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Fair criticism of judiciary justified

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

TIMES NEWS NETWORK

New Delhi: CJI K G Balakrishnan said that fair criticism of the judiciary was justified but irresponsible comment could damage the institution. But it was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who chose the occasion to vent pent-up feelings of the political class, a dominant section of which is chaffing over SC’s orders on quota-related matters, by pointing to the need for judiciary to adopt a balanced approach.
Singh reminded the judiciary that each organ of state has “constitutionally assigned roles” and “each must respect the functions of the other”.
He gave the example of the court’s power of mandamus. He said compelling action by authorities of state through power of mandamus was an inherent power vested in the judiciary. Substituting mandamus with a takeover of functions of another institution may, at times, become a case of overreach.
Anticipating the criticism, CJI, who spoke before the PM, said, “Judiciary can be subjected to fair criticism if and when occasion demands but if the criticism is illegitimate and irresponsible, it may cause incalculable damage to the institution.
Justice Balakrishnan even spoke of judicial review and said, “Judicial review to determine constitutionality of the legislation and to review the executive decision sometimes creates tension between the judge and the legislative and executive branch.
Such tension is natural and to some extent desirable.”
He added, “The principle of separation of powers is kept in the forefront and the judge should make sure that each of the other branches operates within the boundaries of the law and the judicial review of the constitutionality of legislation and of administrative actions realises democracy.”
Law minister H R Bhardawaj gave an overview of decisions taken to modernise courts and added that the law ministry, in consultation with Planning Commission, has drawn up a 10-year perspective plan to meet the requirements of constructing courts and residences for judges.

CJI mum on PM’s remark

New Delhi: The media interaction by Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan and law minister H R Bharadwaj turned into a non-answering session with the minister even snubbing reporters at times. While the CJI made it clear at the beginning that he would not answer any query outside the agenda of the conference, reporters persisted. Asked to comment on the PM’s remark at the inaugural session that PILs were being used to settle political and other scores, the CJI said the conference did not discuss PILs. “The PM did not participate in the sessions. It was said during the inauguration. ”

TNN

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Judiciary should not ‘overreach’: PM

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Judiciary should not ‘overreach’: PM

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court’s “showdowns” with the political class over recent decisions like undoing immunity to laws parked in ninth schedule and a stay on OBC quotas seems to have led Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to suggest that courts may have indulged in judicial “overreach”.

“The dividing line between judicial activism and judicial overreach is a thin one,” the PM said while addressing a conference of CMs and chief justices on Sunday. Tensions between legislatures and judiciary, though never referred to, seemed to form the backdrop of Singh’s speech even as Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan observed that such friction was “natural and even desirable”.

The PM zeroed in on PILs, the option often used by interest groups and individuals to challenge government policy, to argue that these should be subjected to a filter. Though PILs had great utility for initiating corrective action, they should not become vehicles for settling political or other scores, he said.

“We need standards and benchmarks for screening PILs so that only genuine PILs with a justifiable cause of action based on judicially manageable standards are taken up,” he said, adding that the SC should frame rules in this regard. Though his points were placed within an argument for a framework of constitutional balance, Singh was giving voice to a varied range of political opinion.

Governments and individual politicians have been feeling the weight of the judiciary in cases of corruption and misuse of privileges.

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Jaipur’s dowry-victim husbands protest biased laws

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Jaipur’s dowry-victim husbands protest biased laws

Jaipur, April 8: To draw the attention of government and legal authorities towards the gross misuse of dowry laws by married women and mental torture of husbands and their families, a group of husbands in Jaipur have staged a day-long sit on protest on M.I.Road here on Sunday.

Organised by the Save Indian Family Movement, an organisation of victimised husbands and families, the one-day protest intends to highlight the consistent misuse of laws like Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Dowry Harassment Law and the newly enacted Domestic Violence Act 2005 by rogue married women.
About 30 dowry-victimised husbands and their families in Jaipur have joined hands to create social awareness on the misuse women-biased laws.
One of the victims is a 73-year-old father-in-law, Dr. O.P. Gupta, who complained of undergoing a harrowing experience after his daughter-in-law filed a false complaint accusing him of abuse and torture. He complained that he had to suffer so much mental torture only because of the existing of biased laws like 498A IPC.
According to the Save Indian Family Movement, it is crucial to understand the serious problems that dowry-related laws are posing to the institution of marriage. It can trouble any family at any stage of life, leaving everyone the respective family helpless.
“The problems arising out of dowry-related cases require a proactive participation and initiative of senior persons and social workers of society. The gravity of problem related to the misuse of existing dowry-related laws should be viewed to prevent a gender-bias favouring women,” said. Nishant Kumar, one of the founder activists of Save Indian Family Movement.
“For the safety and protection of family unit and marriages in Indian society, it has become a social responsibility that laws related to “Crime Against Women’ shall not be misused by unscrupulous women, and the society shall help and support to save a marriage and the future of involved children, the wife, the husband and rest of the family,” Nishant added.
It is common to learn about any innocent husband and his entire family rendered helpless and being harassed due to ignorance of the government authorities and police on the issue of misuse of laws like section IPC 498A, the Dowry Harassment Law and the newly enacted Domestic Violence Act 2005, said a release issued by Save Indian Family Movement organisation.
Members of the Save Indian Family Movement organisation feel that under the garb of dowry-related cases, there are a lot of notorious wives who misuse the prevailing laws to harass, blackmail and extort money from the husbands’ family. Many of such harassed husbands are the members of 498A.org, who are running a global campaign called the “Save Indian Family Movement”.
The members of 498A.org have plans to meet the Chief Minister, Home Minister and Chief Secretary of Rajasthan Government to provide their Demands Charter for further action.

Copyright Dailyindia.com/ANI

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Many apprehensions on Bill to protect women from sexual harassment

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

New Delhi, Apr 8: Despite concerted efforts by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the bill meant to prevent sexual harassment of women at work places faces many hurdles due to apprehensions in certain quarters about its possible misuse.
The ministry was earlier planning to bring the Protection Against Sexual Harassment of Women Bill in the coming session of Parliament but the possibility now seems remote as a large number of suggestions comprising appreciations, criticism and apprehensions regarding the bill have been received by it.
‘’The ministry had invited suggestions and observations regarding the bill to ensure a wider public debate on it. We have received a large number of suggestions. They will all be collated and studied and deliberated. After studying them depending on the merit, some of these positive suggestions may be incorporated. All this would take time, so though we are trying, the bill may not come in the coming Parliament session,’’ Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury told UNI.
However, she said the proposed bill would go a long way in protecting women, especially those working in unorganised sector, from sexual harassment at workplace. It would confer upon women the right to protection against sexual harassment and prevention and redressal of sexual harassment. It would provide protection to women working in the private, government and unorganised sector.
Ms Chowdhury, who faced ire from some quarters following the passage of domestic violence bill, has maintained that the possibility of misuse of a bill by a miniscule section could not become ground for women being denied positive legislations to safeguard their rights and protect them from exploitation be it physical, emotional or psychological.
The Bill would provide redressal for women plagued by sexual harassment even in industries that have so far stayed out of the loop like hospitality, restaurants, NGOs, health services and coaching centres, domestic help, women working in tailoring, or beauty parlours.
With an increasing number of women in the workforce being forced to handle harassment-mental, physical and social, the proposed law would ensure that an employer must constitute an internal complaints panel where most members should be women. In case an internal committee cannot be set up or if the complaint is against the employer himself, the aggrieved woman can approach a local committee set up by the government under a district officer.
Earlier, the differences had erupted between the Law Ministry and Women and Child Development Ministry among the various provisions of the draft bill. Many rounds of discussion took place between the officials of the Law Ministry and the Women and Child Development Ministry to sort out the differences.
The latter took help of women activists to convince the mandarins of the Law Ministry about the suitability of various provisions of the draft bill as the latter had diluted many of them.
Among the many suggestions received by the Ministry, an organisation 498A.org, which is running a global campaign called the ‘’Save Indian Family Movement’’, has demanded that the draft legislation should not be women specific but be made gender neutral so that men could not be harassed by ‘misuse of women favouring law’’.
Nishant Kumar of the 498 A.org said that making laws gender neutral was necessary in view of the reality that many husbands and their family members feel helpless and harassed after bearing the continuous ignorance of the government authorities and police on the issue of misuse of laws like section IPC 498A, the Dowry Harassment Law and the newly enacted Domestic Violence Act 2005.
The ‘’false criminal cases’’ are being filed against them by unscrupulous wives for the purpose of ‘’harassment, blackmailing and extortion,’’ and they have no law to protect their rights, he charged and said that many of such harassed husbands are the members of 498A.org who are running a global campaign called the ‘’Save Indian Family Movement’’.
There are sufficient courts ruling that emphasize the misuse of such women-biased laws, he said and added that even the Supreme Court has said that the misuse of such provisions can unleash ‘’Legal Terrorism’’. He said the issue of misuse of laws has become a real threat to the sustainability and existence of Indian society and family system. So, for any law to be formulated, the government should take into consideration the point of view of both men and women.

