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Boy stripped for ‘stealing’

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 26, 2008

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In an appalling incident, police on Friday night strip searched a youth in public glare following allegations that he had stolen a cell phone. On Saturday, the Kerala State Human Rights Commission and home department ordered a probe into the incident which occurred near the East Fort bus stand in Thiruvananthapuram.

According to reports, upset over police action against some of their colleagues, transport employees at the stand had gone on a flash strike on Friday night.

At this, angry passengers protested the lack of bus services. During the acrimony, one person in the crowd complained that his mobile was stolen and pointed to a youth. The crowd beat up the youth, forcing the police to intervene.

Ignoring his fervent pleas, the cops then searched the youth stripping him down to his underwear. The lost phone was later recovered from a nearby spot.

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// NOW WE ARE SURE THAT, THERE IS NO MEN`S RIGHTS VIOLATION.
In india only women are victims, all men are criminals — eDitor

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Divorce TOUGH for working women

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 26, 2008

HYDERABAD: It’s a more painful separation for working women than housewives when a marriage ends in a divorce. Their non-housewife status works against them with estranged husbands being asked to pay much less as maintenance to earning ex-wives as against those who do not work.

Even in cases where a woman’s monthly salary is as less as Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000, the maintenance amount she gets is a fraction of what non-working women would. For, the woman’s salary is taken into account while deciding the maintenance.

In maximum number of cases the quantum of maintenance being decided is much less than what the woman would need to live comfortably.

A woman usually gets one-third, one-fourth or one-fifth of the husband’s basic salary (excluding the compulsory deductions). Most often, they do not get the one-third share and have to settle for much less.

Marriage law experts note that while the law states the living standards of both parties (man and wife) to which they were accustomed to should be maintained even post separation, it is not being followed in true letter and spirit. In the bargain, women with poor salaries are forced to compromise on the living standard they were used to in their marital life.

In some cases, even the professional qualification of the woman becomes an obstacle to her getting a reasonable alimony. Civil lawyer Vishwa Janani cites the example of a professionally qualified woman who never worked. “But she was granted only Rs 7,500 for her as well her child’s maintenance, when her husband was not only earning well but also had accommodation provided by the employer,” she says. The woman is now taking tuitions to meet expenses.

Working women getting poor maintenance has been the case from the very beginning, just that it has become more evident with more women working now than in the past, notes civil lawyer K Ranganathan. He notes that while the law does say that the alimony has to be commensurate to her lifestyle so far, the amount depends on the court the case is being heard. “Each court views it differently,” he says.

It becomes worse if the child in the marriage is a boy and is 18 years at the time of divorce since a major boy child (in a Hindu marriage) is not entitled to maintenance. Janani recollects the separation of couple married for several years, where the woman got maintenance only for herself as her son was 18. “He was still studying and the rapport between the son and the father was bad,” she says.

Things appear to remain the same until the woman’s post-separation life is viewed more realistically and sympathetically, experts note.
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Spurt in divorce cases in cities

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 26, 2008

With growing consumerism and higher levels of stress, Mumbai is seeing a sharp increase in the number of divorces, leading to breakdown of the traditional Indian family system.

Since 2002, the number of divorce petitions filed in the special family court in Mumbai is 20,929. The situation in Thane is worse, where 23,993 divorce petitions were filed during the same period. The figure is alarming as the number of marriages that were registered in both the cities during 2002 and 2007 was 1,04,287, which means almost half the marriages appear to be in trouble.

Last year, in fact, saw a jump of almost 50 per cent in the number of divorce cases filed over 2002. In 2005, Thane courts received a whopping 5,734 divorce petitions, a record yet to be surpassed.

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A leading labour and family court practitioner Hutoxi Tawadia told Deccan Herald that in majority of the cases, divorce was being sought on the grounds of “mental cruelty” and “physical cruelty”.

Tawadia attributes the growing numbers to liberalisation and consumerism. “We have become more impatient, we want instant gratification, there is no patience for anything in the BPO era,” she said.

Rupali (name changed) underwent a gruelling four-year divorce process. She said in an enlightened society like in Maharashtra, women are no longer ostracised due to divorce, unlike in most other cities in the south. “Even in Bangalore divorce is still considered taboo and is out of question,” she said.

Trend replicated
The trend is not limited to Mumbai, but across Maharashtra. In Pune, 9499 divorce petitions were filed in past six years, while in Aurangabad and Nagpur, in the past five years, 1338 and 3098 divorce cases were filed respectively.

Age is no bar for those seeking divorce. In Aurangabad, a litigant in the age group of 60-70 years filed for divorce 2003. In Nagpur it was two male litigants, between the same age group.

But always, males outnumber women in initiating divorce. In Nagpur, out of 620 applicants, 365 were male and 255 were female. “It has to do with the male ego,” Tawadia said.

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Indian woman unveiled

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 26, 2008

There are two dominant images of the modern Indian woman. The first image is that of the meek sati-savitri, an eternal victim who is yet to see the light of modern values. She may have donned modern clothes and started living in metropolis, yet she remains her conservative self, steeped in values of a male-dominated society. The other image is that of Durga, the irrepressible rebel, who cannot be contained or tamed.

Radicals and feminists often draw upon this imagery to script a story of the hidden modernity of Indian women. The tyranny of these two images often prevents us from listening to the voice of the modern Indian woman.

The findings of the CNN-IBN-CSDS-Indian Express survey of Indian women invite us to question both these images. To be sure, the survey has over-sampled urban women (56 per cent as compared to the national average of 28 per cent).

Yet it is not easy to fit in some of the findings with the sati-savitri image. Both urban and rural women reject some of the male-centric notions of gender roles:

– There is an overwhelming support cutting across rural-urban and religious divide that parental property should be divided equally among daughters and sons. This sentiment is strongest among graduate, single women living in the metros. But even the younger generation of rural women clearly favour this.

- The is a near consensus among women that their role should not be restricted to staying at home and looking after the family, as 77 of the urban and 69 of the rural support the proposition that there is nothing wrong in women going out and working. It is not just that practically every young graduate woman favours this idea. A majority of old and non-literate women too endorse the idea of working women.

