1[In any proceeding for divorce or judicial separation or restitution of
conjugal rights, the respondent may not only oppose the relief sought on the
ground of petitioners adultery, cruelty or desertion, but also make a
counter-claim for any relief under this Act on that ground; and if the
petitioners adultery, cruelty or desertion is proved, the court may give to the
respondent any relief under this Act to which he or she would have been entitled
if he or she had presented a petition seeking such relief on that ground.]
1. Ins by Act 68 of 1976, s. 17, (w.e.f. 27-5-1976).