UNITED NEWS OF INDIA

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What is Indian Domestic Violence Act…?

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

What is Domestic Violence Act…?

Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
You may be in an emotionally abusive relationship if your partner:
Calls you names, insults you or continually criticizes you.
Does not trust you and acts jealous or possessive.
Tries to isolate you from family or friends.
Monitors where you go, who you call and who you spend time with.
Does not want you to work.
Controls finances or refuses to share money.
Punishes you by withholding affection.
Expects you to ask permission.
Threatens to hurt you, the children, your family or your pets.
Humiliates you in any way.
You may be in a physically abusive relationship if your partner has ever: Damaged property when angry (thrown objects, punched walls, kicked doors, etc.). Pushed, slapped, bitten, kicked or choked you.
Abandoned you in a dangerous or unfamiliar place.
Scared you by driving recklessly.
Used a weapon to threaten or hurt you.
Forced you to leave your home.
Trapped you in your home or kept you from leaving.
Prevented you from calling police or seeking medical attention.
Hurt your children.
Used physical force in sexual situations.

You may be in a sexually abusive relationship if your partner:
Views women as objects and believes in rigid gender roles.
Accuses you of cheating or is often jealous of your outside relationships.
Wants you to dress in a sexual way.
Insults you in sexual ways or calls you sexual names.
Has ever forced or manipulated you into to having sex or performing sexual acts.
Held you down during sex.
Demanded sex when you were sick, tired or after beating you.
Hurt you with weapons or objects during sex.
Involved other people in sexual activities with you.
Ignored your feelings regarding sex.

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Invitation to help stop Injustice

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

Kind Attn.:
Hon. President Dr. Kalam,
Hon. Prime Minister Dr. Singh,
Hon. Ministers,
Journalists,
Media and
The Proud Citizens of Republic of INDIA

Do consider this as an Invitation to a Press Conference to be held at Bangalore’s Press Club on the 25 th Nov’2006 at 11.30am and also a National Seminar on the Misuse of the Marriage Acts at BN Pandey Hall, Opposite Rajghat, New Delhi from 3pm to 6pm, being organized by the Save Indian Family’s chapters at Bangalore and Delhi.

You are cordially invited for the same and help stopping a catastrophe in our Country and help providing justice to a lot of existing Victims and would be Victims of the Abuse and Misuse of the Indian Laws drafted with a lot of open ends encouraging the Misuse purely with the intention of Legally Extorting Money by intimidating, extorting, blackmailing and destroying a lot of Indian families including the Women and Men, Young and Old.

Would also request you to kindly bring in any one whom you think would be interested in this event.

PS.: As members of Save Indian Family, we are not against the Laws of the Country, drafted towards the intention of stopping Injustice, Violence and ensuring Security and Justice. What we request is to have these laws modified and amended to decrease the loop-holes and the Misuse of these laws. Our Suggestions would be:
i. There needs to be evidences provided / furnished before the Arrest of the Guilty.
ii. Incase proved to be a false allegation, misuse of the law the complainant and the parties supporting the misuse of the Law needs to be severely punished and fined automatically.
iii. Domestic Violence Act needs to be equally applicable on the Partners (including both Man and Women), Parents and Relatives. As is the case in all the Countries where there is this law. Why not in India?

Also mentioned below is a few details of various facts, and statistics for your kind perusal incase you need to prepare yourself for this event.

Thanking you in anticipation and expecting you for these meets.
With Best Regards
for, Save Indian Family, INDIA

A Victim of the Misuse
currently returned back to my Country seeking Justice at the stake of my career sacrificing my Job

Please Note: I also request all the SIF Members to kindly bring their dear and near ones who too were victims and suffered along with you and let the World know that there is more Misuse than the actual use.

Facts / Statistics:

1. RADAR did an extensive search of the UN Population Fund’s website. Nothing there! Then a Google search. No luck!

So RADAR finally contacted the UNDP Information Office. The UNDP employee was unable to find a statement in any UNDP publication that even resembled that statistic.

Conclusion: The phony 70% figure was concocted by someone whose agenda was something other than reporting the truth.

Refer to the evidence at:http://www.mediaradar.org./alert20061113.php

2. How Ruthless, Violent and Cold Blooded Women can be?

video http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_attack

From 2003 to 2004, women were more frequently involved in suicide
attacks in the Middle East and elsewhere. In Messengers of Death:
Female Suicide Bombers, Clara Beyler writes that women have
channeled the frustration stemming from their role in society into
ruthless behavior.[6] This can demonstrate strength and power in
societies where women have a submissive role. That women have become
more involved in suicide bombings makes it more difficult to profile
a suicide bomber.

http://graphics7.nytimes.com/images/2004/09/10/international/0910BOMBERSch.gif ==> shows how ruthless women can be!!

Who killed Rajiv Gandhi??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_suicide_bombers

http://www.thebulletin.org/article.php?art_ofn=nd05bloom

http://www.ipatrix.com/2004/09/08/the-female-terrorist/

http://www.ndtv.com/morenews/showmorestory.asp?slug=Assault+case%3A+Renuka+Chowdhary+discharged&id=70842

3. Women also Abuse:
Refer:http://www.expressindia.com/ie/daily/19981209/34350394.html

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/act-wont-hit-good-hubbies-renuka/26051-3-single.html http://www.who.int/ncd/mip2000/presentations/LVijayakumar/sld001.htm
5. Political parties criticizing:http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1842770,000900010004.htm

6. A small count of the Misuse just from Bangalore
Wipro Bangalore – 1300
Whole Bangalore – 3200
97% Husbands from IT, 3% from rest of the fields.
Whole India across the last 6 years – 96% Misused, 4% Actual

(Crime Is Crime. Punishment should be irrespective of gender, religion and caste. Let us be honest and fight for truth)

http://www.mynation.net/

http://www.indiatalking.com/blog/swarup

http://www.saveindianfamily.org/blogs/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SaveIndianSociety/

http://www.498a.org/contents/video/ZeeCrimeFiles_498a_Part4.mpeg

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050913/asp/nation/story_5231379.asp

http://swarup1973.instablogs.com/

http://mynation.net

http://498a.wordpress.com

http://498a.blogspot.com

All India Helpline Number: 91-92434 73794 (24 Hours)
Alternate Nos : 91-9810611534 or 080-55334135

Volunteer Helpline Numbers (limited contact hours)
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Delhi: 9911119113 / 9810611534 / 9891369616
Bangalore: 80-55334135
Kolkata : 033-25347398/25217318
Mumbai: 9224335577 / 9869323538
Nashik : 9371988132
Gujarat: 09825365816 / 9898989884
Hyderabad: 09848280354
Jaipur: 09352562456
U.S.A.: 1-650-430-9544612-812-4340 (Call between 9-12 EST)
Kuwait: 00965-3869295

Republic of India – proud to be the Worlds Largest Democracy and a Role Model for across the Globe, is now turning UN-DEMOCRATIC – Join the Movement to help stop this and save INDIA!!

Binoe

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Remarried mom can keep child, says SC

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

NEW DELHI: In a radical ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court held that a divorced mother’s remarriage would not affect her right to custody of the child, provided the offspring is willing to stay with her.

“Remarriage of the mother cannot be taken as a ground for not granting custody of the child to her,” said the court in a ruling which undercuts provisions of the Hindu Law which treats the father as the natural guardian, besides giving the child a say in the matter.

The Bench comprising Justices A R Lakshmanan and Altamas Kabir held that in such matters the paramount consideration before a court is to ensure the welfare of the minor.

The ruling came in an interesting case where a woman got custody of her 11-year-old son after assuring a Kerala court, which granted her divorce from her Saudi Arabia-based businessman husband, that she would not remarry.

Remarried mom can keep child, says SC

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Domestic violence law to include homosexuals

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

Domestic violence law to include homosexuals

BREAKTHROUGH: Legislators agreed that
gays and lesbians should be listed among those who can seek protection under the
Domestic Violence Protection Law

By Jean
Lin

STAFF REPORTER
Thursday, Mar 23, 2006,
Page 2

Homosexuals will now be officially listed and protected under the Domestic
Violence Prevention Law (家暴法) after a breakthrough was made
yesterday during a review session of draft amendments to the law at the
legislature.

Two lawmakers cited the movie Brokeback Mountain in arguing for the
change.

The existing law defines “domestic” as “husband and wife relations, spouses
and ex-spouses, parents, family members, or blood and non-blood relatives.”

Legislators from the Judiciary Committee questioned that definition, asking
whether homosexuals were included in those categories and protected by the law.

Minister of the Interior Lee Yi-yang (李逸洋) said that
homosexuals were included under the category “family members,” although the
current law does not explicitly note that.

According to the Civic Law (民法), those who plan to live
together over the long term are considered to be “family members,” with no
strictures against homosexuals.

Taiwan Solidarity Union Legislator Kuo Lin-Yung (郭林勇) said that homosexuals
had long been neglected in a society where heterosexual marriages were dominant.

