Maybe she still loves you, a Bombay High Court (HC) division bench of justices V M Kanade and F M Reis told a Bhayander resident Thursday as his estranged wife pleaded he take her back.
The wife moved out of the house of the man in 2004 alleging his sister had warned him not to have children without her permission.
The man claimed he and wife cohabited only for two weeks after an arranged marriage on April 4,2004. Challenging a family court order of July 2012 to pay the wife alimony,he said she made various allegations and refused to return to his house for nine years.
His lawyer Murtaza Najmi said the kind of allegations the wife made it was evident she did not love his client. He said his client did not want to live with his estranged wife after nine years of separation.
Najmi said the wife accused his client of demanding dowry after marriage and filed a case of harassment against him and his family.
He said the allegation that sister of the man had told him not to conceive without her permission was false as the sister did not live with him.
The wife,on the other hand,claimed they lived together only for five days. She sought restitution of her conjugal rights. Her lawyer Bhagyashree Jakhade said she was willing to return to her matrimonial home and there was nothing more she wanted.
The husband claimed soon after marriage,the wife went to her parental home and did not return for nine years.
High Court told Najmi to ask his client if he was willing to cohabit with his wife again and adjourned the case till April 24.