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12-year-old allegedly gang-raped, murdered

Posted by 498A_Crusader on February 17, 2008

KANPUR (UP): In a horrific incident, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and murdered by three Railway Police Force jawans and five others in the city.

The incident took place in a slum cluster near the Railway Colony yesterday, SSP Anand Swaroop said here on Saturday.

The mother of the minor girl was not at home when the alleged criminal assault and the murder took place, he said.

In her complaint to police, Sarita, the mother of the victim, alleged that three RPF jawans and five others, two of them vendors, had raped her daughter and later killed her.

On the basis of her complaint, a case had been registered, the SSP said.

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Posted by 498A_Crusader on February 11, 2008


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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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Gigolos say married women look for fun on the side

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 18, 2008

SURAT: He visits Bangkok for business but is not an executive. He entertains clients at venues of their choice. The entertainer is Aakash Chaudhary (name changed), a gigolo.

Chaudhary has been in the business for the last nine years. He has been serving in the traffic department for the last 10  years. Asked how he took up the career, he said: “It all began in jest. I used to stand on duty at a crossroad in the Citylight area. There was  this woman who would cross  the road daily with her child on way to school. I would stop the  traffic to help her cross the road. Gradually, we developed acquaintance. Once, she called me over to her house. There was no one in the house, and she took me straight to bed.  When I was leaving, she gave me Rs2,000 and asked me to come over again.”

He says gigolos get their clientele mainly from the Citylight area. He says, “I have six-seven permanent clients. At times, there are others too, like servants, in the house. Often they ask for a new partner too. So I spread the word in my circle.”

On why women get interested in illicit relationships, Chaudhary said, “In most cases, husbands are very busy throughout the day, and at night they drink and go off to sleep. The women feel ignored, and have some fun on the side with men who can entertain.”

The scare of STDs too is not a deterrent. Chaudhary says most gigolos keep ‘precautions’ handy.

DNA approached the network through Sarvajanik Medical Trust’s outreach worker Dharmesh Saraswala and Lakshya Trust’s counsellor Nilesh Umarwadiya. Saraswala said, “There are nothing less than 1,500 gigolos in Surat. That apart, male strippers too come over from Mumbai on heavy charges. The local strippers charge about Rs5,000-8,000 to entertain a group of women.”

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Consensual sex is not rape: Supreme Court

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 17, 2008

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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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The Indian GenderBiased Domestic Violence Act

Indian Mens Legal Torture


Think before get marry Indian Women

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Something wrong with Design of Women

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 17, 2008

Women want have eXtra Marital affair;
Women Blame everything on men,for rape and sex outside marriage,unless they are ready to sleep man cann`t do.
When you say Prostitute, you recall Women only.
now Study finds, They are lesbians too by Nature and Birth.
I think something wrong with Design itself

New York, Jan 17: A potentially controversial decade-long study says that bisexuality in women appears to be a distinctive sexual orientation, debunking the stereotype that bisexual women cannot commit to long-term monogamous relationships.

Conventional wisdom has it that bisexuality is an experimental or transitional stage some women adopt “on their way” to lesbianism.

The findings of the study, by researchers at the University of Utah, has been published in the latest issue of the journal Developmental Psychology.

The study of 79 non-heterosexual women over 10 years found that bisexual women maintained a stable pattern of attraction to both sexes.

“This research provides the first empirical examination of competing assumptions about the nature of bisexuality, both as a sexual identity label and as a pattern of nonexclusive sexual attraction and behaviour,” wrote psychologist Lisa M. Diamond, who conducted the study.

“The findings demonstrate considerable fluidity in bisexual, unlabeled and lesbian women’s attractions, behaviours and identities and contribute to researchers’ understanding of the complexity of sexual-minority development over the life span.”

Diamond used interview data collected five times over a decade from 79 women who identified as lesbian, bisexual or unlabeled. The subjects initially ranged in age from 18 to 25 years old.

She found that bisexual and unlabeled women were more likely than lesbians to change their identity over the course of the study, but they tended to switch between bisexual and unlabeled rather than to settle on lesbian or heterosexual as their identities.

About 17 percent of respondents switched from a bisexual or unlabeled identity to heterosexual during the study – but more than half of these women switched back to bisexual or unlabeled by the end.

By the end of the study, most women were involved in long-term (more than a year) monogamous relationships – 70 percent of the self-identified lesbians, 89 percent of the bisexuals, 85 percent of the unlabeled women and 67 percent of those who were then calling themselves heterosexual.

The study found that women’s definitions of lesbianism appeared to permit more flexibility in behaviour than their definitions of heterosexuality.

For instance, of the women who identified as lesbian in the last round of interviews, 15 percent reported having sexual contact with a man during the prior two years.

In contrast, none of the women who settled on a heterosexual label at that point reported having sexual contact with a woman within the previous two years.

“This provides further support for the notion that female sexuality is relatively fluid and that the distinction between lesbian and bisexual women is not a rigid one,” Diamond wrote.

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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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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


TRUE Colour of Media and Women

My Vision My Dream

The Indian GenderBiased Domestic Violence Act

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Tripura village boycotts family after false reports of rape

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 5, 2008

Agartala, Jan 5: The Tripura Women’s Commission (TWC) has asked the local media to be sensitive while reporting about rape and other crimes against women after a sensational media report about an alleged rape incident led to a Tripura village excommunicating the entire family of the ‘victim’.

“A section of the media in Tripura recently reported that a woman was gang-raped at Charilam in western Tripura after tying her husband to a tree,” said Tapati Chakraborty, TWC chairperson, here Friday.

A TWC team went to Charilam, 35 km from the capital city Agartala, to investigate the incident early this week and found that the story was not true.

“The couple told the commission that the story was false and that some people only humiliated them,” Chakraborty said.

But after the media reports, which appeared last week, the village panchayat decided to excommunicate the couple and their children. “Now the family is homeless,” the commission chief said.

The commission has sanctioned funds for the family to build a new home in a different locality and asked the panchayat to cooperate.

The commission also issued an advertisement in local newspapers Friday, urging the media houses to be careful while reporting such sensitive issues that have the potential to create social discord.