– Again, cutting across the rural-urban and class divide, our respondents reject the belief that too much education is not good for women. Even the uneducated do not favour this proposition.

– If you thought all these opinions are about politically-correct subject, consider this: when asked to react to a proposition that there is nothing wrong for women to have sexual desires, the verdict is an abashed 3:1 in favour. The ratio is of course higher among the young metropolitan women, but no section displays a dominance of Victorian prudishness.

An incipient sexual revolution? The beginning of a much-delayed transition from a ‘traditional’ and ‘conservative’ mindset to a modern outlook?

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Morality and Indian woman’s mind

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 26, 2008

Who is the Indian woman? What image does the nation have of her?

The CNN-IBN-CSDS-Indian Express State of the Nation Survey busts several myths about the Indian woman.

The Indian woman is either portrayed as a meek sati-savitri or as Durga, the irrepressible rebel. The truth is much more complex.

Women believe that their role should not be restricted to staying at home and looking after the family. As many as 77 of urban women and 69 of rural women support the proposition that there is nothing wrong in them going out and working, the survey found.

But the stereotype that men are generally more intelligent than women is accepted by a large number of women, says the survey.

When asked to react to the question that there is nothing wrong for women to have sexual desires, 50 percent were in favour. The ratio is of course higher among young metropolitan women, but no section displays a dominance of Victorian prudishness, says the survey. But 86 percent of women don’t support the idea of live-in relationship.

What do such views tell about the Indian woman? CNN-IBN’s Senior Editor Sagarika Ghose asked this to Poornima Advani, lawyer and former chairperson of the National Commission for Women, ad guru Prahlad Kakkar, Shefalee Vasudev, editor of Marie Claire India, and writer Abha Dawesar.

Does survey indicate that women consider marriage a ‘freeing mechanism’? The answer is yes but there is a catch to it, said Vasudev.

“This agenda of liberation that women have—which has come with financial freedom and changing roles—has made them prisoners of war in confines of morality. They want to free out of that. A prisoner of war is good only when he is free. I am not sure if the survey indicates that (women believe) marriage is a freer of women and live-in relationship enslaves them,” said Vasudev.

If marriage is ‘the’ institution for women, does it explain their views on sex?

Kakkar said India is a conservative society but women decide the country’s morality. “Society is very, very favoured toward men but (it’s morality) is implemented by women. It is not a male-dominated but a male-scripted society. People who actually implement moral issues very vociferously are women,” said Kakkar.

Advani disagreed that women set the moral agenda. “The finding that only 6 percent women approve of live-in relationship shows that we value our family system. This shows we think that very basis of our social fabric is the family unit,” she said.

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What women want? Liberty or marriage

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 26, 2008

New Delhi: “Men can’t be trusted,” —the very remark by Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Renuka Choudhary, created a furore of sorts.

However, the CNN-IBN-Indian Express survey on Women and India asked if women prefer live-in relationships or if they easily trusted a man. The survey has several women reiterating the thought:

Nearly one in two women say that men are disloyal.
More than half of single women second that.
And married women aren’t far behind either.

And when it comes to issues of inheritance, higher education and marriage, here’s what women have to say:

More than seven out of 10 women want equal inheritance for men and women.
About three fourth women say there’s nothing wrong in a woman working.
And just about one in four women say that higher education for women is not a must.
And we cannot expect women to be liberal when it comes to marriage:
While 46 per cent of women support a ban on inter caste marriage.
One in 2 women want a ban on inter religious marriages.

“I will not be uncomfortable with anyone of any religion including my own who is deeply religious because I am not,” says writer, Abha Dawesar.

The Indian woman is still wary of experimenting with relationships.

Only six per cent women are okay with live in relationships.
Among those who are graduate, the number goes up to 16 per cent.

When it comes to pre marital sex, just six per cent of women are comfortable with the idea. And even among young graduates and women from metros the numbers say it all.

“The strength of our country is wasted upon having a family unit,” says former Chairperson, NCW, Poornima Advani.

So while the 21st century Indian woman may claim to be liberals, these numbers have a different story to tell.

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Court summons Arjun Singh kin in dowry case

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 25, 2008

Moradabad, UP: A court here has asked six family members of Union Minister Arjun Singh to appear before it on February 26 in connection with a petition against the closure of a dowry case filed against them.

The case was lodged by Manvendra Singh, the father-in-law of the minister’s grandson Abijit Singh.

The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chandausi, has summoned Abhijit, his father Abhimanyu Singh, mother Beena and three other relatives.

On an application by Abhijit’s father-in-law, the ACJM court had in July last year ordered the police to lodge a case against the six, as also Arjun Singh, under various sections of the IPC and Anti-Dowry Act.

The matter was investigated by the CBI and the local police, after which the name of Arjun Singh was withdrawn and later, the case itself was closed.

Manvendra Singh yesterday filed a plea against the police closure of the case. However, the petition did not mention the name of the Union minister.

Abhijit Singh got married to Priyanka Singh of Moradabad in February 2006

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Dowry frame-up is cruelty against husband

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 24, 2008

New Delhi: A city court, while granting divorce to a husband has held that his wife’s false allegations of dowry harassment against him amount to cruelty. In this case the husband had sought a divorce from his wife to whom he had been married to 33 years as he claimed that his wife had been cruel to him by lodging several false complaints against him.

Additional district judge Atul Kumar Garg, said in a recent order: ‘‘It has been proved that the wife has treated the husband with cruelty as no person expects misbehaviour from his wife and to send him to jail by lodging several complaints.’’

Admitting the divorce plea of the husband, who spent a few days in jail due to his wife’s false complaints, the court observed that his wife had in her testimony denied levelling dowry charges against him. ‘‘By claiming this, she belied her own allegations levelled against her husband in various other judicial and quasi-judicial fora,’’ the court said. The couple’s children had also spoken in favour of their father before the Delhi Police’s Crime Against Women (CAW) cell.
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SC grants succession right to live-in partner

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 24, 2008

NEW DELHI: Setting a precedent, the Supreme Court has granted succession certificate to a woman after the death of the man she was living with and despite the fact that his legally-wedded wife was alive.