Although gay marriages are not yet legal in the country, more attention
should be paid to gay rights, Kuo said.

“They [homosexuals] have been derided, persecuted and constrained in the
past, but now they have begun to speak out, allowing their problems to surface
and be known,” he said. “Therefore, they must now be equally protected by the
law.”

The amended law should explain clearly that homosexual couples are included
under the category of “family members,” so that social workers, police and other
authorities would understand, Kuo added.

He said gay relationships were often more intense and gay individuals may
easily become victims of domestic violence. Without protection from the law,
many end up committing suicide because they have no way to seek help, he added.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Huang Sue-ying (黃淑英) added that
the concept of “family” traditionally referred to heterosexual couples and that
the decision made at the review session was a breakthrough for gay rights.

Huang said the new amendments should add that members of families could be
composed of any sex.

Both Kuo and Huang said the award-winning movie Brokeback Mountain had
positively influenced the public to be more aware of homosexual issues and
problems.

The review session also made progress toward canceling a handling fee for
protection orders. A NT$1000 (US$31) handling fee has posed a problem for many
victims of abuse, who could not afford to apply for protection.

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Domestic Violence Report Now Includes Suicides

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

[b]Domestic Violence Report Now Includes Suicides.[/b]



A
new domestic violence report released Thursday, which includes suicide data for
the first time, shows 65 people died in domestic violence-related incidents in
2005.

The report shows that 10 men and 11 women died in domestic
violence-related homicides while 44 others committed suicide. All the homicide
suspects were male, according to the report by the Utah Department of Health.

The
health department received a federal grant allowing it to begin incorporating
suicides into its report.

“It has to have a direct correlation. One of
the circumstances (with a suicide) must either be violence or the threat of
violence,” said Teresa Brechlin, intentional injury prevention coordinator for
the Utah Department of
Health
.

Of the 44 people who committed suicide, 42 were male and two
were female. In addition, 41 percent were substance abusers, 29 percent had a
recent legal problem and 24 percent had mental health problems.

“The
surprising thing was the actual number of suicides. We had nothing to compare it
to. We had never seen a state report suicide related to domestic violence
before. We had no idea how staggering the numbers would be,” she said.

Between 2000 and 2002, the most recent year for which statistics are
available, Utah averaged 18 domestic violence-related homicides, Brechlin said.

The circumstances surrounding the homicides included lovers’ triangles,
arguments over money or property and mental illness. In some instances, the
victim was killed trying to intervene on behalf of another person.

Brechlin said the report should be used to look at the circumstances
surrounding each death and implement new policies to help prevent similar
occurrences in the future.

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Women’s Rights – by common man

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

Women’s Rights – by common man

Apology to women who are expecting this article to be pro-feminists. Apology to women, for this article will be revealing and exposing the delusory manipulation of people’s sentiments and misdirecting the Government’s priorities in the name of “Women’s Rights.”

The respect, gentleness and chivalry showered by all men over female-gender for centuries have now become the noose strapped around the neck of all men. Women cunningly went on demanding preferential treatment by exaggerating the need of chivalry, and men continued to feel nice for being in the good books of women. It is evident that for a man to please a woman, he must treat her with respect, gentleness and courtesy. It was the way men expressed their admiration toward female-gender. Men have always been submissive to a woman’s desires. Whatever she wants, the man will do everything to make her satisfied and happy. But, women are insatiable and up to some extent, illogical, too.

Women re-named the need of excessive chivalry into “Rights” Rights! According to the definition of ‘Rights’, it means ‘a just claim or title, whether legal, prescriptive, or moral.’ An exaggerated and a perverted version of chivalry have been called a Woman’s Rights. Is there anything like Men’s Rights? Not likely. Because it was men who treated women with special favour from the beginning, and women used to relish every bit of it, till they realize that re-naming chivalry to “Rights”, will enhance their dominant role in the society and also remain a weaker gender. This double-edged policy of women worked wonders for all women, and men were absolutely unaware of what is going to happen next. This new version of chivalry as “Rights” was massively politicized. It had become an important political agenda from a mere natural chivalry of men toward women.

This was perhaps the beginning of the end of social harmony. It is evident that before politicizing “women’s rights”, there exists natural and unclouded gender equality in the society. The insatiable need of women for chivalry in the name of “Rights” was politicized to such an extent that Political ideologies were incorporating these ‘rights’ to augment their social reputation. People who were chivalrous toward a woman – which was then converted into a political and social “rights” of women – were respected in the society, and those who refused or objected on politicizing the women’s need of chivalry were condemned and rebuked. This incident inspired some women to coin the term, “Male-chauvinist pig.” Men began to go to any lengths in order to avoid being called a male-chauvinist pig either by a woman or by the society at large. This treatment given by women and the society to men who objected women’s rights also prevented men to unite and protest against politicizing chivalry. The society continues to be submissive to a woman’s demand of chivalry, and will protect her need of excessive preferential treatment with great aggression.
After many decades, a man continues to bear the brunt for not objecting and protesting against politicizing chivalry in those times. Ridiculous legal ‘rights’ have been extracted by women from the pool of political ideologies of protecting women’s so-called ‘rights’ or ‘insatiable need of chivalry’. However, women have worked very hard to maintain the tag of being called the weaker gender and prevent men to unite and protest against their manipulation. Now, in almost all the countries of the World, women’s ‘rights’ is considered most important political agenda. And many ministers have gained considerable political mileage in appeasing the demands of women by sacrificing the social justice. Women’s ludicrous demand of excessive chivalry in every spheres of life has been met, and they are also called the weaker gender of the society. Killing two birds with one stone.

It is obvious that their demands for ‘rights’ will never end. Even after enslaving male-gender, violating all fundamental rights of men and legally harassing all men, these women will still continue to be called the weaker gender, and the society will continue to accept it as true. Women are enjoying the best of both the worlds. Excessive chivalry of the medieval times, and enjoying unconditional freedom and also be called the weaker gender.

Men have essentially made a gravest blunder of their species to allow women to politicize their exorbitant need of chivalry. Now, women are on top in almost every political authorities and it is highly unlikely that these women will ever admit the need to protect men’s rights. These women in power are all sadists and feel pleasure in tormenting male-gender. All these women are misandrist and will not allow anybody to provide any protection to these innocent hapless men. Men will soon be totally abandoned, helpless, defenseless, having no legal rights with loads of legal obligations that make up Women’s Rights. After all, women’s need for excessive chivalry in the name of ‘rights’ is all about ruining all men’s basic rights and burdening them with legal obligations toward female-gender. To women, this is what gender equality is all about.

More and more children are brought up under single parenting than ever before.[b] Children are deprived of the father’s love and affection. This emotional hole in children usually drive them toward violence, drug-abuse and incite suicidal tendencies. Boys are psychologically crippled[/b] while studying in a feministic schooling where girls are encouraged to taunt and ridicule boy’s masculinity. Teachers too are making sure that boys lag behind girls in studies. Fathers are unable to imbibe their wisdom of life into their children because the woman assassinates the character of the father to her child. Men are left to be called as mere sperm-bank before marriage and money-making machine after divorce. A woman will get married to a man to get a child, and divorce her husband to get huge alimony. This is the modern culture, where men are considered as oppressors and women are considered the weaker gender.

Various laws are proposed by anti-male feminists to break marriages, torture men legally and walk away stinking rich. Their anti-male campaign has been facilitated by political parties, media, advertising agencies, NGOs, colleges, schools and even private companies. Male-bashing is the order of the day. Now this misandry culture has been spreading like fire in almost all developed and developing countries. In India, Domestic Violence Bill is introduced on the basis of the survey of United Nation, which as been taken over by radical feminists, and therefore, all their statistical reports on domestic violence on women are fictitious and fabricated. In India, women demand to be worshipped in homes as they assumed that in the vedic times, women were revered in homes. In addition, in vedic times, husbands were considered, “Pati Parmeshwar” (husband is godly). However, when it comes to treating husband nicely, these same women, who demand to be worshipped, like to select tradition as per their convenience and luxury and condemn the rest of the undesirable tradition[b]calling all men as oppressors and criminals.[/b]

They would like to wear skimpy clothes to induce sexual feelings in men and at the same time they like men to worship them. How hypocritical and pretentious! When somebody points out their hypocrisy, these same women accuse them for hurting a woman’s so-called dignity and modesty. Only a woman with dignity and modesty will wear skimpy clothes and also expect men to worship them. Women want men to ogle at them, but they never admit that. Women want men to approach them for sex, but they always cry date rape or sexual abuse. In most of the surveys conducted between men and women, women are more comfortable being dishonest to distort the results of the survey. It is believed that now, young boys are more vulnerable to sexual abuse from a woman because nobody would ever doubt the care and affection of a woman toward a child. In India, incest is rampant and females continue to be called the victims even when in most of the cases, females are the perpetrators of such a sexual encounter. Women will seduce her seniors and when he approaches, she will cry sexual harassment and gets him fired, and that is how she could get promoted. These types of women have no sense of character or human values. [b]They are always obsessed with sex, power and money.[/b]

Women being physically weaker, they are verbally extremely vicious and can easily drive a man to insanity and even suicide. Men commit suicide 4 times more often than women for the same reason. A woman is more likely to instigate domestic violence than men but it is always the man who is called the criminal. Women are as violent as men in the domestic relationship but because the man is physically stronger, the sympathy invariably goes to the woman. Blackmailing, emotional abuse, verbal insults and humiliation, physical assaults are all formidable weapons of women to destroy men. But, these weapons have never been recognized by the law or the society. They believe that when women are fighting for their so-called ‘rights’, then it makes no sense to protect men. Now, laws are enacted to be exclusively misused by women to legally harass men. Men who are victims of women’s atrocities are legally, politically, and socially forbidden to complain against a woman. Most women are unconcerned when they see more and more men complaining against women because as long as there are women in authority, these hapless men’s plead will never be taken seriously.

