Divorce via video-conferencing 4

They met on the net. They fell in love. Their love bloomed into marriage. God gifted them with a child. Now they want divorce. Straight out of a film? But it is real.

The wife is Indian and husband is NRI. They started chatting on the net. After sometime, they decided to marry. He came to India and they got married in Delhi in 2001. She migrated to US where they had a child. After one-and–half year she came back to India. She had now filed a case for divorce in Tis Hazari court in Delhi.

The NRI husband has agreed to pay Rs. 30 lakhs as compensation to Indian wife. They have also agreed for husband to use video conferencing to depose in the case, as it will be difficult for him to come to Delhi to attend every hearing for want of time and money.

It will be the first such case in a Delhi court. Let us see how it goes through. Last year, such a case came before a Chennai court but was suspended due to glitches. Will Delhi set a new trend?