This gives a new twist to the concept of live-in relationship. In the past, the court had repeatedly shown inclination to assume valid marriage between a man and a woman who lived together as husband and wife for ‘long years’ without specifying the inheritance rights of the woman in such a relationship.

In this judgment, the court gave succession certificate to the live-in partner on the ground that the children born out of the relationship were legitimate disregarding the fact that the man had a legally-wedded wife, who never lived with him.

One Vidyadhari had lived for a long time with Sheetaldeen and gave birth to four children from him. After the death of Sheetaldeen, Vidyadhari claimed succession certificate on the basis of her being mentioned as the nominee by him in the provident fund and life insurance policies.

After the death of Sheetaldeen, both Vidyadhari and his legally-wedded wife, Sukharna Bai, filed petitions before a Madhya Pradesh trial court seeking right of succession to his properties.

The trial court rejected Sukharna Bai’s claim, but the high court reversed the decision saying there was no evidence to substantiate Vidyadhari’s claim that there was a customary divorce between Sheetaldeen and his legally-wedded wife.

After reaching this finding, the HC had held that Sukharna Bai alone was entitled to the right of succession and not Vidyadhari.

An apex court Bench comprising Justices S B Sinha and V S Sirpurkar came to the rescue of Vidyadhari and said though the HC was right in reaching the conclusion about subsisting marriage between Sheetaldeen and Sukharna Bai, it was wrong in denying succession certificate to Vidyadhari for the purpose of collecting provident fund and life insurance amounts.

Whatever be the status of Vidyadhari, there was no doubt about the legitimacy of the four children born out of her relationship with Sheetaldeen, said Justice Sirpurkar, who wrote the judgment on behalf of the Bench.

“No doubt Vidyadhari herself claimed to be a legal heir which status she could not have claimed, but besides that she had the status of a nominee of Sheetaldeen. She continued to stay with Sheetaldeen as his wife for a long time and was a person of confidence for Sheetaldeen who had nominated her for his PF, life cover scheme, pension and amount of life insurance and other dues,” he said.

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Dying declaration unreliable: SC acquits two

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 24, 2008

The Supreme Court has acquitted two persons sentenced to life imprisonment for burning a man alive, observing that the victim’s ‘dying declaration’ was unreliable and the prosecution could not produce any evidence against them.

The apex court felt that barring the ‘dying declaration’ claimed to have been recorded by an assistant sub-inspector, the prosecution could not produce any evidence to prove the guilt of the accused.

According to the prosecution, on November 3 2002 accused Shaik Rafik and Fatim Bee doused Noor Miya Mohd Hussain with kerosene and set him ablaze following an altercation.

The prosecution alleged that Hussain was set ablaze at his house by the duo after he refused to allow his estranged daughter-in-law, Jaibunissa, to return to his house.

Hussain’s dying declaration was recorded by ASI Maroti on the basis of which a sessions court in Maharastra convicted the accused to life imprisonment and the Bombay High Court affirmed the conviction and sentence.

The accused appealed in the apex court on the ground that the conviction was unsustainable as there were no other evidence except the dying declaration purportedly recorded by the ASI, which they said was flawed on various counts.

Agreeing with the defence view, the court pointed out that the ASI had recorded the declaration despite the fact that the executive magistrate was available for recording the same. According to rules, a dying declaration has to be recorded by an executive magistrate or a judicial magistrate; and only in their absence by a police or medical officer.

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Man kidnaps lover’s kids, arrested

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 23, 2008

MUMBAI: A 40-year-old man was recently arrested by the Saki Naka police for kidnapping two teenaged children of a young woman with whom he was having an affair. The accused, Shahjahan alias Kalim Khan, told the police that the children were objecting to his relationship with their mother and he wanted them out of the way.

Officials also rescued the 16-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy, and reunited them with their mother.

According to the police, the teens’ mother, Saira Begum (name changed), lived at Indira Nagar near Kurla. She had a love marriage with their father in 1999, after which he left for work in Saudi Arabia. Khan was a childhood friend of Saira. He started visiting her frequently and the two grew close. Soon, they started having intimate relations. Saira’s husband was unaware of the developments, but her children resented Khan.

“When Saira told Khan her children objected to their relationship, Khan hatched a plot to abduct them. He called the two from her cellphone on January 14 and summoned them to Saki Naka. He later put them up at a friend’s house,” a police officer said.

When her children didn’t return home Saira lodged a police complaint. The cops smelt a rat and kept a watch on Khan and later arrested him.

The two teens were told that their mother wanted to meet them. Despite not having money, they hitch-hiked rides to Saki Naka first, and later to Asalpha, where Khan was waiting,” a police officer said.

Khan made false promises to the teens that he would take them to their mother. From 8pm that night to 5am the next day, he drove them around the city, from Asalpha to the Santa Cruz airport and then back to Saki Naka. In the morning, he bundled them into a local train bound for Virar. At Vasai, he made them alight and take another train to Naigaon, the earlier station. There, he put them up at a friend’s house in the Vijay Park area.

When his friend inquired about the kids, Khan lied that their mother had died and they would stay at Naigaon for a few days till their father returned to India from Saudi Arabia.

Saira, meanwhile, was worried when her children didn’t return home and lodged a police complaint. Khan too accompanied her to the police station so as to avoid suspicion. But cops smelt a rat when Khan made repeated trips to the police station to inquire about the kids’ whereabouts. A team of policemen kept a watch on him and were led to the Naigaon house of his friend. In the wee hours of January 18, the children were rescued and reunited with their mother. Khan was arrested on charges of abduction the next day, after the teens’ statements were recorded.

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//Indian biased media never publish Married women extra marital Affair,When these women husbands work hard to give better life in middle east burning sun, these prostitutes enjoy with their lovers. and everyone support, media give then SAINTS possition
she is the one who responsible for this crime. but law will not do anything to her, coz in india,such women is victim. even she is prostitute.