Source > IANS

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woman pokes pen into maids child’s vagina

Posted by 498A_Crusader on January 2, 2008

// Women cannt kill ? even there is serial killer
Mother cann`t kill,? even she kill just born baby boy.
women cann`t rape ? Even this sadist women rape child;
As per rape definition, inserting penies or any object by force is RAPE; then why this women is not charged with RAPE.

If anyone, or NCW support this, then they also charged with RAPE

Bangalore: Women Angry that her maid’s daughter had entered her kitchen for a cup of coffee, woman pokes the child’s vagina with a pen

A cup of coffee proved disastrous for seven-year-old Soumya. Mahalakshmi, her mother’s employer, poked the child’s vagina with a pen for entering the kitchen and drinking coffee without her permission.

The incident occurred when Vijayalakshmi, a domestic help in Ulsoor, made coffee for her employers. “I made coffee for everyone and called Soumya into the kitchen to have coffee too.

Mahalakshmi, the lady of the house, got infuriated that I had called my daughter into the kitchen without her permission,” Vijayalakshmi, the distraught maid, told the police on Thursday.

Wild temper

Mahalakshmi reportedly accused Vijayalakshmi of thieving and feeding her family. “I objected and told her that I had given my daughter just one cup of coffee,” Vijayalakshmi said.

Angered by this, Mahalakshmi reportedly lifted Soumya’s frock and poked her private parts with a pen. “Soumya screamed in pain and started bleeding profusely,” Vijayalakshmi said.

She said she rushed her daughter to Bowring Hospital.

“The doctor looked at my daughter’s injuries and told me to inform the police as it was a crime,” Vijayalaksmi said.

Ulsoor police inspector

S H Duggappa arrested Mahalakshmi and remanded her to judicial custody. “Initially, Vijayalakshmi was livid with her employer and wanted the police to take strict action against Mahalakshmi.

But she now wants to withdraw the complaint as her employer has promised her a fat compensation,” Duggappa said.

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Women power set to take IT industry by storm

Posted by 498A_Crusader on December 14, 2007

 // It means more DV and sexual harassment cases on owner of IT companies. –Editor

BANGALORE: India’s booming IT and IT-enabled services industry is a favourite destination of job-seeking women, whose employment in the industry is set to rise dramatically to 45 per cent in 2010 from the current 30 per cent, says an industry survey.

A survey by National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), the representative organisation of the Indian software firms, says this is due to the inclusive human resource policies of Indian IT firms, which recruit, train, retain and promote women employees as a strategic business plan.

“As the IT/ITeS sector moves up the value chain, more women are joining the industry. The male-female ratio is expected to improve to 65:35 by this year-end from 76:24 in 2005,” outgoing Nasscom president Kiran Karnik said.

“Even as the industry braces up to achieve this healthy gender ratio, the job trend indicates more and more educated young women, including housewives, are joining the industry due to its progressive and flexible HR policies,” he added.

“For empowering the women workforce and creating conducive environment to grow equally at their workplace, we have commissioned Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad (IIM-A) to conduct a fresh study on the status of women employees in the IT industry and avenues for their growth in the value chain,” Karnik told about 300 women delegates participating in the Nasscom-IT Women Leadership Summit 2007.

The study, expected to be completed in the next five-six weeks, will focus on additional measures to be taken by the industry to empower women employees and create opportunities to absorb more of them increasingly.

“It is a survey of what the IT industry does and can do more in terms of attitudes, perception and best practices for an inclusive growth. Women are a key and vital part of a progressive industry, which promotes gender diversity and empowerment,” Karnik pointed out.

As the nature of their occupation, which includes looking after domestic chores, is different and burdensome, the study will explore prospects of employing women with flexi-timing so that they could divide their work between office and home.

“As the industry operates on a 24×7 basis, with flexible working hours, IT-ITeS firms should have more women-friendly measures to hire and retain them so that they could juggle career aspirations and look after home at the same time,” Karnik affirmed.

A CEO panel discussion on “crossing the gender barrier” at the summit was of the view that employing women and empowering them should not be seen as a mere fulfilment of corporate social responsibility by the industry, but a duty and obligation towards women for achieving social equity and proportionate wealth creation.

“Since the IT industry does not require any specific skills that are gender dependent, women are intrinsically suited to work in various segments of the industry, as they are equally good communicators. Secondly, women are more adept in acquiring the required skills faster for multitasking and working in collaboration with men in team spirit,” the panel opined.

Besides Britannia Industries Ltd managing director Vinita Bali, the CEO panel included Aviva Global Services CEO Teresa Copping, Mphasis chairman Jerry Rao and Texas Instruments India managing director Bobby Mitra.

The study will also quiz women employees across the industry to ascertain their assessment of the existing HR policies, work conditions and workload, how sensitive their male counterparts were towards them and scope for professional advancement in their respective organisations.

“The study is being conducted on various parameters to assess the growth prospects of women workforce in the industry across various segments. For instance, the penetration of women at the management level is still inadequate. Even at top levels, women representation is disproportionate to their numbers in service,” Karnik noted.

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Wife eloped with her LOVER – Husband commit suicide

Posted by 498A_Crusader on October 29, 2007

Mumbai, Oct 29: A man strangled his two minor children to death and then hanged himself after his wife eloped with his friend here Friday.
Neighbours, in Satara Camp at Kandivli, called the police after the stench from decomposed bodies started coming from the house.

Samata Nagar senior police inspector Maruti Sakpal told IANS that police broke open the door and found Uttam Patel, 35, hanging from the ceiling. The bodies of his two children Rahul, 4, and Archana, 6, lay on the floor.

A suicide note left by Uttam, a labourer, said he deeply loved his wife Anita and decided to take the extreme step as she had betrayed him.

Earlier this week, Anita left Uttam’s house taking with her their third child Aarti, 2, and Shilpa, 8, born from her previous marriage.

Sakpal said police nabbed Anita and her companion from a nearby colony and were interrogating them for further leads.

Source : IANS

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Family against woman

Posted by 498A_Crusader on October 26, 2007

It should women against Family // Editor note

A year after the law to protect women from domestic violence was enacted, it continues to be defeated by social prejudice and blindspots

October 26 marks the first anniversary of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act. The law was conceived as a civil law as distinct from the existing criminal law: Section 498A IPC. It was often said that criminal law had no space for settlement of disputes and could give no relief beyond a conviction. It was to meet this need that the new law was passed.

