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New marriage law for Muslim women

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 19, 2008

The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) has released the Shariat Nikahnama that they claim would give equal rights to both Muslim men and women.

Women belonging to both the Shiite and Sunni sects, are demanding a revolutionary nikahnama that does away with contentious issue of triple talaq (divorce).

Entitled to divorce
If the board has its way, a Muslim woman would be entitled to seek divorce if her husband was found having illicit relationship with another woman.

The board has also rejected any divorce done through SMS, email, phone as well as video conferencing, besides rejecting divorce done on provocation.

A Muslim woman can seek divorce if she is forced by her husband to indulge in unnatural sex. She can also seek divorce if her husband contracts Aids.

“People use SMS, email and the internet to give talaq in the absence of a witness. Such ways have been banned in the new Nikahnama,” said Shaista Amber, President of the AIMWPLB.

“We have framed the new nikahnama strictly in accordance with the tenets of Islam, which clearly prohibits any kind of harassment or oppression of a married woman by her husband,” Amber said.

She added that the sharia also entitles a woman to get separated even when the husband refuses to grant a divorce. “Besides extra-marital relationship, [the guidelines] include absence of physical relationship between the husband and wife for more than a year, abandonment of the wife for more than four years, failure of the husband to look after the wife and family or any kind of ill-treatment or torture,” says the new nikahnama.

The new nikahnama has 17-point guidelines for marriage under the sharia for bride and groom, while eight points on the divorce process.

Key issues
Controversial points of new nikahnama

Triple talaq said in one go will not be acceptable

Talaq to be spaced out over a period of 3 months

Talaq not be allowed via phone or SMS

New Nikahnama insists on free will for the girl in case of nikah

Talaq cannot be given under the influence of alcohol

Talaq given to pregnant woman should be considered illegal

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Legal nuances ‘free’ dowry death accused

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 18, 2008

MUMBAI: Legal technicality came in the way of justice.

A sessions court on Monday acquitted four accused in a dowry death case because the victim’s dying declaration was not recorded by a special executive officer (SEO).

Rita Baricha, 23, married Hemant in 1997. She gave birth to two daughters. In the first information report (FIR) recorded by the investigating officer, Rita had said that Hemant, her father-in-law Dhanji, her
mother-in-law Madhu and brother-in-law Naresh taunted her regularly for being unable to bear a male child. The entire family lived in a Kanjurmarg chawl.

In her statement, Rita had said that her husband accused her of misbehaving with her in-laws. He also blamed her for ignoring household duties. When she met her parents in Andheri on September 11, 2000, they advised her to keep her husband happy instead of picking up fights with him. 

The next day she had a quarrel with her mother-in-law. While they were arguing, her husband allegedly slapped her and told her to set herself on fire because she had failed to bear a male child. She was doused in kerosene, allegedly by her mother-in-law, and given a matchbox too. Rita apparently set herself on fire inside the bathroom. When she realised she was burning she ran out of the bathroom, according to the prosecution. A neighbour, Sandeep Kadam, wrapped her in a blanket and took her to Rajawadi Hospital. Rita had suffered 85 per cent burns and she died on September 18, 2000.
Special executive officer Suvarna Karanje told the court that she had asked her ‘worker’ to record Rita’s statement. She later signed the declaration, which did not have Rita’s signature.

“The court accepted the first dying declaration (recorded in the FIR). The second one was not accepted because the SEO had not recorded it herself,” said additional public prosecutor Kiran Raykar.

Rita’s father Laxman Baria had filed an affidavit with the police about her daughter being harassed by her in-laws for a male child. But he later told the court that only her mother-in-law (she died during trial) had harassed her and not the other accused.

“If Baria had supported the prosecution, it would have corroborated Rita’s statement in the FIR which was accepted by the court. He backtracked possibly because his two grandchildren live with Rita’s in-laws,” said Raykar.

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Minor elopes with sister’s husband, surrenders

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 18, 2008

MUMBAI: A 17-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted from her college surrendered before the Malad police with her sister’s husband on Wednesday. The class XII student of SNDT College told the police that she had eloped with him, since the two were involved in an affair.

According to the police, on March 4, Sonali (name changed), a resident of Andheri (East), appeared for her HSC examination. Her mother was waiting outside the college to take her home after the exam. Sonali, however, did not turn up. After enquiring with the college authorities, her mother approached the Malad police with a missing complaint.
When Sonali’s elder sister’s husband Virendra Pandey, 22, who stayed with them, also did not return home, her family approached the police, and the missing complaint was converted into a first information report for abduction.

“We sent a team to Uttar Pradesh, the native of Pandey. But we could not trace them,” senior inspector Maruti Rathod said. Pandey lived with his in-laws in Mumbai, but he had left his wife, Anita, with his parents in UP, they said.

Rathod said that during investigation, the police learnt that Pandey had enrolled in a computer class near Sonali’s college and that they were having the affair for the the past few months.

Pandey convinced Sonali to run away with him. On March 4, she stole Rs4,000 from her house and fled with Pandey.

They first went to Matheran and then to Pune, where they stayed together. But they surrendered after they exhausted the money. After a medical examination of Sonali, Pandey was charged with rape and abduction considering that the girl is a minor, the police said.

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// when a 17 year old Poison and kill her Friend, [Read Story here ]. Indian law treat her as a Minor. she is mature enough to kill; and at the same time; Another Girl elope with her own sister husband, she is treated as Abducted.

What a double Standered. 

what a Biased Indian Society and media.

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Women Cann`t kill ?

