Archive for June, 2007

Dowry Harassment Or Mental Sickness

Looks like the Rajkot police had a woman attempting to commit suicide in their station as they didn’t “Help” her with her dowry harassment complaint. This feels more like a case of mental sickness than dowry harassment.

Here is the link from HT

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School Teacher Acquitted In 498A Case

Here is an inspiring story of a very forgiving school teacher and father in law. The cops humiliated him and his family.

Download the pdf here: School teacher Paraded by cops praised by court

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Consequences Of Filing False 498A Cases

There is a lot written about horror faced by families who get entangled in 498A cases, but nothing is said about the consequences faced by women who file these cases, if the plan backfires. 498A is ultimately a gamble. These women file cases at the advice of their lawyers, close relatives with vested interests or just to persecute the hubby and in-laws or to defraud the hubby and his family as they know that this law is actually designed to be more effective as a tool for extortionists and blackmailers than for protecting women facing dowry harassment or domestic violence.

The best source to know more about the consequences of filing a false case is the document by Madhu Purnima Kishwar (http://tinyurl.com/2rbmxs). She is a respected fighter for women’s rights, unlike the tabloid feminists of today who misrepresent facts and who hog the headlines with shrill statements (remember the Pooja Chauhan episode?).

Read this article in the LATimes to get an idea about what divorced womens finances look like.

I think you need to read what she has to say. I’ve put together a few points of my own:

  • Divorce after a 498A is guaranteed. 498A is a nuclear weapon. It should never be used for any other purpose than what it was intended for, which was to protect women from dowry harassment. It was not designed to allow it be used to settle scores or as an extortion tool. If the accused fight back, the filers of a false 498A will face the consequences.
  • She won’t get married again. The reason being our very conservative society. Feminism may be a fashionable thing to bandy about, but no family, including the family of the filer of a false 498A, would like to admit one of their own into their homes. This is all about power politics in relationships and once it is known that a woman had filed a false 498A, she will be treated like radioactive material.
  • Her sister(s) may eventually run off with the milkman or something along similar lines may happen as they risk remaining spinsters.
  • Any sisters-in-law she may have will turn against her as time goes by. Her brothers may not get married again. Think about this. Would you be willing to send your sister/daughter into a home where there is woman who has quarreled with a decent husband and used the law to terrorize him and his family? How happy would your sister/daughter be in a home like that? How secure would a family feel, if the sister of the woman who filed a false 498A enters the house as a bride? It also says a lot about that family that they did not discourage her from doing so.
  • The filer of a false 498A may face arrest under Section 182. The sentence may range up to 6 months.
  • If kids are involved, their well-being may be threatened as fathers play a crucial role in the up bringing of a child. A 498A almost always results in a divorce.
  • If the 498A is being filed at the instigation of close relatives and for no valid justification, be assured of this, once the relatives get what they want, they will abandon the woman.
  • The woman may get fined by the court for filing false charges. Click here for the news article.

Go through the The 498A Survival Kit if you anticipate a false 498A.

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Women Are More Violent

Here is a link to an article on BBC online.

Women are more violent

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News Items Relating To Section 182

Here is the link: Chandigarh Police FAQ

This will give a clear idea about section 182.

Here is an excerpt:

“Is it an offence to register/lodge false FIR ?
Yes.
Lodging of a false FIR/complaint is punishable under IPC.

Such an informant/complainant can be proceeded against under section 182 IPC or under section 211 IPC by the police. Private person against whom false FIR/complaint has been lodged can also file complaint in the court for the offence of defamation. ”

Here is a list of news Items about Section 182.

All the cases above are trivial ones. No one is hurt, nobody has their fundamental rights violated, no one is subjected to the blackmail or extortion.

Why don’t the cops start registering cases against these women who abuse 498A ?

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An RTI For The Pay Of The MPs

Some guy has filed an RTI against the MPs.

Here is my question. If a guy can file an RTI against the MPs, why can’t the 498A affected folks file RTIs against the cops, if they feel the officer did not do his duty ?

Here is the link the article from HT

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A Total Cop Out

Here is an article from HT: A Total Cop Out

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Violence against women: Good practices in combating violence against women”

Madhu Kishwar got it right. She exposes the Indian feminists to be the hypocrites they are in this article from 2005.

Here is the article:Violence against women: Good practices in combating violence against women”

The Indian Domestic Violence Act: Behind The Scenes

Looks like there was a lot of action behind the scenes. Here are some pdfs that explain what I mean:

This happened on March 15th 2002.

Here is the link to the pdf: COMMENTS BY MR. ARUN JAITLEY, Union Minister For Law And Justice, in defence of the GOI Domestic Violence Bill Given to women’s groups on March 15, 2002

Here is a comment by Indira Jaising:

“There should be a policy underlying every legislation. The only possible objective of a law on domestic violence can only be to Stop Violence. Whereas the policy of the GOI Draft seems to be to preserve the family and the marriage, and the same is already achieved by all the marriage laws and civil laws. The only “unoccupied field” is protecting a woman from domestic violence and this present draft does not achieve that.”