These women like to live like animals in the name of modern lifestyle and liberalism. All the good stuff should be with women and all the bad stuff should be with men. Women should be treated like princess and men should be treated as criminals who are only useful during sex and alimony. Men should be barred from education so there is no competition for women. Women want legal powers to sleep around with anybody they want and still be called loyal, weaker gender and dignified.[b] Women want legal power in the name of their so-called “rights” to enslave men as their pet dog and have sex with them whenever they can, order men to cook and clean for them, men should serve her when she returns back home from office, act as her punching bag as and when she is frustrated, help her in having sex with her paramour, work like a labour and give all the money to her, look after the kids, entertain her with sleazy dance, and be ready to get kicked out of her house when the man becomes impotent, broke, physically ill and refuses to obey her command. This is what women want and they want all this saying that it is their so-called “rights.[/b]” Think about it.

Now a revolution is needed; Revolution of demolishing the fortress of these women’s deception. There is more inequality and social disharmony now after politicizing women’s rights than ever before. Banishing these women’s rights is the only way to revive equality, social harmony and justice. We don’t want women’s rights or women empowerment. We only want equality and social justice. These male-hating feminists have destroyed all humanly cultures.

The situation is so bad that no man in the world is safe now. Men have no choice but to fight back. Fight for your rights, fight against injustice, fight against tyranny. If men don’t fight, they will perish, and women will still be called the weaker gender and continue to demand her so-called despicable ‘rights’.

[b]There are no ‘rights’. Women only want ‘power’ and ‘legal license’ to enslave men.[/b]

Rebel.

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Feminism is an Issue of National Security

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

Feminism is an Issue of National Security

Those who do not wish to see India become yet another terrorist state need to focus immediately on stopping what feminists are doing in the United Nations. Indians I am in communication with see their new domestic violence law as a “cultural invasion by western feminists”. They know it is phony, and intended to destroy marriage and Indian society by empowering foreign radicals to take over the country and dictate from a pink pedestal of feminist dictatorship. Indians are both terrified and furious. They know this invasion is predominantly coming from America.

We must realize that feminists are terrorists too. You cannot see their guns or bombs. Feminists use the invisible weapons of sexism, fear, misinformation, hate, and allegory to achieve the same level of control of entire societies. This has been accomplished in most western societies. Feminists now wish to take control of the United Nations.

Feminism is exactly what Muslim radicals oppose. Mark my words: if India becomes radicalized against America, we will not be able to say that we did not ask for it. Let us do the right thing and shut down the export of radical feminism now, while we still have a chance.

Let the American people not get caught again between these two very radical and dangerous factions. Before we can expect to see declines in Muslim radicalism, we must first reign in American feminist terrorists who have made us the most deeply hated country in the Muslim world. A lively national debate about this should commence immediately. Our future national security depends decisively on it.

We must realize that feminism is a political problem. Virtually every feminist “study” ever done has been thoroughly debunked, but not until after great damage was done in politics and law. For many years, the feminist game has been to lay out false science faster than politicians and scientists can figure out they have been had. Politicians must stop playing sucker to this classic feminist trick. The only way to handle this problem is for politicians and policy makers to ignore feminists and send them packing faster than they can walk in the door.

This is an international fiasco which, if unchecked, will drag American into untold wars against a growing number of countries who hate our guts.

I fully realize that my identification of feminism as being a terrorist movement, and how it is a major driver of anti-American Muslim radicalism, is way ahead of conventional wisdom. Folks, whether you like it or not, the evidence points to this conclusion. Reigning in radical feminism is just as much a national security issue as is stopping would-be bombers from entering our borders. This does not include the tremendous benefits to the American economy and the taxpayers that will result from reform of federal policies presently destroying marriage while doing nothing to help it.

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Lady drowns infant daughter, elopes with kin

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

More Feminism in Action, or Further Demonstration of that Fundamental Truth that Women, Bless them, are totally incapable of wrongdoing – perish the thought!

Lady drowns infant daughter, elopes with kin

By: Agencies November 20, 2006

Jamshedpur: A 22-year-old woman eloped with a distant relative of her father-in-law after [b]throwing her 18-month-old daughter in a well[/b] at Kedarbagan.

Trouble had been brewing in Munika Gope’s family since her husband Mepal, an autorickshaw driver, caught her red-handed in a compromising position with the relative, Bansi Gope, two days ago, they said.

An enraged Mepal beat up his wife. He also warned Munika to mend her ways. Munika escaped from the house with her baby and threw her into the nearby well. She then eloped with Bansi.

Bansi, a daily wage labourer, was traced after a massive hunt by police.
Munika is still at large, police said.

The incident has stunned Mepal’s neighbours, who married Munika three years ago and was not known to have ill-treated his wife.

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MEDICAL AND LEGAL KUNDLI IN MARRIAGE

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

Aftter Matching Astrological KUNDLI….. It is now neccessary
to MATCH MEDICAL KUNDLI
MATCH LEGAL KUNDLI
MATCH 498A IPC KUNDLI AND DV ACT KUNDLI – Gope Lalwani.

ATT: Saveindianfamily Groups.

Please comment about [b]498A[/b] and [b]DV Act[/b] for [b]AWARENESS[b] for prospective Couples.

Invite youth to Join SIF to know the reality and risks of “[b]LEGAL TERRORISM[/b]“

http://features.ibnlive.com/special/husbands-and-wives.html

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/for-couples-its-safely-ever-after/26576-2/comments.html

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/for-couples-its-safely-ever-after/26576-3.html

[b]For couples, it’s safely ever after[/b]
Mandakini Gupta / CNN-IBN
The marriage season has started and wedding bells are ringing all over India. But the great Indian marriage comes in different forms now. Marriages are not just made in heaven, they are also made by new technology and by unique individual choices. For many young couples today, more important than matching stars is to make sure that their health kundli matches.

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Andhra woman enacts Sholay suicide scene

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

[b]Andhra woman enacts Sholay suicide scene[/b]

By: Agencies November 20, 2006

Sandhya stood on a 20-metre high water tank and threatened to jump if Srinivas did not marry her. She finally came down after Srinivas climbed on the tank and exchanged garlands with her. Images have been taken from TV grabs

KARIMNAGAR: Taking a leaf from Bollywood, a lovelorn girl in Andhra Pradesh perched on a water tank Sunday, threatening to jump if her paramour did not marry her on the spot.

In the Hindi blockbuster Sholay Viru (Dharmendra) had threatened to jump from the village water tank, if Basanti, his lady loved did not marry him. THe scene was recreated in Godavarikhani town in Karimnagar district, about 150 km from here, with Dharmendra’s role played by local girl Sandhya (22).

Sandhya, who was allegedly ditched by her lover, stood on a 20-metre high water tank and threatened to jump down if Srinivas did not marry her.

With one leg dangling from the tank, the girl brought the entire town to a standstill. Police and civil officials came rushing to persuade her to come down. An official even promised to arrange the wedding.

As hundreds of people gathered on the ground holding their breath, the police began a frantic search for Srinivas, an employee in a private company.

However, [b]even his arrival did not bring down Sandhya, who insisted that he come up and marry her on the water tank itself[/b].

As the whole town watched and TV cameras covered the event, Sandhya relented only when police, with the help of locals, arranged for the exchange of garlands with her 19-year-old lover Srivinas, Additional Superintendent of Police Srikanth said.

Police later took her into custody and registered a case of attempted suicide against her. The entire episode at Godavarikhani town lasted four hours, Srikanth said. “We agreed to fulfil her wish as we wanted to save her life,” he maintained.

Srinivas, however, has not attained the legal age of marriage for males, which is 21 according to the Marriage Act.

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Truth about Domestic violence – Intertribal Christian Communications

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

Truth about Domestic violence – Intertribal Christian Communications

The writers who generated this report have been working to end domestic violence for over a decade. One of them is on original incorporator of their local abuse shelter. They ore also members of the ‘Century Club’, those who contribute over $100 to the local women’s shelter. They support the services they provide to victims.