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 18, 2008

MUMBAI: A teenage girl here allegedly killed her close friend by poisoning her and then tried to commit suicide, the police said Monday.

The 17-year-old was angry with her friend Ignis Joseph because the latter shared a close relationship with her boyfriend, the police said. She apparently suspected that they were having an affair.

“The accused took Ignis to the church Sunday night and gave her a drink laced with poison, after which she also consumed the drink,” Gyaneshwar Phadtare, deputy commissioner of police, said.

After returning home, Ignis complained of stomach pain and started vomiting. She was rushed to hospital, where she was declared dead. The girl who allegedly gave Ignis the poison was admitted to the same hospital, and is reported to be in critical condition.

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//She was just 17, and bold enough to kill, her own friend; Still Indian Judiciary think, in india, women are victims; Even they are murderers; — eDitor

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More women now raise voice against dowry

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 18, 2008

The number of cases reported in the past five years has almost doubled

//Yea TRUE, but out of all 98% are False, As per Renuka Chowdhury – eDitor

MUMBAI: The number of dowry-related cases being reported in Mumbai has almost doubled in the past five years. Around 368 dowry cases were registered in Mumbai in 2007 compared with 193 in 2003.

For a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai, the increase in the number of dowry-related offences comes as a surprise. And the reason cited most often is that more women are now refusing to tolerate harassment for dowry by in-laws and spouses.
The concept that originated in the upper-caste families as wedding gifts to the bride from her family gradually became the most dreaded part of women’s lives. But they are now increasingly raising their voice against the menace.

“Women are now aware about the options they have to stand against any kind of violence against them,” said Nirmala Samant-Prabhavalkar, former chairperson of the state women’s commission.

According to her, the scenario began changing ever since the post of the dowry prohibition officer was created at local police stations. “Earlier, such cases were sent to the collector’s office and then came to the police station. However, now the victim does not have to run from pillar to post with her complaint,” Prabhavalkar said.

Joint commissioner of police (law and order) KL Prasad agrees. “Women are now refusing to tolerate such harassment, and several NGOs and other bodies providing guidance to them are proving helpful,” he said.

According to Prasad, the city police are being sensitised to tackle such issues with urgency and empathy. “We are following this procedure of free registration where a police officer will not refuse to register a case unless it is completely unimportant. Dowry harassment cases are treated with an attitude to support the victims,” said Prasad.

He said policemen across the city are also undergoing a sensitising programme for the past few months. The programme also trains them in tackling women related cases.

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Parents-in-law can’t be forced to maintain daughter-in-law: SC

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 17, 2008

New Delhi: The latest round of `Saas-Bahu ki ladai’ has gone decisively in favour of the motherin-law. The Supreme Court has ruled that a woman, if neglected by her husband, cannot eye her
mother-in-law’s property for getting maintenance.
Maintenance of a married woman is her husband’s personal obligation and the property in her mother-in-law’s name can never be the subject matter of the obligation to maintain a daughter-in-law even after the death of her husband, said a Bench comprising Justices S B Sinha and V S Sirpurkar.

A woman lawyer, who had filed several cases against her parents-in-law in Chincholi, Karnataka, had even taken recourse to litigation to see that their property was auctioned for getting the maintenance she was entitled to from their son.
Disapproving the extra-legal arguments taken by her and deprecating the trial court and the Karnataka High Court overstretching the law as well as their jurisdiction to go by her
pleadings, the Bench said a woman could seek attachment of properties only if her husband had a share in it.
This means, if the parents-inlaw’s properties were self-acquired and not inherited, then their daughter-in-law could institute suits seeking attachment of those properties which stood in the name of her husband and not against those owned by his parents.
Referring to the plea of the daughter-in-law, Sonalben, the Bench said she might be entitled to maintenance from her husband and the decree in her suit could only be against his properties.
“The decree, if any, must be executed against her husband and only his properties could be attached for that but not of her mother-in-law,” said Justice Sinha, writing the judgment for the
Bench. Referring to the HC order, which was challenged by mother-in-law Vimlaben, the apex court said it suffered from “total non-application of mind” and was “wholly unsustainable”.
“The said orders might have been passed only on consideration that Sonalben is a harassed lady, but the fact that Vimlaben is also a much harassed lady was lost sight of (by the HC),” the Bench said.

Directing release of the attached properties to Vimlaben, the court directed Sonalben to give Rs 50,000 to her mother-in-law as cost of litigation.


As a general guideline to the trial courts, the Bench said: “Sympathy or sentiment, as is well known, should not allow the court to have any effect in its decision-making process. Sympathy or
sentiment can be invoked only in favour of a person who is entitled to it. It should never be taken into consideration as a result whereof the other side would suffer civil or evil consequences.”


No Alimony
THE WORLD ACCORDNG to FEMNSTS
EMpower Women with FeminISM
GREAT INDIA GONE to DOGS
THE WORLD ACCORDNG to FEMNSTS
Marital Rape a Sabotage of Institute of Marriage
A THOUGHT for ALL FUTURE UNMARRIED MALES
PRE NUPITAL CONTRACT
Indian Mens Legal Torture

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I Do not want Dowry.?