Here is the pdf if the link is inactive: GOI DVA Bill Original Version Comments

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Lonely Man With A Lathi: The Indian Police Constable

This is an article written by the SSP of Haridwar about the plight of the Indian police constables. His name is Abhinav Kumar IPS, and you can read about him here.

He talks about what this reservation agitation by the Gurjars is all about.

Here is the link to the IE article: Lonely Man With A Lathi

Here are other articles by him:

This guy is quite a warrior. You can read about what he did here

Here is an excerpt:

Journalist-turned-policeman Abhinav Kumar was recently posted to Dehra Dun as Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP). Soon after his transfer, Kumar claims, he discovered that a Rs 1-lakh computer system given to the department by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd was neither present in his office nor registered in the property list at the local police lines.

Kumar says that after he made discreet enquiries among the staff members, he was told that the computer was actually installed at the residence of his predecessor, Sharad Sachhan. The ASP says he made verbal requests to Sachhan to return the computer, but Sachhan didn’t do so, forcing him to lodge an FIR against the officer two months ago.

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An Explanation Of Section 182 Of IPC

This is a judgment of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The judgment gives an explanation of Section 182, which is a criminal offence, if a false complaint is made. I hope we’ll see more use of this section, especially in 498A cases.

A word of caution. Section 182 must be filed within 1 year from the date of exoneration.

Here is the excerpt from the judgment:

Whenever any information is given to the authorities and when the said authority found that the averments made in the complaint were false, it is for the said authority to initiate action under Section 182 I.P.C. The offence under Section 182 I.P.C. is punishable with imprisonment for a period of six months or with fine or with both. When the authorities themselves found in the years 1996 and 1997 after due investigation that the averments made by Ashwani Kumar in his complaint were false, it is for them to initiate proceedings immediately or within the prescribed period as provided under Section 468 Code of Criminal Procedure. The acceptance of the cancellation report by the Court is immaterial. It does not save the limitation under Section 468 Cr.P.C. which prescribes the period of one year for taking cognizance if offence is punishable, with imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year. Since the offence under Section 182 I.P.C. is punishable with imprisonment for a period of six months only, the authority should file the complaint under Section 182 I.P.C. within one year from the date when that authority found that the allegations made in the complaint were false. Since more than four years lapsed from the date when the authority found the allegations were false, no question of filing any complaint under Section 182 I.P.C. at this belated stage arises.

Here is the pdf of the judgment: An Explanation Of Section 182 Of IPC

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The SC Takes The Lead On Police Reform

Here is the link to CHRI

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UNICEF Chief In India Accused Of Attempted Rape !!!!

I just stumbled onto this at Desicritics.

Here is the link: UNICEF (India) Chief Accused of Attempted Rape

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The Equal Justice Foundation

I came across the website of The Equal Justice Foundation.

Here is an excerpt from their website.

“Arrests without a warrant, forcing citizens from their homes and children with nothing more than the clothes on their back, searches without a warrant, seizures of their property without redress, mandatory arrests often on nothing more than hearsay, assuming the accused is guilty until proven innocent, denial of the right to confront the accuser and obtain witnesses in one’s defense, punishment and imprisonment that occurs before a trial or without one, public censure for crimes men have not committed, indentured servitude and often outright slavery, and more, are acts of a police state and the policies of tyrants.”

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The Emotional Terrorist: Erin Pizzey

This is by a lady called Ernie Prizzy.

What she writes here is applicable to the kind of women proliferating through the Indian society and cheered on by the likes of Indira Jaising in the garb of women’s rights.

Here is the article: Erin Pizzey: The Emotional Terrorist

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Some Interesting Stats On Arrests Of Women

In 1930, the British govt arrested 17,000 women for their involvement in the Dandi Yatra (Salt March). During 1937 to 1947 (10 Years), they arrested 5,000 women involved in the freedom struggle. From 2004 to 2006, the govt of India arrested 90,000 women of all ages under 498A. On the average, 27,000 women per year are being arrested under this flawed law. These are stats from the NCRB.

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The family of the writer was tortured by the Indian Police in an attempt to extort over a $100,000 by holding them in custody for over a week. The police, in cahoots with the magistrate and the PP, did this due to the ridiculous allegations made in a 498A case by his embittered ex-wife. She filed the case years after he and his family had last seen her. Thousands of 498A cases are filed each year in India by women seeking to wreak vengeance on their husbands and in-laws. Enormous sums are extorted from intimidated families implicated in these cases by corrupt Indian police officers and elements of the Indian judiciary. The author and his family haven't bribed any public official nor have they given in to the extortion. This blog aims to raise awareness of due process in India. The content of this blog constitutes, opinions, observations, and publicly available documents. The intent is not to slander or defame anyone or any institution and is the manifestation of the author's right to freedom of expression – with all the protections this right guarantees.

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