But one recent divorcee, a 26-year-old teacher from Bombay, said she knew on her honeymoon that her marriage was doomed: her husband ordered her to eat her dinner, even though she was not hungry.Another said she was forbidden to wear skirts and was berated if she arrived home late from work.The key to success has been the focus on attracting a smart and modern audience consisting of British Asian professionals.The dating events are broken down by religion, age and location.It comes following seven petitions from Muslim women and rights groups who have been campaigning to get the practice outlawed in the country.The bench responsible for making the decision is made up of five men from five different religions: Chief Justice JS Khehar, who is Sikh, Justice Kurian Joseph, who is Christian, Justice Rohinton Nariman, who is Parsi, Justice Uday Lalit, who is Hindu, and Justice Abdul Nazeer, who is Muslim.
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Her organisation runs pre-marriage classes to help women adapt.
"We try to teach them how to live in their joint families - how to serve their husbands and their family - because we believe this is the most stable environment for newly wedded couples."In our experience love marriages encounter far more problems because couples are left to cope alone and cannot rely on the support and moral guidance of their parents."But many "new women" are not so sure.