Mumbai, Sep 23: The Bombay High Court declared that calling husband names like 'bhondu", 'pagal", 'bewakoof" or teasing him about his low educational qualification does not amount to cruelty.
The rule followed after a 33-year-old husband from Pune filed an application to end his 2003 marriage with his wife.
''The husband should not have been so sensitive even if a few words were uttered by the wife," said a division bench of Justice P B Majumdar and Justice R V More.
The judges added that such things can't be grounds for breaking marriages.
''In family life, between a husband and wife, occasionally there may be some exchange of wit, anger, jokes or satire; that itself may not be treated as an act of cruelty,"" said the judges.