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 15, 2008

If you  are a poor man, it’s not your fault
        But if your father-in-Law is a poor man,
it’s definitely your fault  

    Here is a clever man
Javed Miandad’s son and Dawood Ibrahim’s Daughter
            All that Glitters is Definitely Gold


Dawood Ibrahim’s DaughterNo Alimony
THE WORLD ACCORDNG to FEMNSTS
EMpower Women with FeminISM
GREAT INDIA GONE to DOGS
THE WORLD ACCORDNG to FEMNSTS
Marital Rape a Sabotage of Institute of Marriage
A THOUGHT for ALL FUTURE UNMARRIED MALES
PRE NUPITAL CONTRACT
Indian Mens Legal Torture

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College girl held in Dera chief attack case

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 15, 2008

Karnal: A 21-year-old college girl from Mansa in Punjab was on Friday arrested in connection with the bomb attack on Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s motorcade while it was passing through the city on February 2.

Parveen, who is the daughter of one Sadiq Mohammad of Bhame Kalan village in Mansa district, was produced before a court which granted the police a 7-day remand for questioning her.
“She is the fifth accused to be arrested in this case so far,” Deputy Superintendent of Police SS Bhoria told a news conference.

He said a case under Section 120-B (conspiracy) has been registered against Parveen, a BA first year student of Mohindra College in Patiala, Punjab “as preliminary inquiries revealed her involvement”.

She later dropped out of the plot to eliminate the Dera chief, who has earned the wrath of the Sikh clergy following his appearing before followers in an attire similar to the dress of 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh.

The Dera chief escaped unhurt when a tyre stuffed with explosives was hurled at his convoy on National Highway-1 which passes though the city on February 2.


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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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Bitten by wife, cop seeks cover!

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 14, 2008

A cop of the ADGP cadre has sought the help of the Jeevan Bimanagar police against threats from his wife!
Sushanth Mahapatra, ADGP, Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement wing filed a complaint before the Jeevan Bimanagar police on March 9 alleging that his wife, Sadhana (44) bit him on the left arm and cheek and attempted to stab him.
The sources told Deccan Herald that the couple has a son, aged around 30, working in the Income Tax Department in IAS cadre; and, a daughter, aged around 20, pursuing technical course. Sadhana stayed with her daughter at KPWD quarters, while Sushanth stayed with his son and his father who is a retired principal of a college at Attiguppe. The couple parted ways after Sadhana came to know about ‘other activities’ of her husband.
Sushanth wanted to see his daughter and went to Sadhana’s house on March 7. Sadhana didn’t allow him inside the house which led to the clash. The police were trying to unearth details of Sushanth’s ‘other activities’ which caused separation.

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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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cruelty-to-wife cases can’t be settled out of court

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 13, 2008

MUMBAI: A high court bench comprising Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar, Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud and Justice J P Devadharowever has ruled that cruelty-to-wife cases can’t be settled out of court. However, the three judges also held that an HC can definitely exercise its power under its inherent jurisdiction, and quash a 498-A complaint in the larger interests of justice, to maintain matrimonial harmony and to prevent abuse of the legal process. The court specified the principles of criminal jurisprudence that need to be followed.

The judgment essentially says that a husband or his family facing a charge under 498-A of inflicting physical or mental cruelty on the wife cannot effect a settlement with her even if the two have patched up or the woman has agreed to forgive her husband or if the charges are based on flimsy pretexts to begin with and prima facie false. This means the husband can get arrested and even convicted and sent to jail for up to three years.

But there could be a way out from the legal quagmire that a husband may find himself in once a 498-A case is slapped on him. For that, however, only the HC can help. The HC has to be moved for quashing of the first information report (FIR), probe or criminal proceedings. The judgment has held that a HC has the power to quash such non-compoundable offences so as “to secure the ends of justice”. However, the judges also held that quashing of a complaint has to be on the basis of the facts of each case and the power must be “sparingly used”.

The 102-page verdict said, “An offence of cruelty under IPC 498-A is not merely a crime between husband and wife but a crime against society, and therefore the parties themselves cannot compound the offence.” The judges have, significantly, also held that not just offences under 498-A, but also other offences such as murder, rape, attempt to murder and causing grievous hurt—which are not specifically mentioned in the law as ‘compoundable’ offences—cannot be settled between the complainant and the accused. Section 320 of the CrPC lists offences that can be settled between parties at any stage of the prosecution.

The issue was referred to a full bench by a single judge of the Bombay high court who had to decide on an appeal filed by a Solapur-based husband Abasaheb Honmane who, after being held guilty of an aggravated form of bigamy and sentenced to jail for five years, had sought the leave of the court to compound the offence and also to set aside his conviction.

A full bench is normally formed in exceptional circumstances when there are conflicting judgments of two or more division benches. Here, it was a single judge who felt that a division bench judgment was not the correct interpretation of law and hence referred it to the Chief Justice since it was an important law point that needed to be settled.

Besides, before the court there were ten other similar cases on the question of compounding of offences such as robbery, dowry harassment, kidnapping, causing serious hurt with weapons, causing a miscarriage without the woman’s consent and so on. In each case, the prayer was that the FIR should be quashed, as the complainant had agreed to settle the matter. Most of these cases had arisen out of disputes in a matrimonial relationship.

The Chief Justice, who wrote the judgment for the bench, noted, “No statute can provide for all situations when the legislature enacts a law.” He said this as one of the points of reference was also whether the high court had the inherent powers to quash or compound complaints when this was not spelt out clearly in any law, including the CrPC, which is the procedural Bible for the criminal law courts.

The full bench held that Section 482 of the CrPC which speaks of the court’s “inherent power” to pass any order to “meet the ends of justice” has “intentionally” been worded widely by the legislature to ensure a larger impact on the procedural law governing investigations and criminal trials. “The inherent powers of the high courts are not meant to be static just like the law is not static and develops and varies according to the progress of time and need of society.”