It provided for the right to residence in the shared household, the right to protection orders, gave power to courts to restrain alienation of assets, mandated return of stridhan and other significant reliefs. It defines violence in all its dimensions, from the physical to the sexual and economic. This definition was taken from the UN Model Code on domestic violence and from the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women, to which India is a party. It applies not only to married women but also women in live-in relationships, daughters/mothers facing violence in domestic relationships.

One year is an appropriate time to evaluate the functioning of a law. However, there are no systems to do this on a systematic basis since there are no computerised data bases of orders and judgments. Given this, the Lawyers Collective, which was largely involved with this law in its formative stages, undertook the task of evaluating enforcement, using available data. The chief justice of India facilitated the collection of data from different high courts. Our report, ‘Staying Alive’, is based on this.

The report shows that the law’s main users are women in matrimonial relationships. A few widows have been able to prevent dispossession by using the law, and some young girls have prevented forcible marriages by fathers. The major breakthrough the law achieved was the declaration of the right to reside in the shared household. Surprisingly, it took independent India 60 years to ensure this right. The law makes a clear distinction between the ownership of the shared household and the right to reside in it. What the law does is to grant the right to reside and not to be dispossessed, except by authority of law. It thus prevents forcible dispossession.

This provision suffered a major setback at the hands of the judiciary. The Supreme Court, even before the ink on the Act was dry, declared in a judgment that a woman could claim this right only in relation to a household owned/ rented by her husband. This means that even if her husband lives with his parents and she has her matrimonial residence there, she cannot claim right to residence there. The judgment not only overlooks the law itself, it also overlooks the existing social reality of the joint family, which continues to be the predominant pattern. The report documents how several courts have been refusing relief to women based on this judgment. It demonstrates that in India women have lesser protection than tenants, who cannot be evicted except by procedure established by law.

There have been major protests around this law. Organisations to ‘Save the Indian Family’ have been formed; women who campaign for the law are being told that they are ‘frustrated’ and are ‘home breakers’. It is obvious that respect for human rights of women in domestic relationships — the premise on which the law is based — is not something intrinsic to the ‘Indian Family’. The right to live with dignity is not conceded to women in the private domain. These attitudes predominate at all levels, particularly in the upper classes, among bureaucrats and decision-makers. They have determined the terms of this debate ignoring the Constitution’s egalitarian values. It is therefore not surprising that the law is not implemented, even when the conferment of rights is explicit in letter and spirit. One of the major recommendations of the ‘Staying Alive’ report is that the Supreme Court judgment be reviewed, to restore the right to residence.

The number of cases filed in different states varies greatly. If 3,440 cases were filed in Rajasthan, Haryana had only 235 cases till July 2007. Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh have none in the same period. Some states have figures varying from 5 to 65. These figures may or may not reflect levels of violence in the state against women. They may reflect a combination of higher levels of violence combined with greater awareness of the law. Certainly, in Rajasthan, that seems to be the case. The Northeast continues to use tribal customary forums and has not used the law. No data is available for UP, since the high court there did not send the information.

The law envisages the appointment of protection officers on a full-time basis to record incidents and support women in distress. Interestingly Rajasthan, which has the highest number of cases, has not made such appointments and continues to rely on the police to perform this function, defeating, to a large extent, the need for a multi-agency response to stop violence. Other states have simply designated health workers as protection officers. Most states have appointed protection officers only at the district level, leaving a big gap between the users of the law and the courts. When asked to explain this shortcoming, states have claimed there is no budget for this.

Middle and upper class women continue to be the main users of the law. Working class women are not using it or are unable to access privatised services or lawyers. Also, every state has reported dowry as a major factor in the breakdown of relationships.

By far the most interesting example comes from Andhra which, early on, put in place multiple agencies to activate the law. The police have been sensitised to inform women of their rights. Protection officers work full-time to record complaints of violence and file applications. Legal aid is being given invariably. Why has this not happened in other states? Difficult to say, but clearly Andhra has a better system of management of case work and documents.

All said and done, freedom from violence in the private domain still remains a distant dream for women in domestic relationships, a year after this revolutionary law came into the statute books.

The writer is director, Lawyers Collective, Womens’ Rights Initiative and a Prostitute.

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UNI News : Harassed men to celebrate first Barsi of Domestic Violence Act

Posted by 498A_Crusader on October 25, 2007

This October 26, as the much touted Domestic Violence (DV)Act completes one year in force, Men cell, supported by Save Family Foundation and MyNation, will stage an all India protest at Jantar Mantar against the biased women laws in the country.

It took 10 years for the DV Act to come into existence on October 26, 2006. Celebrating the first barsi of this Act, these organisations will raise their voices against the abuse of the pro-women DV Act and Section 498-A of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) in marital discord.

Interestingly, unlike Section 498-A IPC, which provides wives with the right to move court against any act of cruelty for dowry, the DV Act covers not only wives and live-in-partners, but also sisters, mothers, mothers-in-law or any other female relative living with a violent man, who can be jailed for a year for beating, threatening and even shouting at them.

While the DV Act provides yet another provision for a woman with ulterior motives to initiate criminal proceedings against the husband, a major loophole in the Act is its Section 14(5). The section reads that the respondents shall not be allowed to plead any counter justification for the alleged act of domestic violence, a clear flouting of Human Rights.

”This world-wide first barsi of the DV Act is being celebrated by the harassed husbands and their relatives, tortured, blackmailed and implicated in false DV and anti-dowry cases all over India and abroad by their unscrupulous wives and daughter-in-laws for ulterior motives,” said R P Chugh, Supreme Court advocate and President of Men Cell.

”These so called women laws are entirely biased and unconstitutional. More than 90 per cent dowry complaints are false.

As observed, they are verdict before trial, laws of legal extortion and violative of basic human right of equality before law. In fact, men are the victims of domestic violence,” he said.

The state women commission of Orissa had said that men were being harassed under these laws, he added.

The members associated with these organisations and victims of these Acts (the NRIs) in the US, Canada, UK, Australia. Japan, Norway, Germany, UAE, Russia and New Zealand will protest at their respective High Commissions.

”We are not against women but these dowry prohibition laws have become more like legal terrorism,” Swarup Sarkar of the Save Family Foundation said.