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Molestation may be made non-bailable

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 23, 2008

MUMBAI: In the face of a public outcry against the molestation of two women on New Year’s eve in the city, the state government on Tuesday sent a proposal to the Centre, asking for permission to make molestation a non-bailable offence.

The state has also sought to increase the maximum term for a person convicted of molestation from two years to three years.

“We sent the proposal to the Centre on Tuesday. We have asked for permission to amend section 354 of the Indian Penal Code,” deputy chief minister R R Patil, who holds the home portfolio, told the media. “This is the only way that we will be able to deter people. We need to take the strictest action to ensure that such cases are not repeated,” Patil added.

Section 354 of the IPC is defined as ‘assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty’. The punishment is a prison term of two years or a fine or both.

All 14 people arrested for allegedly molesting two women outside Juhu’s J W Marriott late on December 31 night were let off on bail immediately after their arrest, but remained in police custody for five days on account of procedural delays. “By making it a non-bailable offence, the police can get custody of the accused and proper investigations can be made,” Patil said.

Maharashtra and Mumbai’s reputation as being safe for women has taken a severe beating and the Democratic Front government is trying hard to restore that image.

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Demand Huge Dowry

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 22, 2008

Government statistics and media reports that there is wide misuse of dowry law and other gender biased laws, still this old bufelao says.

The number of registered cases related to dowry and sexual harassment of women has increased in the State after the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act, 2005[ Full news posted below ]

These women organsiation keeps on barking lies,  supporting and promoting misuse of these laws  then we have to adopt new approch. so far we supported women against dowry demand.  we went to jail for no reason, for not taking dowry, thats the mistake we did.

If government and these women organsiation are not interested in our voice of harassment and misuse of these laws.

WE STRONGLY SUPPORT DOWRY. HUGE DOWRY.

Till girls marriage, her parents are eager to dispose thier duaghter at any cost, some sell thier property to get her married. so far we denied any dowry or gifts,still these laws,
send us behind bars;
Dragged our old parents to jail.
Lockedup our pregnent sisters, even breast fed children without mercy and on one word of women.

so what is the use, not taking dowry, anyway we are going to jail, our old parents are harassed, why not take dowry and go to jail ?

I hereby urge Every member, who is going to marry Second time and all the bachelors

DEMAND DOWRY, HUGE DOWRY

But cover your tracks, leave no traces of dowry.

Take it in writting that you never took or demanded any dowry at the time of marriage, and desperate girl family will give in writting as they want to dispose thier daughter.

Do not take gifts, but CASH ONLY, say NO to cheques.

Give cheques to girls Father, asking to encash and return cash back to you. and keep all these proofs.

when you take CASH, from your right hand, left hand should not know this, and CAMERAS,not at all.

in case,still you stuck with false 498a, you can use thier own money to fight your case.

and i`m sure they will not file any false dowry case, coz they will lose their money and get divorce to thier Daughter.

THIS IS THE ONLY SOLUTION I CAN FORSEE. to solve false dowry case.

DEMAND HUGE DOWRY, DEMAND HUGE DOWRY, DEMAND HUGE DOWRY

>> NEWS :
BANGALORE: The number of registered cases related to dowry and sexual harassment of women has increased in the State after the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act, 2005, according to Girija Vyas, Chairperson, National Commission for Women.

Addressing presspersons after a meeting with non-governmental organisations and officials of the Women and Child Welfare Department here on Friday, Dr. Vyas said that 192 dowry cases and 221 sexual harassment cases had been registered in the State in the last three months. The Act came into force on October 26, 2006. The number of such registered cases was less than 100 earlier.

To punish those involved in molestation and eve-teasing, the commission drafted a comprehensive sexual harassment bill and submitted it to the Union Government a year ago. The bill was aimed to increase punishment to the guilty and provide compensation to victims, she said.

She lauded the implementation of the Act in the State and instructed the department officials to launch more awareness programmes for its effective enforcement and speedy disposal of cases.

For providing legal, medical and financial aid and protect the interests of women, a notification was issued last year to enable organisations to register themselves as service providers. As many as 169 proposals have been received from various organisations and 21 of them were notified as service providers, Dr. Vyas said.

Women are getting justice under the Act within the stipulated period of 60 days. The Police Department has started two special cells for the purpose, secretary of the Women and Child Welfare Department, Shalini Rajneesh, said.
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Dowry frame-up is cruelty against husband

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 21, 2008

New Delhi: A city court, while granting divorce to a husband has held that his wife’s false allegations of dowry harassment against him amount to cruelty. In this case the husband had sought a divorce from his wife to whom he had been married to 33 years as he claimed that his wife had been cruel to him by lodging several false complaints against him.
Additional district judge Atul Kumar Garg, said in a recent order: ‘‘It has been proved that the wife has treated the husband with cruelty as no person expects misbehaviour from his wife and to send him to jail by lodging several complaints.’’
Admitting the divorce plea of the husband, who spent a few days in jail due to his wife’s false complaints, the court observed that his wife had in her testimony denied levelling dowry charges against him. ‘‘By claiming this, she belied her own allegations levelled against her husband in various other judicial and quasi-judicial fora,’’ the court said. The couple’s children had also spoken in favour of their father before the Delhi Police’s Crime Against Women (CAW) cell. TNN

Source :>> TOI,pg11: Delhi Edition 21/01/2008

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Harassed husbands now take to the streets

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 21, 2008

They want Domestic Violence Act amended to include provisions for men

BANGALORE: The tables have turned. Husbands harassed by their wives have finally realised the futility of taking things lying down.

Beginning with Bangalore on Saturday, they are taking to the streets under the banner of Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF).

The largest group in India, SIFF was formed in 2000 and has 8,000 members who have been accused of harassing their wives and have been slapped with cases under Domestic Violence Act, 2005, and anti-dowry law (of 498a). According to the group, the Act is being misused by their wives and in-laws.

The group, comprising mainly software engineers, is urging the central government to
make the Act neutral by including in its ambit provisions related to domestic violence against men. The members are holding protests in Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata for this purpose.