The HC noted that until recently even a complaint of cheque bouncing was not compoundable but the government recently amended the law to allow parties to go in for “out-of-court settlements”.

Amit Desai, an expert defence counsel, said, “There is a need for criminal law to be amended to make an offence such as Section 498-A compoundable. It is time for the legislature to consider a change in the law since these are private disputes.”

The legislature has provided an alternative statute—the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, to provide greater safeguards and protection to women by providing for a chance of “resettlement of matrimonial home and relationship prior to actual registration of crime under Section 498-A of IPC”.

But the legislature still did not make the Section 498-A offence compoundable. “While interpreting and implementing the law, legislative wisdom has to be given preference,” the judgment said, adding, “It can very well be presumed that the legislature, while enacting a law, is aware of the difficulties faced in implementation of such a law.”

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Biased TOI published, Hubby can be jailed despite patch-up, Instead cruelty-to-wife cases can’t be settled out of court


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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House wife slept with 18 yr old,still accused him with rape

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 10, 2008

A homemaker accused her 18-year-old servant of rape and stabbed him to death, but a narco test now reveals the shocking truth that she had been sleeping with him for five years

Rajni (name changed) stabbed her 18-year-old servant with a kitchen knife, claiming he was trying to rape her.

When the 36-year-old Mumbai homemaker was brought to Bangalore for a narco test, she stunned investigators by revealing that she had been sleeping with the boy for five years, since he was 13.

Rajni is the wife of a bar owner, and had developed physical intimacy with Anand (18), who hails from Bihar.

Anand had worked in Rajni’s house as a domestic help for 10 years, and also used to help out in the bar. He had been given a room in the couple’s apartment.

In April 2007, Rajni was sleeping in her room with her two-and-a-half-year-old child.
Her story was that Anand had barged in and tried to rape her after threatening her with a knife.

“Fearing he would injure my child, I snatched the knife and stabbed him,” she first told the police.
She said she had shouted for help to her husband and her brother-in-law. The latter lives on the second floor of the apartment.

They dragged Anand to the corridor and thrashed him. A profusely bleeding Anand was taken to hospital where he was declared brought dead, she said. Neighbours who witnessed the beating turned hostile in court.

Though Rajni pleaded that she had killed Anand in self-defence, the court directed the police to subject her to a narco test.

During the test, Rajni not only explained how she had stabbed Anand, but also gave details of their illicit relationship.

She confessed she had lost interest after a while, and and had started turning down his pleas for sex.
On the fateful day, Anand went to her for sex, but she refused since she was trying to put the baby to sleep.

Anand got agitated and threatened her with a table knife, she said during the narco. “I had no option but to defend myself and my child and jumped on him to snatch the knife,” she explained. “I stabbed him thrice on his abdomen and later dragged his body to the corridor and informed my husband and brother-in-law.”

Rajini also admitted she had to concoct the story of a rape attempt to conceal her relationship with him.
“I started beating him. My husband and brother-in-law joined me. They were so angry they beat Anand who was already profusely bleeding,” she said.

I have no option but to defend myself and my child from him and jumped on him to snatch the knife, she explained. I stabbed him thrice on his abdomen and later dragged his body to the corridor and informed my husband and brother-in-law, she said.
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EMpower Women with FeminISM
GREAT INDIA GONE to DOGS
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Marital Rape a Sabotage of Institute of Marriage
A THOUGHT for ALL FUTURE UNMARRIED MALES
PRE NUPITAL CONTRACT
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India not to commercialise sex work

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 8, 2008

 //BUT PROMOTE EVERY HOUSEWIVE AS A PROSTTUTE, saying wife has right to enjoy outside of marriage — eDitor

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) India will not consider legalising commercial sex or giving licences to brothels, Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury has said.

“I am ready to legalise brothels or red light areas if the sex workers say their decision is informed. In most cases their choice is not informed but is forced due to poverty or other reasons,” Chowdhury said.

“Many sex workers ask me why I am withholding this issue. But I patiently listen to them and, in turn, ask them whether they would allow their daughters to enter the trade. The answer has always been a complete silence – and they drop their demands,” Chowdhury told IANS on the sidelines of a human trafficking conference.
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women & Child Development, Smt. Renuka Chowdhury lighting the lamp at the inauguration at a workshop on female foeticide during the celebration of international women day.

The conference was organised by the UN office on Drugs and Crime along with the ministry of women and child development ahead of the International Women’s Day March 8.

The minister said her government has no intention of legalising or licensing brothels, but would remain committed to combating human trafficking, especially of women and children.

Human trafficking means recruitment, transport, transfer, harbouring or receipt of people by means of threat, use of force or other forms of coercion like abduction for the purpose of exploitation.

According to UN estimates, approximately 150,000 people are trafficked within South Asia annually, with children and young women being lured from their homes with promises of a good job, good marriage or stardom in the entertainment industry.

Many are forced into prostitution or slavery where they suffer unspeakable indignities and hardship.

Organisations like the Bhartiya Patita Uddhar Sabha have been demanding the legalisation of commercial sex workers since 1984.

Khairati Lal Bhola, president of the Sabha, said: “The government must accept this demand for at least the better health and education of the 5.4 million children of sex workers.”

Bhola said a survey conducted during 1990-96 revealed that there were more than 7.5 million call girls, 2.38 million prostitutes, 1,100 red light areas and 300,000 brothels across the country.

Now, more than a decade later, the numbers has gone up manifold and the condition of sex workers is still vulnerable, especially due to the threat of diseases like AIDS.