Various demands on the agenda of these groups are that Section 498-A be made bailable and non-cognizable and it, along with DV Act, be made gender neutral as domestic violence is not gender specific and those misusing these provisions should be penalised. ”These men groups came into existence due to the growing abuse of section 498-A IPC and the DV Act has just given them another reason to continue their fight for justice and amendment in the women laws,” says Mr Chugh.

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Marriages make wrecks of 58 pc women

Posted by 498A_Crusader on October 24, 2007

AHMEDABAD: Women in the city are under severe mental stress. And you guessed it right, marital disharmony is the leading cause of emotional distress suffered by women!

A pilot study conducted by Ahmedabad Women’s Action Group (AWAG) under the ambitious ‘Mental Health Care Pilots in Gujarat’ project undertaken by the Indian Institute of Management , Ahmedabad (IIM-A ) revealed that a whopping 58 per cent of women in Ahmedabad suffer significant mental distress.

The study was conducted on 1,500 women between the age group of 18 and 45 years, which also revealed that 33 per cent women admitted to being victims of domestic violence.

The study revealed horrendous forms of physical violence which include slapping, punching, biting, kicking and even branding with cigarette butts!

The abuse extended to the bedroom too, where 50 per cent women admitted that they were forced to engage in forcible sex amounting to marital rape! The study also revealed that sex was a double-edged sword, with men assaulting 56 per cent women by depriving them of sex!

“Women in Ahmedabad are under severe mental stress. Though this study primarily studies women from the lower-economic social strata, middle and upper middle class women are equally worse off,” Ila Pathak of AWAG said.

“For poor women, employment and poverty are the issue. For the educated and moneyed, lack of identity and aspirations beyond means is the issue,” Ilaben said stressing the need of adequate mental health services to women.

Women complained social violence was especially hurtful as an average 65 per cent women conceded to being abused in public and in front of neighbours!

The study, which was supported by the state department of health and family welfare and Royal Netherlands Embassy, asserted that children becoming mute victims to domestic violence . 35 per cent women reported that their children, especially girls, were victims of violence and were physically and verbally abused by the father.
About 27 per cent children wished for a different father! “I want to become a police inspector so that I can beat all those who drink,” an abused son of an alcoholic father said.


One in every two married women in Ahmedabad is subjected to torture everyday by her husband, the man with whom she took the seven vows till death parted them. But men seem to have broken these vows. A survey on 1,500 women in Ahmedabad revealed the following:


Sexual violence

50% were subject to forcible sex (rape)

50% were deprived of sex *Social violence

76% abused before family

69% before neighbours

60% before friends

67% in public places

Emotional violence

70% report verbal abuse, threats

62% report lack of support, appreciation

Intellectual violence

69% excluded from decision making

Acts of physical violence

Slapping | 68 %

Kicking | 62 %

Punching | 53 %

Hitting with hard

objects | 49 %

Biting | 37 %

Choking | 29 %

Branding with cigarette butts | 22 %

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Adolescent boys, not girls, are bigger victims of forced sex

Posted by 498A_Crusader on October 22, 2007

Opposite sex friends most likely perpetrators for boys; neighbours for girls

NEW DELHI: Urban Indian teenagers are being hounded by demands for non-consensual sex, with boys apparently being more at risk. According to a study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University of the US, 15% of boys and 3% of girls reported that someone forcibly tried to have a physical relationship with them. Boys who had friends of the opposite sex were more likely to report attempted forced physical relationships. In fact, the most commonly reported perpetrators were female friends for boys (72%) and neighbours (60%) for girls.

Writing in the Journal for Adolescent Health, Dr PH Jaya and Michelle J Hindon said 32% of boys and 42% of girls reported being touched against their will. Boys and girls who had been employed and those who had friends of the opposite sex were more likely to report the experience. When it came to unwelcome touch, the most common perpetrators were female friends for boys (60%) and strangers for girls (93%).

The study, which covered 583 boys and 474 girls in Delhi in the age group of 15-19, does not detail who these ‘female friends’ might be or their ages. It merely states that these female friends could be dating partners, friends of the same age or older to them. “The purpose of the study was to examine the magnitude of the problem. Hence, we focused on limited questions only and did not go into the details of who exactly these perpetrators were,” said Jaya.

While underlining the negative effects of non-consensual sex on the minds of adolescents, Samir Parekh, consultant psychiatrist, Max Healthcare, New Delhi, finds the results among boys surprising. “If same age children are touching or having sex, then it is surprising that a 16-year-old girl will like it and a 16-year boy will not. The boy may be reluctant but it sounds culturally inappropriate to say he was forced into it by a female friend of the same age.

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Child sex tourism raises its head in India

Posted by 498A_Crusader on October 15, 2007

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) As India tries to get more visitors to its shores, experts are warning that child sex tourism is raising its head in a dangerous way, not just in tourist havens but also in religious hubs in Tamil Nadu and Orissa.

Carmen Madrinan, an international expert in the field, who was here for a UN conference on human trafficking, said the child sex industry in India had spread from its traditional hubs in Goa and Kerala.

“It is also gaining momentum in religious places in Tamil Nadu and Orissa,” Madrinan, executive director of the NGO End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, and the Trafficking of Children (ECPAT), told IANS.

“India is among the most rapidly growing economies in the world and the introduction of economy airlines, the development of untapped destinations, improved infrastructure and new modes of tourism – such as eco and experiential tourism – have brought tourists even closer to unexposed communities.

“With this increased proximity, criminal activities against children and other vulnerable groups are likely to grow,” said Madrinan.

According to the Indian ministry of tourism, tourist arrivals in the country rose from 3.92 million in 2005 to 4.43 million in 2006, showing a sharp increase of 13 percent.

“Asian countries, including Thailand, India and the Philippines, have long been prime destinations for child sex tourists,” said Jeff Avina, director of operations at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna.

“India’s economy is booming and it is high time the government here enforced laws more stringently before the situation becomes difficult to manage.”

The issue caught media and government attention in India in 1991 when six men were accused of sexually abusing downtrodden children at an orphanage run by co-accused Freddy Albert Peats in Goa. They hailed from countries like Australia, New Zealand and Germany.

According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the accused not only sexually assaulted the young boys but also took their nude photographs. Unfortunately, only Peats could be sentenced as the other managed to flee the country.