However, they believe that much of the women’s shelter movement is seriously misinformed about the causes and scope of the domestic violence problem.

It is certainly not going to be solved by feminists who just bury their heads in the sand and pretend that half of it does not exist.

THE MISUNDERSTANDING of the domestic violence issue is so extensive that city and county governments, the courts, law enforcement, prosecutors’ offices, mental health clinics, and other tax supported agencies are now structuring programs based on feminist propaganda rather than on responsible scientific studies.

One of the most pervasive myths of our society is that domestic violence is something men do to women. Solid scientific research reveals that domestic violence is something women do to men more frequently than men do to women.

While it is true that men account for most violence outside the home, women instigate most domestic violence and they injure men more frequently and more severely.

The Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire, under grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, recently finished the last of three national studies on domestic violence. The first two studies revealed results similar to the latest study. Anyone who would like a copy of it may order it from the University of New Hampshire (ask for Document V55). The data tape and documentation of the 1975 and 1985 studies are available from the Interuniversity Consortium For Political and Social Research at the University of Michingan.

Original data is also available on CD-ROM from Sociometrics, Inc. in Palo Alto, CA.

The average results in the ‘severe assault’ category are reported below:

* Wives report they have been severely assaulted by husband 22 per 1000

* Wives report they have severely assaulted husband 59 per 1000

* Husbands report they have been severely assaulted by wives 32 per 1000

* Husbands report they have severely assaulted wives 18 per 1000

* Husbands & wives both report wife has been assaulted 20 per 1000

* Husbands & wives both report husband has been assaulted 44 per 1000 There are dozens of other studies that reveal similar findings. For instance:

* Women are three times more likely than men to use weapons in domestic violence.

* Women initiate most incidents of domestic violence.

* Women commit most child abuse and elder abuse.

* Women hit their male children more frequently and more severely than they hit their female children.

* Women commit most child murders and 64% of their victims are male children.

* When women murder adults, the majority of their victims are men.

* Women commit 50% of spousal murders.

* Eighty-two per cent of all people have their first experience of violence at the hands of a woman.

Wives report they have been severely assaulted by husband 22 per 1000 (Vs 59%)

There is so much confusion about whom to believe in the debate about domestic violence. On one side we have women’s shelter advocates and feminists who rely on law enforcement statistics. On the other side we have social scientists who rely on scientifically structured studies.

Unfortunately, the results of scientific studies do not receive media attention. America’s press is seemingly more interested in political correctness rather than scientific accuracy. Therefore the public perception, and the perception of many well intentioned domestic violence activists, is radically skewed away from the more balanced perception of social scientists.

The typical response of the abuse shelter feminists upon first hearing the results of the scientific studies is to ‘shoot the messenger’. You can almost hear their minds snap closed. On the other hand, abuse shelter personnel who have not accepted the feminist ‘party line’ are grateful to have accurate information upon which to implement rational programmes for prevention, intervention, and treatment of abusers and their victims.

What is happening in the abuse shelter in your community?

COPYRIGHT 2001 Intertribal Christian Communications
COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group

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Do gender biased laws in India actually benefit women ? – Uma challa

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

Do gender biased laws in India actually benefit women ?

IPC section 498a was originally designed to protect married women from being harassed or subjected to cruelty by husbands and/or their relatives. This law was mainly aimed at curbing dowry harassment. Unfortunately, this law has been misused to harass men and their families rather than protect genuine female victims of harassment. The Supreme Court of India itself has labeled the misuse of section 498a as “legal terrorism” and stated that “many instances have come to light where the complaints are not bona fide and have been filed with an oblique motive. In such cases, acquittal of the accused does not wipe out the ignominy suffered during and prior to the trial. Sometimes adverse media coverage adds to the misery. ” In agreement with the above statement, the findings of a study conducted by The Center for Social Research indicated that 98 percent of the cases filed under IPC section 498a are false. Nevertheless, the law has been always justified based on its intention of protecting women. At this point it would be worthwhile to think about how IPC section 498a has really affected women.

It has been argued by Government officials favoring the law that despite the establishment of legal measures to counter harassment of married women, there is an increase in the number of cases of harassment. The first part of the statement suggests that women who are harassed should be utilizing this law as a means of protection. If harassed women indeed used the law then we should see a decrease in the number of cases of harassment over time. Considering the stringent consequences imposed by the law and the inordinate delays inherent in the legal system, no ordinary citizen, male or female, would be impudent enough to risk being implicated under this law for the sake of satisfying their monetary or even sadistic desires for that matter.

The fact is that many women who are actually beaten up and harassed by their husbands and in-laws rarely file 498a or resort to other dowry related laws. A lot of them live in rural areas, unaware of the law or lack the necessary economic and moral support from their natal families. Going by the conviction rate the proportion of women who have genuine cases is 2%. Most women who file 498a are from urban backgrounds and are either capable of fending for themselves or have enough family support to fall back on. The proportion of women who belong to this category is 98%. In the 98% of false cases, in every instance that 1 daughter-in- law files a false complaint at least 2 women (an innocent mother-in-law and sister-in-law) are arrested and undergo stress, humiliation and harassment in the hands of the exploitative police, lawyers, staff and officials in Indian courts before being acquitted several years later. So, in every 100 cases 2 women genuinely benefit, 98 women get away with perjury and extortion, and at least 196 women suffer needlessly.

The number of cases that are filed in police stations or courts are the basis for the official statistics of dowry harassment. So, given that the law allows women unlimited scope to fabricate lies (with no penalty of perjury) and given that women are encouraged to keep filing false cases the statistics of “dowry harassment” are bound to rise while the problem of genuine harassment is left unchecked. So, the government has, in the name of protection of women, done grave injustice to two groups of women. The first group constitutes the genuine victims of dowry harassment whose misery remains unmitigated but is constantly alluded to in order to justify the law. The second group consists of innocent mothers and sisters of husbands who are criminalized and harassed by the police and the legal system without any regard to their age, health or marital status. Pregnant women, unmarried sisters, ailing mothers and even aged grandmothers have been sent behind the bars under false allegations but their pain and suffering has not even been acknowledged leave alone addressed by the Government. Through IPC section 498a, the Government is actually protecting those women that indulge in perjury, blackmail, extortion and harassment of their husbands and in-laws.

The recently passed Domestic Violence Bill claims that it will protect women from Domestic Violence which includes physical, verbal, emotional, sexual and economical abuse. According to the law an aggrieved person is defined as “any woman who is, or has been, in a domestic relationship with the respondent…” and a respondent is defined as “an adult male person who is, or has been, in a domestic relationship with the aggrieved person…”. Thus, the law only recognizes domestic violence committed by a man on a woman in a household shared in the past or present. While this law is heavily biased against men, many supporters of the law are claiming that this law is good for women. The following are some gross inconsistencies in the law that prove that the DV Act is not good for women either.

There are several instances where a daughter-in- law and/or her blood relatives commit Domestic Violence (as defined by the law) against her mother-in-law, sister-in-law or any other females related by marriage. In addition, mothers or step-mothers abuse their children (who include daughters or step-daughters) physically, verbally, emotionally and economically and vice versa. In such a situation, the law does not provide any protection to female victims of Domestic Violence. Thus, the law can only be used by a wife or a girlfriend (present or former) and their relatives/friends against a man and his family.

According to Clause 17 of the Act legally divorced women and former separated girlfriends/ live-in partners can claim right to residence in the home of their former husband or former partner even though the Act says they may not have any right, title or beneficial interest in the same. The law can thus force a former wife or former girlfriend on a man’s household and violate the rights of his present wife or partner. The law does not provide protection to a man’s current wife or girlfriend/live- in partner or even dependent mothers and sisters under such circumstances. Here, the law favors divorced women and former girlfriends at the cost of the rights of a legally wedded wife/live-in partner and other female relatives that share a household with a man.

According to Section 19, a man can be removed from his own household and him and his relatives can be restrained from entering any portion of the household in which the aggrieved person resides. Through this clause the law supports the encroachment of property by a girlfriend (former or present) at the expense of the right to residence of a man, his legally wedded wife and any other dependent female members of a family. In the name of protecting a section of women who may be making true or false allegations, the law penalizes innocent women who are related to an accused man.

Despite documented evidence that section 498a of IPC has been heavily misused affecting more and more women (along with men) everyday, no amendments to this law have been proposed so far. As with section 498a of IPC, the Domestic Violence Act is replete with loopholes and is bound to be misused. The DV Act will allow legally wedded women, divorced women and girlfriends (former or present) to subject a man and his relatives (male and female) to domestic violence and legal harassment. This Act, like Section 498a of IPC will result in the harassment of many more innocent women than it claims it will protect. It is important for the Government to acknowledge the fact that IPC 498a and DV Act are bad laws that criminalize ordinary citizens (male and female) and violate their fundamental rights.

Unless urgent amendments are made to prevent the misuse of these laws, credibility of women will be lost. In addition to lost credibility, an overload of false cases will worsen the delays in the judicial process and deny timely justice to women who are genuinely aggrieved.