Over 200 members gathered in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue near Cubbon Park in Bangalore on Saturday. Armed with placards espousing their cause, they made motivating speeches and narrated to passers-by their plight.

“Men are being portrayed negatively by exaggerated statistics on dowry harassment or domestic violence cases. Women often use the Act to separate from the husbands in lieu of an attractive alimony,” said Binoe, a SIFF member.

According to Pandurang Katti, one of the 12 SIFF founders and a senior software professional, men face a host of issues due to lack of protection from the law.

“The current Domestic Violence Act suffers from gender bias as it is only made for protection of women,” he said.

Uma Challa, director of the US-based Protect Indian Family Foundation which has opened a branch in Hyderabad, said:

“Women call me up just to ask if they can use the Act to bring around their husbands or to separate them from their parents. They do not understand the seriousness of the law. This is predominantly an urban phenomenon,” she said.

“We have websites and helplines that reach out to only internet-savvy people. But we want to create awareness among those who do not have access to the net,” she added.

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Pooja Salot – 498a, tool of extortion

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 19, 2008

Pooja Salot case ends in out-of-court settlement  – TOI Ahmedabad Edition 16-Jan-2008 3rd Page –

Ahmedabad: The six-monthlong legal battle that ensued between Pooja Salot, who had accused her in-laws and husband of forcing her to abort a female foetus, and her in-laws finally ended with an out-ofcourt settlement. As per the settlement, Pooja will get the flat, where she lives with her daughters, and Rs 45 lakh from husband Chirag Salot— Rs 15 lakh each for her two daughters and herself. He will deposit the amount in their bank accounts.
   Against this, Pooja will withdraw the complaint she had lodged against her husband and in-laws in July 2007, wherein she had accused them of forcing her to abort her female foetus in 1998 and 2001.
   On December 20, 2007, Chirag had filed an application in the Gujarat High Court, requesting the court to quash the criminal application filed by Pooja at Ellisbridge police station. In the application, he had contended that they had reached an agreement out of court and sought its consent to approve it. Pooja also filed an affidavit in the court of Justice H N Devani, which stated that she was ready to withdraw all allegations and would give her consent for divorce being sought by Chirag. A divorce petition had been pending when the issue arose last year. Now both parties are waiting for the court’s observations in this regard, said Pooja’s counsel, Yogesh Lakhani.
   On July 19, 2007, Chirag moved a divorce petition and a day after, Pooja filed criminal complaint against her inlaws. Earlier, on July 10, 2007, Pooja filed a civil suit demanding share in the property. Pooja’s case was a high-profile cases under the Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act, which had led to the arrest of 10 family members, including her husband Chirag. But they were granted bail by the lower court.

For one year our Great India media made her almost super STAR, Victim of Dowry and domestic Violence
Ref : 1) Pooja Salot accuses in-laws of harassment

2) Female foetus was buried for Rs 100 

For full day Media showed “so called atrocitiies” committed to Pooja salot of Ahmedabad. Her inlaws did her pre natal test , killed her unborn baby girl and harrassed her. According to you she was a nimble victim getting being harrassed. No doubt she filed 498a , NDTL act and sec 125 against all her inlaws, totalling 18.

Now the case is settled, and how ???
She took Rs45lacs and a Flat costing another Rs 30 lacs, Now what about the baby girl who was “killed” , what about the harrasment meted to her, as per you she was a goddess of morality!!!. Where has her morality gone now. The case has again prooved that 498a is only for extracting money from helpless inlaws , who are projected by the Tv channels like India Tv as greedy and moneyhungry.

To India TV -It would not be an exageration if I say you, through your channel, insult people to increase your TRPs, show a biased report and make a mockery of Human rights that constitution has given to all its citizen by showing such greedy females misusing dowry laws.

Moral of the Story: Paisa dekhega laash be utke baitega.

its a clear proof that all this drama, only for money. when she got money all her pain and life of a innocent is ignored, now media will not publish anything against women. whatever women do is right. women use 498a, dowry law as a tool to black mail and extort money only.

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Female foetus was buried for Rs 100

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 19, 2008

AHMEDABAD: Pooja Salot’s ‘still born’ girl child was buried at the Jamalpur crematorium by Kanuji Thakore, 32, a driver working for her in-laws along with two others in 1998.

Thakore, who was questioned by the Ellisbridge police officials on Monday, has revealed that the foetus was buried in the Jamalpur crematorium in the presence of Pooja’s brother-in-law Jigar Salot and her brother Jignesh Halani.

Pooja had filed a complaint at the Ellisbridge police station on Sunday accusing 18 of her in-laws of killing her girl child by forcible abortion and also of continued mental and physical torture.

Soon after, 10 of her in-laws were arrested, including her husband Chirag and father-in-law Suresh. The family runs businesses namely Ajay Estate and Chirag Foundry in Rakhial and resides in Ishaan Flats in Paldi. The police are hunting for eight other accused who are still at large.

Two doctors — Sanat Joshi and his father Rajan Joshi — have also gone ‘missing’ after being named as accused in Pooja’s complaint. “Dr Sanat had carried out Pooja’s abortion in 1998. When we visited their house on Monday, they could not be located,” says inspector of Ellisbridge police station Vinay Shukla.

Ahmedabad Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society has also planned to hold a meeting on this issue as this could have repercussions in the medical fraternity in Gujarat.

Police said that they have collected some vital evidences against the missing doctor. “Two doctors — Nikhil Pandya and Chirag Amin — had carried out a sonography test to evaluate the condition of mother and child in 1998. Both had mentioned in their reports that child was quite healthy,” said investigating officer police sub-inspector R G Goswami.

“Amin had conducted the sonography test on March 23. In his report, he mentioned that foetus was normal and assured of a normal delivery. The other doctor Pandya has shifted to the United States with his family. Their statements can be crucial for Dr Joshi, who conducted the abortion saying the foetus died while in the womb,” Goswami added.