The state, in fact, has a special law against child sexual abuse, the Goa Children Act 2003. The fines and jail terms under it are severe – Rs.100,000 with imprisonment for one to three years for sexual assault and incest, and Rs.200,000 with seven to 10 years’ jail in the case of a grave sexual assault.

In other parts of the country, “the accused is booked under rape charges for molesting a girl child while in the case of a male child, the accused is booked for sodomy,” said a senior police official.

Child sex tourists are typically male and come from all income brackets. While some tourists are paedophiles who seek out children for sexual relationships, many are situational abusers who do not consistently seek out children as sexual partners.

According to a study conducted by ECPAT, more than one million children worldwide are drawn into the sex trade each year. “Male boys are more victimised or sought after in the industry,” Madrinan said.

“Global work against child sex tourism has revealed that individuals and groups with a sexual interest in children have learned to use the infrastructure of tourism and the backdrop of socio-economic exclusion that at times surrounds tourist centres to abuse children for sex.”

She said the most significant societal factor that pushes children into prostitution is poverty.

“Children in these families become easy targets for procurement agents in search of young children. They are lured away from broken homes by ‘recruiters’ who promise them jobs in a city and then force the children into prostitution.

Some poor families themselves send their children for prostitution or sell them into the sex trade to obtain desperately needed money,” Madrinan added.

Renuka Choudhary, minister for women and child development, told IANS: “Sex tourism exists in almost every country and we are aware of the problem here. Paedophiles would not be spared at any cost.

“I have complained about sex tourism to the home ministry and they have assured me of taking appropriate action on it,” Choudhary added.

Source : IANS

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Marital Rape – A sabotage of Institute of Marriage

Posted by 498A_Crusader on October 9, 2007

What is “Marital Rape” actually ? Definition

Marital rape is any unwanted sexual act by a spouse or ex-spouse, committed without consent and / or against a person’s will, obtain by force, or threat of force, intimidation, or when a person is unable to consent.

Know the Facts:

1 A marriage license does not require someone to submit to sexual contact on demand.

2 Everyone has the right to say “no” to any kind of sexual contact.

3 Forced sexual contact within a marriage or relationship is no different than if forced by a stranger.

4* Marital rape is a serious crime ??

“In India marital rape exists de facto but not de jure. While in other countries either the legislature has criminalized marital rape or the judiciary has played an active role in recognizing it as an offence, in India however, the judiciary seems to be operating at cross-purposes. In Bodhisattwa Gautam v. Subhra Chakraborty, the Supreme Court said, “rape is a crime against basic human rights and a violation of the victim’s” most cherished of fundamental rights, namely, the right to life enshrined in Article 21 of the Constitution. Yet it negates this very pronouncement by not recognizing marital rape. Though there have been some advances in Indian legislation in relation to domestic violence, this has mainly been confined to physical rather than sexual abuse. Women who experience and wish to challenge sexual violence from their husbands are currently denied State protection as the Indian law in Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 has a general marital rape exemption.”

For everybody to know, the foundation of this exemption can be traced back to statements made by Sir Matthew Hale, C.J., in 17th century England. Hale wrote:

   The husband cannot be guilty of a rape committed by himself upon his lawful wife, for by their mutual matrimonial consent and contract, the wife hath given herself in kind unto the husband, which she cannot retract.”

This established the notion that once married, a woman does not have the right to refuse sex with her husband. This allows husbands rights of sexual access over their wives in direct contravention of the principles of human rights and provides husbands with a right to have sexual relationship with their wives.

Or else, there should be no marriage.

1 How does a husband prove that he is not guilty of Marital rape ?  ref. point no. 4*

2 Isn’t it possible that the wife enjoys the intimacy and then in the morning accuses the husband of rape?

The above questions are unanswered and will remain so…. Says Amitabh Dasgupta.

Rape is Rape. It is not a gender issue. But when a women do the rape (sex without mutual consent) we term it as a love, affections or it is her birth right to do the same against any men and if any men try to fight back or dear to dream of say the truth, the man will be termed as rapist instead of terming Victim of rape.

Rape is rape, regardless of the relationship between the rapist and the victim. It can be a total stranger; someone you recognize by sight, but have never really communicated with; someone you know superficially, a neighbor or a colleague; a friend, a Girl-friend or a former Girlfriend; a live-in partner, or a former partner; someone you are married to or have been married to in the past.

As per Rape law, any sex without mutual consent to be considered as “Rape” and surprisingly, the LAW assumes that the Victim of Rape is only a woman and men never face the “Rape”.

 Rape is a very personal and intimate traumatic experience. Our experiences of and reactions to rape may differ widely, and although there are many similarities in the way that we feel about being the victim of rape, regardless of the relationship between us and the rapist, there are differences between stranger and intimate rape, and in this section we are trying to describe and offer an understanding of some of the specific problems regarding marital rape (or rape by an intimate) as opposed to stranger rape.

Please note that in this page we refer to wives and husbands, however, it can be understood to refer to all rapes perpetrated by an intimate. Also, we are only looking at rape and sexual assault on men, since this is by far the most common situation but never recognized by any Government or LAW makers, result we witness every year after marriage the Husbands are ending their life double than married wives as per Crime Bureau report of India, 2005, though rape and sexual abuse also occur too frequently in same-sex relationships.

 Historically, all cultures have had a concept of a spouses’ conjugal right  to sexual intercourse with each other to create a difference between a animal vs Human society and to stop the father less child. The proposition of Christian teaching influence in Western culture need be considered, in particular, St. Paul’s teaching, “For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another except perhaps by agreement for a set time, to devote yourselves to prayer” and the institution of marriage formed.  

But with the time , though the women rised their voice and made new law to shut the mouth of men and gained the whole sale free licence to rape the husband as a witness we witness, even some feminist male hater ministers say openly in media that ” It is the turn to suffer the men”, “do not trust men, trust condom”.. but still Indian men prefer to keep silence than object her comment openly.