Unreasonable and easily misused laws like IPC 498a and DV Act are already creating a situation of fear and mutual distrust and adversely affecting interpersonal relationships between men and women in the society. This is resulting in more and more broken families and depriving children of a healthy childhood. If the Government and women’s organizations were truly interested in improving the living conditions of women in India they would focus on empowering women through education. Education builds self-confidence and gives a person the ability to stand up for oneself. Educating women can also ensure that the next generation of children are raised to treat each other with respect and be better citizens. The Government and women’s organizations can also lend support for rehabilitation of abused women and protect them from further harassment without doing injustice to innocent men. It would behoove the Government and women’s organizations to work in collaboration with social scientists and psychologists to understand human behavior in the context of changing social conditions and standards in India and think about workable solutions to deal with Domestic Violence and other forms of abuse instead of criminalizing ordinary citizens. Positive measures that can bring about domestic harmony are the only way to ensure family stability and long-term social stability.

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RAHUL MAHAJAN, WIFE BEATER!! Dirty Politics by Congress Ministers and Media.

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

[b]RAHUL MAHAJAN, WIFE BEATER[/b]
By: Vitusha Oberoi
November 20, 2006

Rahul Mahajan’s wife Shweta Singh is on the verge of ending their two-and-a-half month old marriage because of relentless “physical and verbal abuse” by her husband, a source close to the family told MiD DAY.

Rahul and Shweta were married on August 29, when the Mahajans had barely recovered from the events of the previous five months.

In April, Pramod Mahajan was shot dead by his brother Pravin. In June, Mahajan’s secretary Bibek Moitra died after he allegedly overdosed on drugs while he was with Rahul.

The latest in a series of assaults on Shweta occurred last Wednesday, leaving her with a cut lip, a bruised arm, a sore back — and the realization that she had to get out of the marriage.

The incident took place in a car during Rahul’s visit to Delhi last week. To add to Shweta’s humiliation, the beating took place in the presence of two of Rahul’s friends. The source said, Rahul “hit Shweta repeatedly… he caught her by the hair, slapped her on the face, banging her head against the seat. Once, she was hunched over, he kept hitting her on the back with his fists.”

The source said Rahul abused and threatened Shweta and her family throughout, and “vowed” to destroy them.

Apparently, Rahul was full of remorse later, but even this had a manic edge. He told Shweta to “take a hammer and finish him off”. Terrified, Shweta asked him to stay away from her. Shweta’s mother intervened, and Rahul left for Mumbai, sources said.

The pattern was clear well before Rahul’s last attack. Only three weeks ago, after the couple had a disagreement over Rahul’s plans for the future, “he hit Shweta very hard”. The blow left a big bruise on Shweta’s thigh. She flew back to Delhi, afraid of “something worse happening to her” because the couple lives alone in Mumbai.

Rahul “hurled abuses at Shweta, calling her a wh**e and accused her of having destroyed his life” Shweta got to see the violent side of Rahul very early in the marriage. Her ordeal had begun almost as soon as the couple came back after their honeymoon in Seychelles in mid-September.

Upon their return, the couple visited Tirupati and stayed in a hotel, where a trivial matter caused Rahul to lose his temper. The source said Rahul began “hurling abuses at Shweta, calling her a wh**e and accusing her of having destroyed his life. He called her a Vish Kanya, all the while throwing things.” A friend of theirs was in the next room and heard everything.

Shweta was so traumatised after this incident that she couldn’t stop shaking for hours.

After every assault, there were apologies and explanations, said sources. Rahul would tell her that he had an “anger management” problem and that he owed his temper to his “upbringing and his genes”.

Shweta, a qualified pilot, is the daughter of a retired brigadier. She grew up in a very protected, fairly conservative environment.Given the controversies surrounding Rahul, Shweta’s father wasn’t very keen that she marry him, say sources, but Rahul’s persistence seems to have influenced her mother.

Shweta’s ordeal began almost as soon as the couple returned from their Seychelles honeymoon
“He would beg Shweta to marry him and constantly request her mother to convince her,” said sources. The last call that Rahul made on the night Bibek Moitra died was to Shweta.

But things have changed dramatically since, transforming the once bubbly, girlish, Shweta to a woman who wears a permanently haunted look.

According to sources, she has been trying to convince Rahul to agree to a “quiet separation”.

But Rahul isn’t willing — such a move could adversely affect his political plans and the ongoing court case on drugs charges. But the couple is, for all practical purposes, separated. Shweta refuses to go back to Rahul’s Mumbai flat and lives in Delhi under the constant watch of her mother.

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Do gender biased laws in India actually benefit women ? – Uma challa

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

Do gender biased laws in India actually benefit women ?

IPC section 498a was originally designed to protect married women from being harassed or subjected to cruelty by husbands and/or their relatives. This law was mainly aimed at curbing dowry harassment. Unfortunately, this law has been misused to harass men and their families rather than protect genuine female victims of harassment. The Supreme Court of India itself has labeled the misuse of section 498a as “legal terrorism” and stated that “many instances have come to light where the complaints are not bona fide and have been filed with an oblique motive. In such cases, acquittal of the accused does not wipe out the ignominy suffered during and prior to the trial. Sometimes adverse media coverage adds to the misery. ” In agreement with the above statement, the findings of a study conducted by The Center for Social Research indicated that 98 percent of the cases filed under IPC section 498a are false. Nevertheless, the law has been always justified based on its intention of protecting women. At this point it would be worthwhile to think about how IPC section 498a has really affected women.

It has been argued by Government officials favoring the law that despite the establishment of legal measures to counter harassment of married women, there is an increase in the number of cases of harassment. The first part of the statement suggests that women who are harassed should be utilizing this law as a means of protection. If harassed women indeed used the law then we should see a decrease in the number of cases of harassment over time. Considering the stringent consequences imposed by the law and the inordinate delays inherent in the legal system, no ordinary citizen, male or female, would be impudent enough to risk being implicated under this law for the sake of satisfying their monetary or even sadistic desires for that matter.

The fact is that many women who are actually beaten up and harassed by their husbands and in-laws rarely file 498a or resort to other dowry related laws. A lot of them live in rural areas, unaware of the law or lack the necessary economic and moral support from their natal families. Going by the conviction rate the proportion of women who have genuine cases is 2%. Most women who file 498a are from urban backgrounds and are either capable of fending for themselves or have enough family support to fall back on. The proportion of women who belong to this category is 98%. In the 98% of false cases, in every instance that 1 daughter-in- law files a false complaint at least 2 women (an innocent mother-in-law and sister-in-law) are arrested and undergo stress, humiliation and harassment in the hands of the exploitative police, lawyers, staff and officials in Indian courts before being acquitted several years later. So, in every 100 cases 2 women genuinely benefit, 98 women get away with perjury and extortion, and at least 196 women suffer needlessly.

The number of cases that are filed in police stations or courts are the basis for the official statistics of dowry harassment. So, given that the law allows women unlimited scope to fabricate lies (with no penalty of perjury) and given that women are encouraged to keep filing false cases the statistics of “dowry harassment” are bound to rise while the problem of genuine harassment is left unchecked. So, the government has, in the name of protection of women, done grave injustice to two groups of women. The first group constitutes the genuine victims of dowry harassment whose misery remains unmitigated but is constantly alluded to in order to justify the law. The second group consists of innocent mothers and sisters of husbands who are criminalized and harassed by the police and the legal system without any regard to their age, health or marital status. Pregnant women, unmarried sisters, ailing mothers and even aged grandmothers have been sent behind the bars under false allegations but their pain and suffering has not even been acknowledged leave alone addressed by the Government. Through IPC section 498a, the Government is actually protecting those women that indulge in perjury, blackmail, extortion and harassment of their husbands and in-laws.

The recently passed Domestic Violence Bill claims that it will protect women from Domestic Violence which includes physical, verbal, emotional, sexual and economical abuse. According to the law an aggrieved person is defined as “any woman who is, or has been, in a domestic relationship with the respondent…” and a respondent is defined as “an adult male person who is, or has been, in a domestic relationship with the aggrieved person…”. Thus, the law only recognizes domestic violence committed by a man on a woman in a household shared in the past or present. While this law is heavily biased against men, many supporters of the law are claiming that this law is good for women. The following are some gross inconsistencies in the law that prove that the DV Act is not good for women either.

There are several instances where a daughter-in- law and/or her blood relatives commit Domestic Violence (as defined by the law) against her mother-in-law, sister-in-law or any other females related by marriage. In addition, mothers or step-mothers abuse their children (who include daughters or step-daughters) physically, verbally, emotionally and economically and vice versa. In such a situation, the law does not provide any protection to female victims of Domestic Violence. Thus, the law can only be used by a wife or a girlfriend (present or former) and their relatives/friends against a man and his family.

