Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, who has been making his mark since taking over as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, has recently unveiled a new tradition. It is worth mentioning the CJI's latest solution to a marital dispute that has brought the two together after talking to a couple who split up twenty years ago. There is widespread appreciation for his initiative. How he corrected them as a family elder has aroused interest in legal circles across the country.
Going into details, Srinivasa Sharma, who is the Deputy Tehsildar of Guntur District Gurjala, was married in 1998 to a woman named Shanti and had a son in 1999. The couple has been separated since 2001, Srinivasa Sharma sends monthly maintenance to his wife and child. Referring to the matter, the lawyer told the court that if his sentence was increased and he was sent to jail, he would lose his job. Therefore, it would not be possible to send monthly payments to his wife and both parties would suffer. The case has come up for hearing recently.
The CJI told the lawyers that the dispute should be resolved with the consent of the husband and wife and summoned them to attend video conference hearing and spoke to both of them. Finally, on the initiative of the Chief Justice, the couple said that they would be together and that they would give an affidavit along with a promise not to quarrel over small matters. The couple agreed to stay together. With this, the CJI suggested withdrawing the case. The Chief Justice made key remarks on the occasion saying, "Do not quarrel over small things understand each other and live with each other."