On 12/09/07 TOI report and their survey says 10% of colleage girls and 20% of boys lose virginity; as per our study most girls do not admit they had sex while in the school and many men want to boast thenself and say they experieced sex in colleage. if TOI servey is correct then 10% of boys had sex with 10% of girls then other 10% had sex with whom, thats mystrey; for that TOI has no answer, to have sex two opposite sex persons required that TOI is forgotten i think.if not other 10% boys had sex with themself or with married women ? that shows indian married women have sex with outside marriage. still indian society beleive women are victims. Apart from this 65% boys are wanted to marry same girl whom they lost their virginity; but 42% girls disagree on that, it shows they are stronger sex, or they can bed N number of men before marriage and do not regret about losing virginity.

On of  the TV show hosted by NDTV in September 2007, one of the women claiming she was sexually manipulated since her marriage, saying; frist night itself her husband asked her to undress; and suing her husband for sexual advances; if in marriage husband should not indulge in sex, then why she married. As per TOI servey of 12/09/07 50% Indian men do not have sex before marriage; they wait so long till marriage, and on frist night his wife says not to touch her, then he don`t have right to ask her to undress. If he force her, he can be charged with marital rape, in India; and there is no law to guide Indian women to not to withhold sex in marriage without valid reason. Biased Indian law makers along with women organization propose sexual harassment and marital rape; but who will decide how much sex is not marital rape. Actually it should be between couples and these law makers should not interfere in personal matters of ; there should be punishment if one use force and physical harm in sex, and withholding sex to husband without valid reason should be reason for divorce. As sex is a ingredient of perfect marriage at least for  first 10 years of marriage.


TOI dated 21/09/07 reported, From Delhi one 16 year old eloped with 40 years old dance teacher whom he met on internet; police caught both of them but there is no section or penal code to charge that women. If man of 40 eloped with 16 year old girl, then he will be charged with kidnap and rape, coz girl is underage. Do you still think women is a victim ? or Indian laws are not biased, towards men….? Same TOI on 23 September 2007, Bombay edition on its 5th page reported Youth of 20 eloped with minor girl charged with rape, if 40 year old women eloped with minor boy, she will not be charged with rape, but 20 year old boy can be charged with rape, even that girl consented to sex, its is not only biased law, mockery of constitute, but Human rights violation.


The problem of defining marital rape as Rape

Many women who are victims of marital rape have great difficulty in defining it as such. The traditional idea that it is impossible for a man to rape his wife and that somehow, in taking our marriage vows we have abdicated any say over our own body and sexuality, basically denied ourselves the right to say ‘no’, is still prevalent amongst wives as much as amongst their husbands. A wife being raped will often question her right to refuse intercourse with her husband, and while she may realise that legally it now constitutes rape, there are many reasons which may prevent her from perceiving it in such a light.We prefer to see it possibly as a communication problem (did I make it clear enough that I did not want intercourse tonight), we may see it as an act for which the man is not fully responsible due to his nature (men have a biological need to have sex and if there is a woman next to them in bed when they are in the mood they just cannot help it), we may see it as a misunderstanding (although I told him I didn’t want to, maybe I gave him the wrong signals somehow), we may have religious issues which question our right to refuse intercourse (I have got to submit myself to him and accept his will above mine as my Lord and Master). Basically, as wives being raped by our husbands, we look for every reason, every excuse to deny it is Rape because we do not want to accept the alternative: it is Rape, he is hurting and humiliating us with intent, we can no longer trust him, turn to him in comfort, gain reassurance and protection from his company and our home is no longer safe.

Rape is rape, regardless of the relationship between the rapist and the victim. It can be a total stranger; someone you recognize by sight, but have never really communicated with; someone you know superficially, a neighbor or a colleague; a friend, a boy-friend or a former boyfriend; a live-in partner, or a former partner; someone you are married to or have been married to in the past.

Rape is a very personal and intimate traumatic experience. Our experiences of and reactions to rape may differ widely, and although there are many similarities in the way that we feel about being the victim of rape, regardless of the relationship between us and the rapist, there are differences between stranger and intimate rape, and in this section I am trying to describe and offer an understanding of some of the specific problems regarding marital rape (or rape by an intimate) as opposed to stranger rape.

In One of the study and Paper prepared for XXV International Population Conference

Tours, France, July 18-23, 2005, shows all Indian men are rapist.

 The findings presented in this paper draw from a study comprised of both survey and in-depth interviews conducted during August 2002 – October 2003. The respondents were young women who were married two years prior to the survey, young women who were pregnant for the first time, or first-time mothers up to 18 months postpartum. The study area included 24 villages in Gujarat (with a population of about 46,000) and 25 villages in West Bengal (with a population of 42,000). The respondents were identified through a rapid household listing in the study area and all eligible women identified at the time of the house listing were invited to participate in the survey. A total of 1079 women in Gujarat and 1036 women in West Bengal were interviewed. The refusal rate was marginal in both the sites. A structured bilingual questionnaire was used to explore a wide range of issues including young women’s transition to marriage, livelihood experience, access to and control over resources, mobility, social connections, spousal communication and support, and reproductive health knowledge and practice. In order to gather additional insights about young women’s transition to marriage, partner relationships, exercise of sexual rights and level of agency/ autonomy in reproductive health matters, in-depth interviews were also carried out among 69 women (30 in Gujarat and 39 in West Bengal) who had participated in the survey. To understand the nature of young brides’ relationships and the control they have over their bodies and sexual lives, questions were asked about a range of topics, including, the experience of first intercourse, physical abuse, decision making, and the degree to which married girls can express – and achieve – their will. In order to explore experiences of unwanted/ wanted sex, respondents were asked whether they tell their husbands when sex is not (and is) wanted and whether their husbands ‘always’, ‘sometimes’, ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ do what the girls/women wish. In this paper, we examine the prevalence, experience and correlates of unwanted sex. This is sex that the respondent did not necessarily perceive as forced, but did categorize as against her will.Two variables are constructed and considered: “routine unwanted sex,” i.e., women who report that their husbands rarely or never respect their wish when they deny their husbands’ sexual demands; and “occasional or routine unwanted sex,” i.e., women who report that their husbands sometimes, rarely or never respect their wish when they deny their husbands sexual demands. In this paper, we explore the issue of unwanted sexual experiences only among the sub sample of respondents who articulated their preference about when sex is not wanted to their husbands.

These girls constitute 70% of the total sample in Gujarat and 89% in West Bengal. We acknowledge that many women who never expressed their sexual preference may also have experienced unwanted sexual experiences.