According to Clause 17 of the Act legally divorced women and former separated girlfriends/ live-in partners can claim right to residence in the home of their former husband or former partner even though the Act says they may not have any right, title or beneficial interest in the same. The law can thus force a former wife or former girlfriend on a man’s household and violate the rights of his present wife or partner. The law does not provide protection to a man’s current wife or girlfriend/live- in partner or even dependent mothers and sisters under such circumstances. Here, the law favors divorced women and former girlfriends at the cost of the rights of a legally wedded wife/live-in partner and other female relatives that share a household with a man.

According to Section 19, a man can be removed from his own household and him and his relatives can be restrained from entering any portion of the household in which the aggrieved person resides. Through this clause the law supports the encroachment of property by a girlfriend (former or present) at the expense of the right to residence of a man, his legally wedded wife and any other dependent female members of a family. In the name of protecting a section of women who may be making true or false allegations, the law penalizes innocent women who are related to an accused man.

Despite documented evidence that section 498a of IPC has been heavily misused affecting more and more women (along with men) everyday, no amendments to this law have been proposed so far. As with section 498a of IPC, the Domestic Violence Act is replete with loopholes and is bound to be misused. The DV Act will allow legally wedded women, divorced women and girlfriends (former or present) to subject a man and his relatives (male and female) to domestic violence and legal harassment. This Act, like Section 498a of IPC will result in the harassment of many more innocent women than it claims it will protect. It is important for the Government to acknowledge the fact that IPC 498a and DV Act are bad laws that criminalize ordinary citizens (male and female) and violate their fundamental rights.

Unless urgent amendments are made to prevent the misuse of these laws, credibility of women will be lost. In addition to lost credibility, an overload of false cases will worsen the delays in the judicial process and deny timely justice to women who are genuinely aggrieved.

Unreasonable and easily misused laws like IPC 498a and DV Act are already creating a situation of fear and mutual distrust and adversely affecting interpersonal relationships between men and women in the society. This is resulting in more and more broken families and depriving children of a healthy childhood. If the Government and women’s organizations were truly interested in improving the living conditions of women in India they would focus on empowering women through education. Education builds self-confidence and gives a person the ability to stand up for oneself. Educating women can also ensure that the next generation of children are raised to treat each other with respect and be better citizens. The Government and women’s organizations can also lend support for rehabilitation of abused women and protect them from further harassment without doing injustice to innocent men. It would behoove the Government and women’s organizations to work in collaboration with social scientists and psychologists to understand human behavior in the context of changing social conditions and standards in India and think about workable solutions to deal with Domestic Violence and other forms of abuse instead of criminalizing ordinary citizens. Positive measures that can bring about domestic harmony are the only way to ensure family stability and long-term social stability.

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DV Act: Fatal for Congress

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

[b]DV Act: Fatal for Congress [/b]

Congress, under the unchallenged leadership of Sonia Gandhi, is feeling the shock wave of distrust from their supporters and common people after they passed Domestic Violence Act. Supporters are condemning the way the DV Act has been drafted. They understand that the bill has been deliberately drafted specifically to be misused. Ministers are now coming out of their self-indulgent cocoon and saying that they were savagely pressurized by women’s group with the assent of Sonia Gandhi’s ultimatum. Most of the ministers were always apprehensive and reluctant to pass Domestic Violence Act in the current form, but they were silenced by women group’s pressure tactics and Sonia Gandhi’s intimidation.

Currently, the Parliament is echoing the declaration of women power in the country’s political and social policies. However, women members in the parliament are relentlessly gabbling about women’s rights, which can only be termed as a systematic delusory agenda to topple all fundamental rights of men. The reiteration by women members in the Parliament about the status that a woman deserves and the rights that a woman needs has been stretched to such an extent that it only sends out a message that these women members are only concerned with taking care of the unscrupulous women and their ulterior motives and not for essential National issues. In addition, passing the 33% women reservation in the Parliament will only reinforce their radical feministic deception to enslave men in the society under the agenda of so-called women’s rights.

After all, what is this buzz-word “Women’s Rights”? Who would call the agenda of destroying all fundamental rights of men as ‘women’s rights’? Extensive legal powers to extort, blackmail, terrorize innocent families and falsely implicating innocent men and also going off scot-free cannot be termed as “Women’s Rights” and that is precisely what is happening now.

There is a conspicuous alarm in the society that DV Act will prostitutionize relationships. People will first get familiar with the Indian Penal Code and various other Legal provisions and weigh the legal risks involved in marriage and live-in relationship. There will be no place for love, harmony and understanding in a relationship which is governed by absurd, biased, yet politically correct legal provisions. Youngsters have already decided to remain single to avoid getting falsely implicated into women-protective laws. The Congress may perhaps be not aware that the children in school do not differentiate between boy and girl and so it is evident these same children will one day grow and break the spine of political ideologies of overprotecting women.

People are now disillusioned about the political agendas of Congress and are now deciding to vote-out Congress. Media, on the other hand, are feeling the pressure between social welfare and anti-social political agenda. Media is flooded with emails of criticism and condemnation toward women’s group and their radical feministic agenda, which has been propagated as so-called “Women’s Rights.” The social fabric is under attack in the name of Women’s Rights. It is now clear that Domestic Violence Bill is proving to be fatal for Congress.

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Hope floats

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

Hope floats

CHANDIGARH:
If you thought that there was no way out once your wife has slapped a case under
Domestic Violence Act (DVA) on you, think again. In what can be seen as a beacon
of hope for harried husbands, a local court on Thursday disposed off a complaint
filed under DVA with just few directions to the respondent to protect interests
of the woman. What’s more, the magistrate asked the couple to resolve their
differences and start life afresh.

It took judicial magistrate first
class Atul Marya six days to decide on the complaint filed by one Gurpreet Kaur
against her husband.

On Thursday morning, both Kaur and her husband were
asked by the court to sit and talk to each other. The couple expressed their
desire to have a cup of tea together so that they could sort out their
differences.

After separately recording coule’s statements, the
magistrate pronounced order in the afternoon. The court said Gurpreet is
entitled to reside in a shared household with her husband. The couple would have
joint custody of their son and the husband will provide all the necessities of
life to his wife as per his capacity. Also, in case of any violence against the
applicant, the SHO concerned should give her protection, said the order.

Lauding court for stressing on reconciliation, advocate Terminder Singh
said, “It’s a good order as it has saved the marriage of the couple.”

Agrees NK Nanda, president of district bar association. “The approach of
the judge in the case is worth praising. The court not only ensured speedy
disposal of the complaint, but also took care to protect woman’s rights.”

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International Fathers Movement

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

International Fathers Movement

Dear Brother and friends in this forum,

We are a
half a world apart, physically. I am in America, Texas to be exact. But, as men
we are the victims of an anti-family, anti-father, male hating campaign. Most of
the roots of the current abuses of men and their children and families arise out
of the roots of an American movement, The National Organization of Women (NOW).

NOW, in its beginnings, openly supported legalizing prostitution,
allowing girls of any age the right to consent to sex with anyone, to encourage
homosexuality among women and to destroy the institutions of marriage. They
entered a well funded campaign and won political ground in America and then have
gone on to export their political agenda throughout the world, The United
Nations has been the tool of the extreme feminists of NOW.

The
wealthiest political action fund (pac) in the United States is the EMILY LIST.
They use the funds to influence elections. They are very aggressive.

Divorced men in America are actively destroyed and imprisoned in
America. This is often done without the man knowing about the hearings,
allegations, and without the man being able to defend himself in
court.

Support payments are ordered for the men to pay and the amounts of
monthly payments are often greater than what the fathers earn.

But, in
America they do not yet jail the father’s family. Only the father. The U.S.
Government pays the states and the local prosecutors, judges and even jails for
each father they can turn into a criminal and put in jail. A bounty has been
placed on fathers heads in America.

In America, DNA testing has show
upward of 30% of the children born in a married home are not the children of the
husband. In America, it is commonly known that nearly 30,000 men commit suicide
each year over the loss of their children, homes, property, and even future
income (slavery American style). The judges openly mock, disrespect and even
ridicule fathers who try to continue to be a part of their children’s
lives.

We have so very much in common. The movement to destroy men and
families has gone international and that is why you are suffering
today.

I would suggest if you have any members who may wish to consider
becoming involved in an international fathers movement to please contact me. I
believe we need to organize on an international level to achieve any relief.
Having an international coalition can help each local group attain more
credibility and strength. Equality in family law should be our
goal.

United we stand. Divided we fall.

Stan

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Rajasthan Minister said 45 percent False Dowry Sec 498A Cases

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

Debate and controversies among women organizations

A good row of debate and controversies started among women organizations in Jaipur following the statements of Rajasthan State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria and Chairperson Ms. Tara Bhandari of Rajasthan Commission for Women. State Home Minister Mr. Kataria said in a program “Meet the Press” in Jaipur on 14th Nov. 2006 that the misuse of dowry law is happening in state and every year such false cases of women harassment, Dowry harassment Law of sec. 498A, are found to be around 45% false after their police investigation. Sate Women Commission’s chairperson also supported his statements adding that these days women have made the 498A as their weapon. She also advised that women should not watch most of television serials being relayed on private channels which are breaking the families. Tara Bhandari said in a program organized at Bhilwara that new law of Domestic Violence Act will not be allowed to become Sec. 498A and women are filing dowry cases on any one using this sec. as a weapon.