The police said Jignesh can also be found guilty of involvement in this crime. Goswami said, “Thakore along with Jignesh and Jigar was present when the foetus of the girl was buried. All three of them drove to Jamalpur, wrapped the foetus in white cloth and paid Rs 100 to get it buried there. Girl’s brother could also be questioned in this regard but he is away in the US.”

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Pooja Salot accuses in-laws of harassment

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 19, 2008

AHMEDABAD: After Rajkot-based Pooja Chauhan took to the streets semi-naked to protest domestic violence, yet another Pooja, this one married into a high profile business family in Ahmedabad, has raised her voice against long-standing physical and mental abuse by in-laws. All this for not having a male child and not being able to fulfil a dowry demand of Rs 25 lakhs. Pooja has also alleged that, a few years back, her in-laws had forcibly got her to do a sex-determination test and aborted the foetus as it was female.

Pooja has accused 18 family members for harassment of which 10 members including her husband Chirag Salot and father-in-law Suresh Salot were arrested on Sunday. The family runs many business enterprises in Rakhial and resides in Ishaan Flats in Paldi.

Ellisbridge police station PI, Vinay Shukla said the 10 members, have been booked under IPC sections for physical and mental abuse, dowry harassment, voluntarily causing miscarriage without the woman’s consent and other acts.
“Pooja submitted a written complaint to us on Saturday. After preliminary inquiry, we have arrested 10 members who will be produced before the court for remand on Monday,” Shukla said.

In her complaint, Pooja has said that she, hailing from a middle class family, married Chirag, from a rich business family on May 10, 1996. after which she delivered twin girls Dhvani and Dhruvi (10). This is when the harassment began when all her family members started harassing her for not giving birth to a male child.

“In 1998, I conceived yet again and my in-laws forcibly took me to Dr Sanat Joshi’s clinic for sex-determination. The four-month foetus was a girl child and they got it aborted despite the risk involved”, says Pooja.

“Pooja has complained about forcible abortion. We haven’t been able to meet Dr Joshi yet. Once we meet, we will be able to know the reality”, PI Shukla said.

Later, her in-laws started torturing her for not giving dowry and forced her to get Rs 25 lakhs from her father. She has also alleged that her two brother in-laws made passes at her and even her husband sexually abused her. Pooja has also submitted a written statement she had got from her in-laws in December 2006 which mentions that they will not harass her anymore.

Pooja said she has not been living with her husband since the last one month after the abuse did not stop. Meanwhile, her husbands family at police station told reporters that Chirag had petitioned for divorce and that Pooja was seeking money.

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Mad-Cow-disease

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 18, 2008

 Young man :- MAD
498A woman :- COW
Nation facing :- Mad-Cow-disease

When young man is mad with INDIAN woman, they are not aware that many such woman have secret disease like 498A and DV. These 498A women are no better than cow and the disease they spread to their in-laws are mad-cow-disease; symptoms that are not recognized initially but when they show there is no cure.

The epidemic is spread by a particular kind of MOSQUITO bite called 498A as well as DV, which people in INDIA discovered in 1986. Since then people all over the country discover many such kind of MOSQUITO in every walks of life.

For example, when you switch on your TV or change from “TV serial” to “News Channel” you see such MOSQUITO making humming noise around.

You visit your sick parents there also you can find such humming MOSQUITO.

Although these are single individual MOSQUITOs you can not kill them or drive them out – no way. If you analyze minutely you can discover that they are not living in your world, you are living in their world. You do not have any Government, military, police, court but they have all these in a much more effective manner.

The house you are living in is not yours, its her; you are just a tenant. As per this tenancy law you, your parents, siblings, and any elders or children no matter whatever condition they are in, can be evicted selectively with a very short notice. It does not need any explanation or justification.

Make no mistake, the job you are in right now is not yours its “their Government-job” and you can be en-slaved to make them happier, richer.

You see, we the HuMAN, do not eat our flesh but there are some kind of Chimps that do eat flesh of rivals. A big group of Chimps attack small group, defeat them and eat them on the spot.

Actually human-scientists say, mad-cow disease is developed when a cow is given artificial food made partly with body-parts of dead cow. Human who consumes such cow slowly accumulates the disease that takes a fatal form at some point of life; about SEVEN YEARS after the infection.

This mad-cow disease has another variant. You should have noticed it in our society; you should take a differnt point of view then only you can recognize.

For example, take a 498A woman. If she fights with your mother or sister(s) then the disease is already matured to destroy the family, there is no return or remedy.

Remember, ‘prevention is better than cure’ so first step for this is take a HUGE DOWRY in the form of money/currency, that you can manage.
The fact is that money is very much essential to survive. Especially when you see MOSQUITO flying around you can beat them with such a note and she will fly away, when you see their-agents follow you, slap them with notes they will leave; remember to keep currency notes ready while you slap.

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Consensual sex is not rape: Supreme Court

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 17, 2008

Ref : http://mynation.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/consensual-sex-with-a-minor-amounts-to-rape-sc/

New Delhi, August 29: A man having sex with a girl after obtaining her consent on the promise of a marriage does not necessarily constitute rape even if he retracts on his pledge, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Such retraction by the accused would amount to rape only if the consent was obtained by coercion or threat, a bench of Justices Arijit Pasayat and D K Jain said while upholding an appeal filed by the accused Pradeep Kumar.

The apex court maintained that there was no straitjacket formula for determining whether consent given by the girl was voluntary or given under a misconception of fact as it has to be decided on the basis of the circumstances and surrounding factors which led to the alleged consensual sex.

“The court must consider the evidence before it and the surrounding circumstances before reaching a conclusion, because each case has its own peculiar facts which may have a bearing on the question whether the consent was voluntary or was given under a misconception of fact,” the apex court observed.

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Violence at Home A Truth for The Indian Husband

Narcissists Modern Indian Woman?

Indias Legal Tools of Extortion

Reconciliation

TRUE Colour of Media and Women

My Vision My Dream

The Indian GenderBiased Domestic Violence Act

Indian Mens Legal Torture

PRE NUPITAL CONTRACT

Think before get marry Indian Women

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Men crib, Govt to review domestic violence law

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 16, 2008

New Delhi: They have been accused of rape and stigmatised by society only to be acquitted in court, but they have not been able to come out of the shadows of the allegations that have shattered their lives.