If these women do not want to have sex once a week, and gives odd reason to avoid, then why they get marry Ask Rudolph Dsouza, a ITS Engineer for IBM Middle East.

These women organization just survey from women only without checking husbands situation; in same paper, they portrait man as rapist and always wanted to have sex, as per statements taken from these women below;

“Nothing happens [when I say no], he keeps ignoring whatever I say. He will listen to me only one or two days” [Recently married woman, Gujarat] “He listens sometimes and he doesn’t listen sometimes” [First time mother, Gujarat] “My husband sometimes listens to me when I say ‘no’ to him for sex and sometimes, he doesn’t listen. Very rare, once or twice in a month, he does sex forcefully” [Recently married woman, West Bengal] “Not always, but rarely, once in 4-5 months he does that” [First time pregnant woman,West Bengal]“He forces me often for sex. We have sex 3-4 days a week. In one month, he has coerced sex 4-5 days. I do not feel like having sex, it becomes painful, but he does not stop ” [First time mother, West Bengal] Findings from the in-depth interviews in Gujarat also allude to the circumstances in which women have sex even when they do not wish to, but did not articulate their wish to their husbands for fear of abandonment or quarrel and in some cases, because of affection for their husbands.“I don’t like it …If I tell, then he won’t listen. My bhabhi [sister-in-law] didn’t allow her husband to touch her. He divorced her. I feel that if I don’t allow my husband to touch me,he may divorce me. That’s why I allow him” [First time pregnant woman, Gujarat] “If he is interested and if I say no, how will he feel? He will think that my wife told me like this… I do feel scared because men these days are like that. They have sex with other women. That’s why I don’t say no [even when I don’t want to have sex]” [First time mother, Gujarat] “[I do not say ‘no’ to my husband’s sexual demands]. What will I get after giving pain to his heart? If he likes it, then let him be happy and it does not matter even if I am not willing for it — if he is happy, then I am also happy” [First time mother, Gujarat] 

Mosy funny part is, in same report “He does not force me during my menstruation. When I don’t feel good or don’t feel like having sex, I say no to him. That time, he doesn’t listen to me. My husband comes home twice every month and if I say no, he does not listen to me. I accept whatever he says. I don’t get angry and I never tried to make him understand” [First time mother, West Bengal]. If women is not allow man to have sex once in a 15 days what he has to do; what is the use getting married and spending thousands of rupees on wives, or why these Indian women want to marry..?

The Law Commission in one of its Report dated March, 2000 had recommended that laws relating to rape (Sec 375 IPC) be made gender neutral.

It had deliberated upon widening the scope of offence under Sec 375 & 376 IPC, and also that it be made more comprehensive to bring it in tune with current times.

But the recommendation was not accepted. Why ? ; asks Swarup Sarkar of Delhi.

Sex or comment of sex, without mutual consent is termed as rape/sexual harassment as per LAW , then why it considered that men does not face the same situation?”

Can our Lawmaker will ever able to replace the word” Men/women” by the word ” person” and “husband/wife” word by the word “Spouse”?

As per Indian law, if married women involved in sex outside marriage that will not be valid reason for divorce, but husband should not go to other women. Even women caught

Red handed, she will awarded alimony and child custody. Man  forced to pay, at the cost of her lust. for Indian judiciary Indian women always a victim even she involved in extramarital affairs. It means Indian law system support prostitution in married life, and trying to make bastard future citizen by awarding alimony to a women, even she has child from other man, when she is married to one [ Bombay High court verdict ]

If wife enjoys at night and next morning she will charge husband with marital rape; then how to judge between sex and rape ?

Who will decide how much sex is not rape ?

For Indian women sex is a bargaining tool to get things done from husband; if she withhold sex for no reason; when her desire is not fulfilled by husband, what husband has to do. In this situation man will not get Divorce as per biased Indian judiciary. And she cann`t be charged under breach of trust either. AS per TOI 10/09/07, 312, indian commit suicide everyday, Now you know why men commit suicide

As per constitute of India, in the eyes of Indian judiciary all citizens are equal and there is no difference in gender caste or colour, then  why this bias, why this step mother policy or partiality. Or its mockery of constitute. But i`m sure its sabotage of Institute of marriage and hidden agenda of women organizations to break family system.

  Authors : Rudolph Dsouza / Amitabh Dasgupta / Swarup Sarkar

Source : MyNation

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SeX and Punishment

Posted by 498A_Crusader on October 5, 2007

Sex with a married women without consent or connivance of her husband is punishable under Sec. 497 IPC even if the women is a willing participant in the sexual act. this offence carries punishment of 5 years imprisonment.

Unnatural sexual acts like oral, anal, sodomy, etc are punishable under Sec. 377 IPC which carries imprisonment of upto 10 years.

Sex with a girl below the age of 16 is considered as rape under Sec. 375(6) IPC and is punishable with life imprisonment or imprisonment not less then 7 years.

The offence of adultery is applicable only to men and this was upheld by the supreme court of india in Revathi vs. Union of India. [ Thatsour great India ]

If you take a marrried women away from her husband for the purpose of sex with her consent you will be punshied under Sec. 498 IPC which is punishable with upto 2 years imprisonment.

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Domestic Violence Against Indian Men [ POLL ]

Posted by 498A_Crusader on October 3, 2007

Poll Result on Domestic violence against Indian men.

[ 295 Ballots; Duration: 10/03/2005 -- 30/09/2007 ]

99 men said they are verbaly abused
91 men said they are mentally tortured
73 men said they are Denied or withheld sex for no reason; some demanded sex even after came home exuasted from work, or insulting when failed to perform well.
32 men said they are physically abused by wife side relatives,even threatened to kill

Domestic Violence Against Men

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Spouse abuse: It’s the husband’s turn now

Posted by 498A_Crusader on September 21, 2007

NEW DELHI: Women have for long complained of being abused by men, which the law takes very seriously. Now it’s the men who claim to be at the receiving end.

A new survey has found that no less than 98% of Indian urban husbands say they have faced domestic violence in one form or the other during married life.

NEW DELHI: Women have for long complained of being abused by men, which the law takes very seriously. Now it’s the men who claim to be at the receiving end.

A new survey has found that no less than 98% of Indian urban husbands say they have faced domestic violence in one form or the other during married life.

