40% marriages in Mumbai end up in divorce!

Last updated on Jan 25, 2008

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

Is there something going wrong with Indian marriages?  Well, new data and study shows that ~40% of all marriages in Mumbai and Thane are ending up in courts!  Pressures of modern day life?  Probably.

For every five weddings registered in Mumbai and Thane since 2002, family courts have received two applications for divorce.Exactly 104,287 marriages were registered in Mumbai and Thane between January 2002 and October 2007. During the same period, the family courts in the two districts received 44,922 applications for divorce. Figures for 2007 bear out the trend. Mumbai and Thane registered 17,221 marriages between January and October last year. There were 7,813 applications for divorce within the same time span.

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