Says a man who was acquitted of a rape charge (name withheld), “Because of the case, the society has a bad impression of me. My marriage is over and nobody has any respect for me”

He says that he is a victim of one of the several laws meant to protect women.

One law that is reportedly being misused the most is the Domestic Violence Act passed by Parliament just last year. The Supreme Court called it a clumsily drafted law and since its inception, it has even been slapped against some top bureaucrats.

The Government is now talking of reviewing the Act.

Says Minister Women and Child Development, Renuka Chaudhary, “Yes we are sending it to the states in October to find out what all has happened in the last one year and also to find out lacunae, if any, in the existing law.”

The Government is treading with caution and two more laws for women, piloted by the Women and Child Development Ministry, in the pipeline — which were slated to be introduced in the Monsoon Session of Parliament — have been put on hold.

The Bill to prevent sexual harassment at the workplace has been sent to a team of legal experts for review, and the second one — related to dowry — is under the scanner as well.

But women’s rights groups fear that the review might dilute the laws and make them ineffective.

Source :>>

Truth About Dowry Law and Its Misuse

Violence at Home A Truth for The Indian Husband

Narcissists Modern Indian Woman?

Indias Legal Tools of Extortion

Reconciliation

TRUE Colour of Media and Women

My Vision My Dream

The Indian GenderBiased Domestic Violence Act

Indian Mens Legal Torture

PRE NUPITAL CONTRACT

Think before get marry Indian Women

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Mumbai Molestation

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 15, 2008

Molesters beware, the government is considering to make the laws dealing with the social malaise stricter.Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhary said her Ministry was examining the issue and government may come up with stricter laws and implementation mechanism to deal with cases of molestation.

The minister held a two-hour long meeting with her officials to discuss the Immoral Trafficking Act, misuse of Section 498-A of the IPC relating to dowry, laws dealing with molestation and fraudulent NRI marriages.

“We are examining the laws and the sole aim of the Ministry is to ensure implementation of these laws. The problem is with implementation. We want to ensure faster and hassle-free implementation of laws meant to serve women,” Chowdhury said.

“In case of Mumbai molestation, I just would like to say that politicisation of the episode is uncalled for. Therefore I don’t want to say anything on the issue. It would be better if people show little sensitivity while referring to it,” she said.

On whether the Ministry has asked for a report on the incident, she said, “Yes we have asked for a detailed report in the case from Mumbai police because I want to know the whole truth.”

She said the Ministry was also examining other laws concerning women, including those relating to fraudulent marriages.

“We are examining the whole gamut of law, keeping the interest and safety of women in mind. There are tricky situations, like a girl marries an NRI groom and later gets to know that he is already married,” she said.

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Violence at Home A Truth for The Indian Husband

Narcissists Modern Indian Woman?

Indias Legal Tools of Extortion

Reconciliation

TRUE Colour of Media and Women

My Vision My Dream

The Indian GenderBiased Domestic Violence Act

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Spare a thought for Dowry law abuse

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 15, 2008

It had been with great joy that I attended the wedding of my friend’s brother two years back. So it came to me as a great shock the other day when she came to me for solace. Her sister-in-law, who was considered the Lakshmi of the house, was unfortunately driving the household completely insane. She couldn’t blame her brother because it was an arranged marriage.I wonder if we should be proud or disgusted with our younger generation of girls. Gone are those days when the in-laws harassed the new brides for dowry or just to show them who is the boss, simply on account of the boys’ side being considered superior. Actually, this is not the first instance where I have ended up feeling sorry for the boy’s side. Thanks to the various NGOs, women these days can really use and misuse all the power to their advantage. Being a woman I do sympathise with my sisters who are genuinely harassed by their in-laws and would want to see them get the severest of punishment. But the change that has come over the girls of today cannot be ignored. An example is the new movie Aitraaz where this young girl goes all out to use her looks and her manipulative and calculating mind to finish off a man. Well, there is a saying that “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”.

I am also dead against the interference of a girl’s family once she is married, having realised that it is often the over-ambitious/possessive mother who usually sets off disturbances in her daughter’s new home. Coming back to the law isn’t it a fact that at least 50 per cent of harassment cases are filed by the girls who want to teach their in-laws/husband a lesson, for not having been able to get their way. After all, today’s girls are more independent financially and divorce is no longer a taboo in our society. Further, they only stand to gain sympathy all around. After all, we women too know how to manipulate situations to our advantage.

Somehow we seem to have forgotten to teach our new generation the traditional lessons of patience, sacrifice, respect and family honour. It is sad, because it is always a woman who can make or break a home. I am all for women’s rights, I am against dowry, I am for equal status of married partners but I am not blind to biased laws that are used by manipulative girls to torture innocent families who put honour above everything and have to pay a high price for their peace of mind.

This is the dowry system in reverse. If the boy’s family refuse to yield to their demands, they are threatened to be put behind bars as the the law is on the girl’s side. And shockingly, girls today are marrying for money looking for hefty alimony and property.

Coming back to my friend’s case, the new bride had a history of mental ailment as a child – a fact which was not disclosed to the boy and his family. When he discovered it, he tried to take medical help to make the marriage work and also because his family believed in the sanctity of the marriage vows.

But the girl’s family had other plans. Not only did they accuse the entire family of torture, money extortion etc, but have also threatened to lodge a case of dowry demand unless huge amounts of money was paid to them. Would the courts and social activists for woman’s rights understand that some such cases may be just for money or for tit-for-tat. In these cases, the ones who gain are really the police in the Crime Against Women Cells or the lawyers who make the most in exploiting the underdog.

Come to think of it, is this another law like TADA which needs rethinking since under this law the whole family is put behind bars or put to ransom whichever is preferred by the girl and her family?

