”
‘It was noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner’
by Neasa Cumiskey
June 8, 2022
A man in India divorced his wife for cooking him instant noodles for every meal, according to a judge.
Principal district and sessions court judge ML Raghunath spoke about the case during a press conference in Mysuru, a city in southwestern India.
He explained that this case – referred to as the “Maggi case” – came up when he was the district judge in Ballari in Karnataka, India.
Raghunath said that the man grew increasingly frustrated with his wife for continuously serving him Maggi instant noodles, The New Indian Express reported.
… Some couples have filed for divorce after just one day of marriage over issues like putting salt on the wrong side of the plate, stitching the wrong colour into their wedding suit, not talking to their partner enough, and for not taking the wife out on dates.
…“Divorce cases are increasing drastically over the years. Couples have to stay together for at least a year before seeking divorce. If there was no such law, there would be divorce petitions filed directly from wedding halls,” he explained.