Close to 43% of husbands said they contemplated suicide due to humiliation, harassment and frustration and 14% accepted they that had wanted to kill the woman and her family members for instigating her.  Turn to DNA Nation, p13
The study, conducted by doctors and IT engineers for these NGOs, covered husbands from various socio-economic strata but the bulk of the respondents came from the middle class and upper middle class backgrounds. A high proportion of husbands who had experienced domestic violence were either well educated and/or earned good salaries.

This study corresponds with a similar survey conducted by Orissa’s State Women Commission recently where it was found that women are increasingly using dowry related laws like 498A and the Domestic Violence Act to harass husbands.

According to its chairperson Namita Panda, women were found to be filing false cases in order to harass their husbands and settle scores with them.

“Section 498A is a great weapon for women. It is being used for both getting justice and settling scores. We always tell police to first inquire into the matter before arresting a man and his parents because in many cases it may turn out to be a hoax,” Panda said over phone from Bhubaneswar.

However, the National Commission for Women (NCW) differs. “Women are generally in a more dependent position. There may be a few stray cases of women harassing men but that doesn’t change the basic situation,” said Malini Bhattacharya of NCW.

As per the National Crime Record Bureau’s statistics, 4,450 men in the age group of 15-29 and 5,876 between 30-44 committed suicide in 2005 due to family problems which included matrimonial discord.

During the study these organisations received more than one lakh mails across the country. However, only 1,650 husbands aged between 15-49 years selected through random sampling were specifically interviewed using a schedule adapted from the WHO multi-country study on domestic violence.

An interesting finding was that the probability of violence increased significantly with the duration of marriage particularly if it was more than seven years old.

“As the marriage gets older the wives get stronger and more intolerant towards spouses and their families,” said Dr Grover, one of the researchers. “The interviews showed that Indian husband who had experienced some form of violence during the first year of marriage, continued to do so for the rest of their lives. It is not something that just goes away.”

Gaurav Nigam, a software engineer with the Bangalore-based IT giant Wipro, recently accused his wife, Tripti, of physical abuse. He claimed his wife was pressuring him to transfer ownership of the house and the car in her name. When he refused, she would beat him up.

He alleged that on one occasion, Tripti had left him and gone back to her parents’ house from where she filed a dowry complaint against him, after which his parents were arrested and sent to jail for three days ‘for no fault of theirs’.

source : DNA NEWS

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National Level Protest – Our Demands

Posted by 498A_Crusader on August 22, 2007






  1. Make Section 498A of IPC Bailable & Compoundable
  2. Make Section 498A of IPC non-cognizable to prevent arrests of innocent citizens based on mere complaints unsubstantiated by evidence or investigation.
  3. Make IPC 498A and Domestic Violence Law gender neutral, and provide equal protection for men and women from domestic violence
  4. Impose heavy penalties on people misusing IPC 498A and Domestic Violence Law as weapons for settling personal scores in marital disputes
  5. Equal protection of the law for everyone without any Gender discrimination

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National Level Protest Against Dowry / DV laws on 26th Aug.2007

Posted by 498A_Crusader on August 21, 2007


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Sex on pretext of marriage isn’t rape

Posted by 498A_Crusader on August 20, 2007

NEW DELHI: It is cheating and not rape when a man who has had sex with a woman after promising marriage does not keep his word, the supreme court has ruled.

The ruling was pronounced when the court partially allowed an appeal by one Deelip Singh who is charged with raping a woman on the pretext of marrying her.

A bench of Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice DK Jain held that a woman’s consent is vitiated if a man makes representation of marriage “deliberately” to “elicit” a woman’s assent for an intercourse.

To accuse a man of rape, it is necessary to establish that at the very inception of making a promise to marry, he did not “entertain the intention of marrying the woman”  and the promise was a mere hoax, the judges said.

“Then the consent ostensibly given by the victim will be of no avail to the accused to exculpate him from the ambit of Section 375 (rape) of the IPC,” the bench noted.

Judges also said that the lady involved in Singh’s case had accepted that she had consented to physical relations with him. She had also said that she was married to Singh.

If that was so, the judges said, Singh cannot be charged with rape, an offence that has been termed as “heinous” and which “kills the self of a victim”. The judges sent back Singh’s appeal to the Patna High Court that had refused to discharge him from the offence of rape.

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Domestic violence law: Renuka gets hate mail

Posted by 498A_Crusader on August 18, 2007

NEW DELHI: Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act has put Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury at the receiving end of hate mails. “We have received a number of abusive e-mails from men after implementation of the legislation which tries to counter violence at home,” the minister said.

She was speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day “Annual Convention on Legislative Coordination for Action on Women Issues” organised by WomenPowerConnect, a conglomeration of about 500 organisations, on Friday. Chowdhury, who is heading the ministry for women and child development, said violence against women by their spouses rob the former of their self-esteem.

“The legislation has proved to be a boon for many women,” she said. On the controversial Women’s Reservation Bill, she said the government was working on a consensus for its passage in Parliament. “The government is committed to the women’s cause. We could have bulldozed our way by saying the numbers are on our side. (But) you will be surprised by the male bonding in Parliament. They say something on camera and say the exact opposite off it,” Chowdhury added.

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Two women held for forcing minor girls into flesh trade

Posted by 498A_Crusader on August 14, 2007

Pune, August 13: THE Faraskhana police arrested two women on charges of running a prostitution racket involving minor girls, on Sunday night. Bhagyashree Shekhya Nayak (30) and Kamala Gopi Nayak (35), both natives of Andhra Pradesh were arrested and five girls ranging from 17 to 20 years of age were rescued in the process. While three of the girls are from Bangladesh, two are from Andhra Pradesh. The women would dupe young girls, bring them to the city and force them into prostitution, police said.

They would also take away their earnings leaving them with no means of escape.

The duo were booked under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) and were charged for kidnapping. The police sought a 7-day police custody for interrogating them about the brothel owner and other agents involved. They have been remanded to police custody till Wednesday.

In another case, Tara Manbahadur Tamang (50), a native of Nepal who was had been arrested on August 10 for running a brothel in Shukrawar Peth, was remanded to custody till August 27. A girl from West Bengal, had been rescued earlier from the brothel.

Police are on the lookout for a woman named Jayanti who allegedly sold the girl to Tamang.

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