Pressing for the need to legalise prostitution, he said: “Not only will the government earn a tax on their income, it will help in chucking out agents, middlemen, goons and corrupt police officials who take hafta (protection money) from them.

“Sex workers can earn more to provide education to their children, who can be prevented from inheriting their mother’s profession.”

Chowdhury, however, said human trafficking of women largely depends on the principle of demand and supply.

“My government is planning to bring amendments to the existing Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and clients visiting brothels would be penalised,” she said.

Asked why the government was not directing police to clamp down on red light areas in the country, the minister said: “It is feared that it may spread to residential colonies if we take such measures in the present scenario. After analysing the consequences, we will act accordingly,” she said.

Chowdhury appreciated the 24 percent increase in fund allocation to her ministry by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and said: “The government understands the needs and demands of women and is committed to its promise to empower them.”

Micro-finance schemes that allow women to borrow money from the government to start their own small industries of weaving, knitting, painting and others have yielded tremendous results, she said, adding that now the focus would be on encouraging women to do highly skilled jobs and earn more.

Patil congratulates women for shaping destiny of country

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Indian women were transforming the “social order into a more just and equal one”, President Pratibha Patil said Friday as she greeted women a day ahead of International Women’s Day.

India’s first woman president said successful women should assist in eliminating social evils like female foeticide, infanticide and dowry system and educate the underprivileged girl child.

“On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I extend my greetings and felicitations to all my sisters in their continuing role and their relentless effort in shaping the destiny of our country,” she said in her message.

International Women’s Day, which will be observed Saturday, is a global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.

Highlighting the role of the women in the freedom movement, Patil said: “Our women folk inspired by Mahatma Gandhi came out of their homes to take part in the freedom struggle.”

“Beginning with their determined efforts in the days before our freedom, today our women continue to strive to transform the social order into a more just and equal one.”

She said women continue to make their mark but should help in removing social evils from the country.

“Now, many gifted women are making their mark in their chosen professions and each one of them can assist in eliminating social evils like female foeticide, infanticide, dowry etc.

“They should come forward and help to educate the hapless underprivileged girl child. The empowerment of women is the most effective tool for development as well as poverty alleviation.”

Someday, there’ll be women combatants: Antony

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) In a significant statement Friday, a day ahead of International Women’s Day, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said women could someday be inducted as combatants in the Indian armed forces.

“I’m sure that at some point of time it will happen,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function organised by the Armed Forces Organ Retrieval and Transplantation Authority (AORTA) here.

On Wednesday, Antony had cited operational reasons to rule out inducting women as combatants into the three services.

“A study carried out by the services has recommended that women officers be excluded from induction in close combat arms where chances of physical contact with enemy are high,” the minister said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

Antony’s statement Friday is a clear indication that the issue is far from closed.

Currently, women are eligible for permanent commissions in the medical, nursing and dental services of the armed forces. They are also eligible for short service commissions in these services as also in the support arms of the armed forces.

In this context, Antony noted that women were initially inducted in the medical streams of the armed forces in 1927.

“In 1992, they were inducted on five-year commissions (in the support arms). Then we raised this to 10 years and subsequently to 14 years.

“It’s an ongoing process. It is possible that some day women will be inducted in the combat arms,” Antony maintained.

The issue had blown up into a major controversy two years ago after the then Indian Army vice chief, Lt. Gen. S. Pattabhiraman, was quoted in his report as saying the forces “could do without” women.

Political parties and women’s organisations were quick to react, demanding that Pattabhiraman apologise and withdraw his remarks.

Pattabhiraman complied, adding for good measure that he had “been quoted out of context”.

Currently, 5,137 women officers serve in the armed forces. They include 4,101 in the Indian Army, 784 in the Indian Air Force (IAF), and 252 in the Indian Navy. This includes women granted permanent commissions in the Army Medical Corps and the Army Dental Corps and their equivalents in the other two services, as also in the Military Nursing Services.

In the army, women serve in support arms like the Corps of Signals, Army Ordinance Corps, the Corps of Electronic and Mechanical Engineers, and the Army Service Corps.

In the Indian Air Force, women are inducted in all streams barring the fighter stream. In the Indian Navy, there are restrictions on posting women officers aboard ships and submarines.

Most militaries worldwide induct women but only a few allow them to perform active combat roles. Among these countries are Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway and Switzerland.

Countries like Britain and Israel allow women to serve in combat arms positions like the artillery roles but exclude them from infantry units.

The US allows women in most combat flying positions.

Winds of change blow among rural Indian women

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Most of them are illiterate and many conform to the stereotypical image of the ghunghat-draping rural Indian woman. But they are the harbingers of change at the grassroots – raising their voice against alcoholism among men and for educating girls and delivering speedy justice.

Be it in Uttarakhand in the north or Gujarat in the west or Jharkhand in the east, this IANS correspondent came across the same story during her journeys in the country.

Shanti Devi, who took up a campaign against alcoholism, hails from a village in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.

“We couldn’t tolerate that our hard earned money was being spent carelessly by our men on alcohol. It was becoming a serious problem. That’s why we decided to take up the campaign against alcoholism,” Shanti Devi told IANS.

“The problem of alcoholism was widespread in our region. So instead of just one village, we formed a federation of three groups called Chakdalar, Choti Nai and Chamma. More active participation by women was a solution to the problem,” she said.

The women raided liquor shops in their area and in the process were roughed up by some of the men.

“It was not easy raiding the liquor shops. We were often slapped and beaten up by the men. Fortunately, some men supported us and together we went on hunger strikes and took out campaigns to the streets shouting “Jua Sharab Band Karo”.