In today’s local newspapers (17th Nov), the news is that most of local women organizations protested and demanded for resignation of chairperson against statements of Commission’s Chairperson as anti-women, when she had raised her concerns over the large scale misuse of dowry law sec. 498A in the state. Due to their protest, the official work was also halted in the commission. The Chairperson was also absent for the day. Among the protestors were the Kalpana Srivastava of PUCL, Ladkumari Jain of RUVA, Renuka Pamecha of Mahila Punarvas Samuh, Sumitra Chopra, Nisha Siddhu. Kavita
Shivastava said that their protest will continue until Tara Bhandari publicly asks sorry.

So this is the kind of terror and threat of women organizations in our country against those who try to raise true concerns against them. According to women organisations, what they think is only true in this world, they are definitely not less than the terrorists so shall be punished under law for ruining hundreds of homes without any mercy.

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When Our Politician and LAW Maker Will Wake Up ??

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

News from IBN live:


http://www.ibnlive.com/news/act-wont-hit-good-hubbies-renuka/26051-3.html


In the above video2 this participant ruler of the country clearly knows 98% cases of IPC-498a (dowry law) i.e, 98% misuse of dowry laws.


What is 98% MISUSE by dowry law means ?:


1) Every year atleast 50,000 families (out of 70,000 police FIRs on 498a) for nearly 15+ yrs (total 7 lkhs 50,000 families or around 0.5 crore persons) including intellectuals (5% intellectuals creates 60% infrastructure in most countries) who are responsible for the infrastructure of the country(like scientists, phds, engineers, doctors) wasted their precious time, value, money for 5 to 8 yrs(minimum time it takes in any court for dowry law in india) declared as innocents by hight courts/supremecourts/session courts. These ppl lost faith, trust on the executive system and governance of the country. Many out of these ppl (very elders) depressed, died, diseased, lived in fear cursing at courts at old age before dying. how many children raised under single parenting. See how the resources of the country wasted for nothing. who is responsible for this? Is this the way country use/d intellectuals or resources for the country? no one questions.

No one cares poor real suffering several women who not even inside this 100% 498a cases.


Pls. see the real statistics here how many men die before marriage and how many die after marriage:


http://www.frontlineonnet.com/fl1821/18210960.htm


It states that — “The distribution of suicides by marital status reveals some interesting patterns. The rates do not vary much between the sexes for the never married. Among those currently married, while the rate for males is about 17 per 100,000 persons, the rate for females is 11.4 per 100,000. Among those widowed, while the rate for males is 21 per 100,000 persons, the rate for females is also significantly lower, at 6.6 per 100,000. However, among divorced males the suicide rate is 164 per 100,000 persons, but even in this class, among females the rate is only 63 per 100,000. While the suicide rate for separated men is about 167, for females it is only 41 per 100,000 persons. “


National crime records bureau (NCRB) statistics about suicides:


http://ncrb.nic.in/ADSI-03.pdf


It states that – :


The ratio of Male : Female victims of suicide was 63 : 37.


Nearly 44.7% of the suicide victims were married males while only 25% were married females.”


Male Female accident Victim Ratio — 76 : 24.
Santhakka

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Domestic Violence Statistics Scandal: Manufactured Lies Out in Open

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

[b]Domestic Violence Statistics Scandal: Manufactured Lies Out in Open[/b]

Category: Facts and Statistics. Posted by Sumanth at 9:58 pm.

I knew feminists manufacture statistics(article). Still, I was in a shock, when I got a call from Bharati just now, who suggested that the statistic that “70% Indian women are abused by Indian wife-beaters” can be false. Then he told me, since last 48 hours, members of SIF in US started finding the source of the report that 70% of Indian Women face domestic violence. Many Indian and Western News agencies reported it.

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Indian Express reported(Link), according to the United Nations Development Programme, nearly 70 per cent married women in the age group of 15 to 49 years in India face “rape, beating and verbal abuse”. HindustanTimes also reported it(link).

But, the source was not traced in UNDP website or any other websites related to UN. Our search process is still continuing.

Some others News Agencies(link) have refered to UNFPA as the source of these statistics, “United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) found that an astonishing 70 percent of women who are married are beaten and sexually abused.”

How can two different organisations of UN (ie. UNDP and UNFPA) take on the same research and produce the same results by wasting funds?

We would like to request the Indian blogger community to check if they can get the source of the these statistics.

In the meantime, SIF memebrs contacted David R. Usher of MensNewsDaily, world’s most famous Men’s Rights Blog. He also could not confirm the statistics and accused UN of manufacturing lies.

Then, we found that the website of UNFPA has a Histogram, which shows percentage of ever-married Indian women between age 15 to 49 ever beaten* by a spouse of partner in 2005. The histogram shows the percentage as just 19%(unfpa article).
(*In most surveys includes having been hit, slapped, kicked and physically hurt.)

So, what is the percentage of Indian women getting physically abused in a year by their so called wife-beater husbands?

That is 19/(49-15) = 0.56%.

Lets compare 0.56% women between age 15-49 facing domestic violence and the figure of 70% women facing domestic violence as reported in Media in last 20 days. Feminist hypocrisy is out in open.

In the meanwhile, we could lay hands on following statistics on domestic violence from various websites related to UN.

A study in Sweden found that 70 per cent of women had experienced some form of violence or sexual harassment. Statistics from the Netherlands show that about 200,000 women are subjected to violence each year by their intimate partners(research study).

Well, I can see Sweden and Netherlands rank five and ten in the whole world so far as gender empowerment measures are concerned. India ranks a poor 126th. Now, it is very troubling for me, how can India and Sweden have same percentage of women who face violence, while India took almost no measures for Gender Empowerment till now? Does that mean all these laws and empowerment programs lead no where?

Finally, it seems UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is doing research on “Domestic Violence against women” forgetting the grave situation at Iraq, North Korea and global war on terrorism(link).

Conclusions are considered unscientific, if they are based on one-sided statistics. So, the research by UN is unscientific as it did not collect any data on domestic violence against men (by their intimate partners). For truely scientific research, the statistics of abuse of women and also men by their intimate partners need to be kept side by side, while deriving any conclusions. Please refer to a research paper by a world famous intimate partner violence(IPV) expert Murray Straus(link).

Its pretty bad time for feminists now as the scandals gets exposed one after another. Now, they are accepting that Section 498a (and anti-dowry law) is misused and elder abuse did take place. Without promising that they can close the loop holes in that law and save innocents, they are claiming that innocent men will not suffer under the new “domestic violence” laws. To make matters worse for them, the statistics of 70% women facing domestic violence (in India) is also almost on the verge of collapsing.

I hope, feminism survives in India and UN survives in the world.

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Marriage – a synonym for Kidnapping!!!

Posted by 498A_Crusader on April 9, 2007

I responded to a reader’s comment on CNN-IBN :

Act wont hit good hubbies



Under the garb of providing protection to women, Indian legislations are destroying the very fabric of society. The laws on Domestic Violence are skewed towards protection of women, who in turn have intelligently [b]misused[/b] it for their personal gains. In India it is pretty easy to hold one’s husband to ransom.



Sunitha, if there is no Equality in Law then one cannot expect Justice to be meted out through such UNEQUAL Laws. UNEQUAL means which is not equal, which is biased, tilted towards one side. If we say that this law is for innocent women then where is the law for innocent men??? Or are you trying to say that all Indian men are evil??? Or did you mean to say that innocent men do not need protection???



Rather than making emotional comments about such a serious issue it would be better if one could look at such statutes rationally. Victim is a victim, be it men or women. The ACT should use the word “victim of domestic violence”. And moreover it speaks of emotional abuse too, whereas we all know (numerous studies say so) that women are emotionally stronger than men. So where is the question of men inflicting emotional abuse on women??? Research says men are the worst victims of emotional abuse in Domestic Violence. Obviously, the stronger the strength the greater the power. Thats what most of the women’s welfare organisations say… isn’t it?? They say Men are physically stronger so they abuse women physically, so women need protection. Going by the same dictum… women are emotionally stronger so they are capable of abusing men emotionally… so men need protection.



This only shows that 498a / DV Act have been enacted under pressure from women’s group, without any thought for the disastrous consequences it would have on the societal fabric in India. Family after family is being destroyed, women are exploiting men through hefty out-of-court settlements, all because they can hold vulnerable men and their families to ransom, wielding the biased 498a/DV. It looks as though the Govt. has sanctioned them to hold men to ransom. At this rate, Marriage might be a synonym for Kidnapping in future.



The point is let us talk of justice for ALL and not for a handful of section of society. To protect half of the propulation, the majority cannot be crucified.

preetigoel_66

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