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Justice Dhingra Quashes A Writ Mandamus

This is a recent case, where a women passed away by falling off of the roof. The kids testified that it was an accident where as the parents attempted to frame it as a dowry death a month after the fact and after not saying anything when the police came in for an inquiry.

Read this judgment and the clear narration of facts by Justice Dhingra.

Here is the judgment: Justice Dhingra Quashes A Writ Mandamus

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Woman Fined For Abusing DV Act

The original article has been taken down by The Statesman.

You can read the pdf, think of it like a news clipping, here: Woman Fined For Abusing DV Act

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Domestic Violence: Online Books From Questia

These books are from the online library. You need to negotiate through the window. Unfortunately couldn’t download it.

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Women Misuse DVA To Get Even With Spouses

An article from Deccan Chronicle.

I don’t have a link, just a scan of the article: Deccan DV Act Misuse


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Investigating Domestic Violence In Other Countries

In most cases, a DV or 498A complaint is a he said/she said situation. T question I had in mind was, how are these cases investigated by thes agnecies ?

Here are some links:

More to follow.

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A Guide To Indian Laws

Here is the link: A Guide To Indian Laws

Also some other links:

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What Does An FIR Form Look Like?

I found this at the NCRB site. The forms are possibly translated into regional languages. This is a 21 page document, so be patient while it loads.

Here is the english version of an FIR from the NCRB site

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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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