“We also approached the Block Development Officer to help us,” Shanti Devi, 40, said.

Radhika Devi, vice president of the Chakdalar group, is illiterate but when it comes to discussing issues that affect society and actually doing something about it, she never steps back.

“Most women in our groups have to face a lot of problems because of constraints from the family. But I have been lucky as my family always supported me and let me travel to tap my potential,” she said.

“As women community leaders, we are closer to the ground realities. That’s why we can assess the situation and come up with practical and creative solutions to problems.”

The women are now planning to improve the education scenario in their villages and ensure that girls go to the school.

In the Kutch district of Gujarat, where the literacy rate is as low as 64.06 percent for men and 40.89 percent for women according to the 1991 census, women have taken it upon themselves to educate their daughters.

The Kutchi women, who do embroidery and earn as much as their male counterparts, if not more, play a major role in taking all household decisions.

“The young girls go to school and are not taught the art of embroidery and making handicrafts. But once they attain puberty, they start doing so and drop out of school,” Natha Behn of the Ludiya village in Kutch said while smiling at her 14-year-old sister-in-law.

Pavitran Vittal, an official of the state’s tourism ministry, said that considering Kutch’s low literacy rate it was encouraging to see young girls going to school.

“People have to understand that it’s important for girls to complete their education, but this is the first step in the right direction. Considering that women have an important say in the family, this initiative by them is a ray of hope.

“Moreover, they make sure their daughters are capable of earning their own bread and butter. They are empowered,” Vittal told IANS, during one of the visits to the Kutch region early this year.

In Andhra Pradesh, Satyavathi, who is part of a women’s self-help group, spearheads the movement in her village to solve issues of land to the poor.

The group of 83 Scheduled Caste households that she is part of has been cultivating 54 acres of government land for more than two generations. Despite government rules that landless people in possession of government land should receive titles to the land, they had not received legal ownership.

“I raised the issue with paralegals who documented the issue and through our self-help group we submitted the issue to the district administration. The paralegals had to work hard to gain access to all the records.

“Finally in February last year all the 83 households received legal titles to the land,” she said.

“It feels good to bring about a change, no matter how big or small it may be,” Satyavathi added.

Nari Adalats are another institution through which rural women are making their presence felt. These are women’s courts that deliver speedy justice in tough cases like rape, child marriage and even divorce – mostly in just two weeks.

Madhu Lakra, a member of the Nari Adalat in Ranchi, Jharkhand, said stopping the marriage of a 12-year-old girl to an “aged” man who claimed to be a Maoist and putting a wealthy man behind bars after he raped a minor girl were her achievements in life.

“I have been hearing cases for the last two months and have solved at least 15 of them,” said Lakra, a postgraduate in Hindi from Ranchi University.

What started as a small gathering of rural women in Gujarat in 1995 has gained credibility over the years. Nari Adalats across India have solved over 23,000 cases so far.

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8th March Dhana, Jantar Mantar Delhi on International womens day

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 8, 2008

8th March Dhana, Jantar Mantar Delhi on International womens day

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The Protest/Dharna at Jantar Mantar, Delhi by MASI and All India Forgotten Women, supported by SIFF and its sibling organizations on 8th March, 2008 International Women’s Day was a Good Success. The topic was Women against Women Protection Laws.

Around 15 ladies, mothers and sisters along with 40 men had come forward to participate in the Dharna. It was well covered by NDTV, ETv, India News, X News, AAj Tak, Total TV, Azad News, ANI, Zee News etc. Amongst the print media, Punjab Kesari, Tribune, Nababharat Times and Hindu covered the Dharna. Outstation ladies like Uma, Mrs Sharda, Dr Mrs Indu Subhash, etc spoke over the phone on the occasion which was very well received.

As usual, a lot of people chipped in and it was a great team effort.

Every event of this magnitude has many silent heroes who made it happen

Many of them come to mind….. NOT in any particular order

Swarup, the main pillar of SFF, overall in charge in coordinating with our media friends.

Neeraj and Sandeep took the responsibility of printing the Slogans and Banners. Sandeep was also instrumental in faxing some more media contacts through our new contact developed in Press Club of India during our Book Release of GHRS.

Uma spared some time from her busy schedule and prepared the press release and memorandum to be meant for sending to the dignitaries.

Gurdarshan our serial SMS er also enthusiastically SMSed hundreds of victims from our victim list.

Rahul also actively took part in the SMS campaign and SMSed more than 125 victims from the victim list. Rahul was also the first to arrive at the venue of Jantar Mantar along with Komal to direct the tent wallah to the place of our choice of Dharna. Rahul also sponsored 100 McDonald McBurgers for the victim families and the journalists.

Sattu made around 100 phone calls from his office to inspire victims to join the Protest.

Andy’s mother took special pains and called over 100 victims from our Delhi victim list and inspired all to bring their mothers and sisters at the protest.

Vihan, the dependable took the responsibility to fax all our media contacts from his office. He was also instrumental in SMSing 100 SMSs to our victims from our victim lists.

Bipin Kumar Mishra, our Delhi RTI specialist, came forward and shouldered the responsibility in translating the English Press Release into Hindi, got it typed, laser printed and xeroxed. The Hindi Press Release was a serious shortcoming of our previous Dharnas.

Ajay, Sandeep’s hired personnel distributed the Invitations and the Press releases in the Press Trust Boxes in specially designed MASI envelopes.