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Jailed techie sues mobile giant for Rs 20 cr

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 14, 2008

ABangalore-based software engineer, Lakshmana Kailash K, who was wrongly jailed for 50 days last year by the Pune police cyber cell, has demanded Rs 20 crore in damages and slapped a legal notice on telecom giant Bharti Airtel, principal secretary (Home) Maharashtra government and assistant commissioner of police (financial & cyber crime unit), Pune police.
Lakshmana had been falsely accused of an internet crime — posting unseemly pictures of Chattrapati Shivaji on the web — and was arrested based on the internet protocol address provided by his internet service provider, Bharti. As it turned out, the IP address was not his.
But by the time the police confirmed this and acted on it, he had already spent 50 harrowing days at the Yerwada Jail with hardened criminals, had tasted lathi beatings and was made to use one bowl to both eat and for the toilet.
Lakshmana’s nightmare, first reported in TOI on Nov 3, 2007, sparked condemnation on the web with internet communities posting their outrage. The techie’s 10-page legal notice, a copy of which has been sent to the NHRC, vents anger at the way in which the police and judicial system made nonsense of his rights and highlights the degrading conditions within the jail. We are in touch with techie: Bharti
ABangalore-based software engineer, Lakshmana Kailash K, has sent a legal notice to the Pune police and the internet service provide — Bharti Airtel — for making him spend 50 days in a Pune jail and for implicating him in a false case.
In his notice, Lakshmana accuses Bharti Airtel officials of criminal negligence — first, for giving the wrong IP address, and second, for sharing personal details of their client with the police. A Bharti Airtel spokesperson said, “We fully understand the customer’s pain and have been in touch with him. But the matter is sub-judice and we are unable to comment further.’’
Lakshmana says Bharti’s CEO in Bangalore, Prem Pradeep, did meet him once after the case was splashed in the media. Pradeep, empathizing with him, insisted the police were to blame. Bharti, however, wished to make amends by offering him a job at Airtel and psychological counselling to help him get over the experience. Lakshmana turned down both offers and asked if there was any monetary input, to which Pradeep allegedly replied: “Financical compensation has a different dimension altogether.”
On August 31, 2007, Lakshmana was carted from Bangalore to Pune by the cyber police and arrested. He was not allowed to call his family or a lawyer, nor was he told what his crime was. He later learned he was supposed to have defamed Chhatrapati Shivaji on Orkut. The Shivaji pictures that had been posted on the site by an unknown party had caused minor rioting in Pune. The police had asked the internet providers for assistance to trace the source of the pictures and Bharti Airtel had given Lakshmana’s IP address. He was charged under both the IPC for a deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings and the IT Act for publishing ‘lascivious’ material, a charge which carries a punishment of five years.
Bharti’s defence is that the police had not given them right information, mixing up the time of the posting and confusing AM for PM. But police say there was no such confusion and blamed Bharti. They further bungled up the case by releasing Lakshmana three weeks after picking up the “real culprits’’, three other Bangalore boys.

Source TOI – Bangalore 14/01/2008

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Frame policy to address problems in NRI marriages

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 14, 2008

As an eminent lawyer, dedicated social worker, successful sportsperson — Anu Peshawaria dons many roles. But the real achievement of this US-based immigration legal practitioner is her arduous fight for the rights of the victims of NRI marriages.

Supported by her famous sister Kiran Bedi, Anu’s aim is to provide legal assistance to those NRI wives who are being deserted and left penniless in a foreign country.

Ms Peshawaria, who was in Delhi recently to attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, spoke to Shruba Mukherjee of Deccan Herald on various issues.

Excerpts:

Deccan Herald: The abuse of women trapped in an NRI marriage has become almost a national problem. Do you think the government of India has responded in a proper manner to address to this issue?

Anu Peshawaria: Yes the Overseas Ministry has been taking steps to check this menace by issuing warnings in media and engaging the diaspora in finding solutions.

DH: As a legal activist what do you think is the root cause of the problem — is it the absence of adequate legal safeguards, dollar bait or lack of awareness?

AP: All these things contribute to the problem. The dollar bait and better living conditions lure people to move to foreign countries. There is lack of awareness of the possible problems that can emerge due to the different cultures and laws.

Legal safeguards are limited and applicable within the country and cannot exceed the boundaries of the respective country.

DH: Could you provide figures to explain the extensiveness of the problem?

AP: About 92 per cent women in the US suffer from domestic violence and 70 per cent NRI marriages result in divorce.

DH: What are the issues which parents should consider before marrying off their daughters with the NRIs? What are the common mistakes they make while taking such a decision?

AP: First, they must do a matrimonial verification, his employment verification and financial standing.

Secondly they must find out the immigration status of the person… Does he have a green card? Or what is his legal status?

Thirdly, they must find out which visa applies to their daughter if she is married to that particular person? What are the restrictions on that visa?

And finally they must educate the girl on the laws of the country she is immigrating to. This would help her know what to do in case of any trouble.

DH: What are options available to an Indian woman if she is subjected to domestic violence in a foreign country like the US?

AP: In the US she can immediately call and report the matter to 911 which is the police or the 1800 domestic violence helpline. In case of legal aid or advise, she can call us at Seva Legal Aid at 5102991907 or email us at anu@sevalegalaid.com

She can get a restraining order against the abuser and also file for maintenance and child support. In my book The immigrant’s dream, I have given all these detailed instructions. In the book there is even a card which every immigrant can carry to get a free interpreter or an attorney.

DH: Would you suggest any policy change or any new legislation by the Government of India to safeguard the rights of the victims of NRI marriage? Did you put forth your recommendations to Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi and what was his response?

AP: The most important thing is an agreement between the countries to uphold the judgements passed by the respective countries on the same issue.

With regard to the US, we need to become signatories to the Hague Convention and bring about a policy on international law of marriages and divorce which are common or at least similar pertaining to international marriages.

DH: What kind of awareness programmes should be launched in India particularly in states like Punjab, Kerala and Karnataka, as these are the states from where a number of women have been victimised by their NRI husbands?

AP: There is an exigent need for awareness campaigns in these places. I would suggest to make copies of these books in the local languages and distribute them locally and also hold seminars and workshops the way we hold it for immigrants in the US.

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