“Even as people from western countries are turning to our tradition and culture, the attitude of people here to just blindly adopt the practices in western countries has resulted in more matrimonial disputes in family courts,” observed Justice P. Jyothimani, Judge of the Madras High Court, on Friday.

He was speaking at the First State Conference of Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Lawyers hosted by Coimbatore Women Advocates’ Association.

Indiscriminate and blind passion for culture of westerners has resulted in more domestic disharmony leading to more divorce petitions being filed in family courts.

Justice S. Vimala, Judge of the Madras High Court, said that woman advocates required enormous endurance and patience as they work 24 hours at the house as well as in the court and in their chamber. She also released the conference souvenir and the first copy was received by Hema Sampath, senior lawyer from Chennai.

Amee Yajnik, vice-president of All India Federation of Women Lawyers Association, said that very soon, a website would be hosted for young woman lawyers to register their opinions and even home-makers could visit the site to get the required awareness. Saraswathi Rengasami, Chairperson of Tamil Nadu State Commission for Women, P. Nandhakumar, president of Coimbatore Bar Association, R. Thenmozhi, president of Coimbatore Women Advocates’ Association, and K. Santhakumari, president and J. Nisha Banu, secretary of Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Lawyers, took part.

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