Wasif, shouldered the responsibility in submitting the Memorandums and collecting them from the office after it gets stamped from the PMOs and President’s office.

Dr Anupama, as usual our key speaker spoke on the scale of the issues involved and gave a clear perspective on things.

Arvind’s sister, Vernal Green’s mother, Sudhir’s mother, Sandeep’s mother, Mrs Gupta, Mrs Arya, Mrs Prem Ahuja the lady women inpector, Rohit Jain’s mother, Kochars’s mother, the sardarni who has been kicked out through DV by her daughter in law, and the numerous ladies whom I don’t know who all presented their views in front of the media.


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On Women’s Day, do spare a thought for men

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 6, 2008

Ahmedabad, March 5 After suffering in silence for long, husbands are on the march. And the last one to join their ranks is an NRI businessman who hails from Bhavnagar. Sixty-nine-year-old Deepakbhai Patel (name changed) is involved in a bitter matrimonial dispute. Back in Gujarat, his wife has filed around 70 cases of dowry and domestic violence and property in Bhavnagar and Ahmedabad. The charges are all trumped up, he says, the purpose just to teach him a lesson. That was when an acquaintance in Kuwait told him about an Ahmedabad-based pan-India organisation of men persecuted by disgruntled spouses.

Deepakbhai says: “The Akhil Bharatiya Patni Atyachaar Virodhi Sangh (ABPAVS) gave me strength. I met many men who were similarly wounded, whose wives had lodged frivolous cases against them. I found the resolve to soldier on.”

Dalsukh Patel, a US-based NRI businessman, is in a similar quandary. His wife has filed a dowry case against him and is even in possession of his house in Ahmedabad. “I have to live in a dharamsala, my own house is out of bounds for me. But I will fight to get my name cleared. The support of the Sangh had toughened my resolve,” he says.

The ABPAVS, a organisation of tortured husbands founded in 1994, has seen a small but steady rise in the number of NRIs joining its fold. Of its 32,000 members, 13 are from abroad. Three joined last year, 10 this year.

Dashrath Devda, founder president of the ABPAVS, who was inspired from his own traumatic experience after his wife filed a false dowry case against him, says: “The number of NRI men has definitely increased. There are many more who still have to come out of the closet. In our society, it is not easy for a man to say that he gets beaten by his wife.”

The ABPAVS members does not only include men, but also mothers and sisters of such men.

“The anti-dowry legislation is so clearly loaded in favour of women that men have little chance of fighting it,” Devda says.

“Dowry is a big problem, but men being falsely implicated in it is no small issue.”

The domestic violence law can so easily by misused by a vengeful wife. “We have among our members IAS and IPS officers, doctors, engineers and people from all walks of life. The problem of being exploited by wives is far graver than it is believed to be,” he says.

Membership of the organisation comes after a background check. Men with a history of alcoholism, or violently behaviour are usually shown the door.

Complete personal details of the members, including the cases filed against them, is kept.

To create more awareness and sensitivity in the society about their plight, the ABPAVS is holding a demonstration where over 250 members are expected to attend on March 8 — International Women’s Day.

As Devda, who was a driver by profession, says: “The laws right now are like Maruti Esteem for the women. At least have a small run-down Maruti 800 for the men.”

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WOMEN AGAINST MISUSE OF WOMEN-PROTECTION LAWS

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 6, 2008

Mothers and Sisters Initiative (MASI)

& All India Forgotten Women

Invites you to an

All Women National Protest on the occasion of

International Women’s Day 2008

WOMEN AGAINST MISUSE OF WOMEN-PROTECTION LAWS

Every 20 minutes an innocent woman is arrested under IPC Section 498A

just because she is related to a man!

Aren’t mothers and sisters women ? Don’t they deserve a life of dignity and respect?

Does penalizing innocent women under false cases bring justice to genuinely abused women?

Does women’s empowerment mean destroying family harmony and creating a fatherless society?

Is protection of women’s rights synonymous with gross violation of basic human rights?

Is legal terrorism the solution to all women’s problems?

In order to address these burning questions, we invite you to join us at

Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

8th March 2008, 11-1 p.m.

Contact: 9810452017 (Dr. Anupama), 09704683163 (Challa Uma), 9810611534 (Swarup)

Supported by :

www.savefamily.org,

www.asha-kiran.org

www.mynation.net

www.protectindianfamily.org

http://www.saveindianfamily.org



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Desperate Asian women faking virginity in Britain

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 4, 2008

London, March 4 (IANS) Some Asian women in Britain are going to great lengths to fake their virginity, driven to desperation by concepts of ‘honour’ in a community where myths about their first sexual experience is still widely held, an Asian radio station reported.

If found to have sex before marriage, the lives of some young Asian women can be at risk and they can be driven away from their homes, experts and community workers told the BBC Asian Network documentary “Like a Virgin”, broadcast Monday.

As a result, desperate young women are using fake blood and even going in for reconstructive surgery to fake their virginity, the investigative radio documentary reported.

In an echo of social attitudes held in many parts of the Indian subcontinent, the programme found that most of the 17 to 21 year old men interviewed in the region of West Midlands – home to a large number of Asians – preferred women to be virgins at marriage.

Concepts of ‘izzat’ – or honour – are strongly held among some conservative Asian communities in Britain and have been linked not only to the practice of forced marriage but also, in some cases, the murder of young women.

An adviser formerly with the national sexual health charity Brook said she personally received requests for information on faking virginity on a daily basis from young Asian women – and that she provided the information because she feared for the safety of these women.

She said: “They would sometimes come in to the centre because they were concerned about the fact that maybe they had had unprotected sex with a boyfriend and they were concerned about whether other men would know they had had sex before and were not a virgin.

“The discussions would then go around some of the myths around virginity… that girls bleed on the first time of having sexual intercourse. So we were able to say, ‘lots of girls don’t’.

“The problem is that lots of men and lots of people within the (Asian) community believe that that is true, and therefore they (young women) are very concerned that they will get married and they won’t bleed and their husband will believe they weren’t a virgin at marriage and all the problems that that would cause them in life.”

She said women were using red dye and mock blood that can be bought from novelty shops that they inserted into their vaginas or spread on the bed sheet after having sex. One Pakistani woman said she knew someone who had used a bottle of red ink – and got away with it. “Her mother-in-law was very happy,” said the woman.

Underlining the seriousness of the issue, the adviser said she agreed to provide information on how to fake virginity because “for some young women the risks to them and their personal safety were so great that if they were not able to fake it then the consequences could have been dire.””

A community worker who works with young Asians in west London said some girls have had to flee their homes and go into shelter “because their life is on the line. Somebody may have found out”.

Linda Cardozo, a gynaecologist at Kings College Hospital in London, said some desperate Asian women were seeking reconstructive hymen-repair surgery, but that it was “quite difficult to achieve” the repair because there may not always be enough tissues to bring together.

In any case, there was no guarantee that the woman would bleed.

“The main aim of hymen repair is to bleed on wedding night, but of course there are many women who don’t bleed on their wedding night, whether they are virgins or not.

“This is because the hymen may be very stretchy, they may have used tampons for menstruation, they may have had lot of exercise and subtle tissues and therefore there are many women who have their first intercourse without bleeding at all.

“So there’s no guarantee these women will achieve the aim they set out to achieve,” the doctor added.

Although some 24 such repairs had been performed in the state health sector, the vast majority of such surgeries are thought to take place in the private sector, which each surgery costs between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds. ($3,000-4,000)

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Dowry demand, Woman given acid to drink, dies

Posted by 498A_Crusader on March 1, 2008

Ghaziabad, Mar 1 (IANS) A 30-year-old housewife died here after she was brutally beaten up by her husband and in-laws demanding more dowry and then given acid to drink instead of water.

Mamta, a resident of Shaheed Nagar locality of this city, was assaulted by her husband Satish and other members of the family on Wednesday night. They demanded that she ask her parents for more money. When she collapsed half-conscious from the beating and asked for water, the husband’s family gave her acid to drink. She died in hospital later.

The police have registered a criminal case against the husband, the father-in-law, mother-in-law and sister-in-law.

According to the police, Mamta, who belonged to Garh Mukteswar in Uttar Pradesh, was married to Satish in 2001. Her husband began harassing her for dowry right thereafter. But Mamta pleaded that her parents were small farmers and could not give more money.

But Satish, whose small shop was not doing well, kept harassing her for money. The couple had three children – Manish (6), Shivam (5) and Beenu (3).

Mamta was taken to Delhi’s Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, where she died Thursday night. Her brother Niwas Singh filed a complaint with the police.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Circle Officer S.P. Singh told IANS that all the accused were absconding.

//Law should be equal to all, crime is crime, and crminals should treated with punishent of AN EYE FOR AN EYE.

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STOP CHILD ABDUCTION TO INDIA, GIVE EQUAL RIGHTS TO FATHER

Posted by 498A_Crusader on February 28, 2008

TO:

International Court of Justice
Peace Palace
Carnegieplein 2
2517 KJ The Hague
The Netherlands
Chief Justice of India
Supreme Court of India
New Delhi
INDIA.
.

Borders Divide jurisdictions but families reunite them. The chain to this link is the global citizen. However, this inter-nation cross-flow has with the passage of time generated a new crop of legal issues in the realm of private international law which comprises rules a court would apply whenever there is a case involving a foreign element.

It is rather ironic that while the British Parliament is working its way through The Human Fertilization and Embryology Bill to legalize parentage from in-vitro fertilization births and recognize same sex couples as legal parents of children conceived through the use of donated eggs, sperms or embryos, in India, 27,000 children die each day, thousands of children go missing each month, many NRI/PIO/OCI/foreign citizen children are kidnapped from abroad and brought to India, and thousands of children are denied access to their father by estranged and vindictive Indian women.
However, India is yet to enact any concrete law that will help prevent childhood deaths, kidnappings, denial of visitation rights to fathers and stop International parental child abduction (removal or retention of a child across international borders by one parent). International parental child abduction to India, either in contravention of court orders or without the consent of the other parent, is sadly an increasing phenomenon that causes acute emotional distress to the abducted child.

A fugitive foreign citizen/permanent resident kidnapper who is declared a proclaimed offender in matrimonial and custody proceedings in his/her country of citizenship/domicile (because of the wrongs he/she did to her ex-spouse and in-laws) kidnaps the foreign citizen children of the marriage and is provided safe haven in India (sometimes enabled by kidnapper’s family’s political/bureaucratic/legal connections). The left behind NRI/PIO/OCI/foreign citizen parent cannot even see or talk to his/her children removed to India and is denied all access because the kidnapper is allowed to file false complaints with the Indian legal system using the easy to misuse laws.

The NRI/PIO/foreign citizen kidnapper is easily able to obtain injunctions from the Indian guardianship courts (despite the lack of jurisdiction) against the return of the kidnapped NRI/PIO/OCI/foreign citizen children to their place of habitual residence (because the Indian Courts ignore all current and even pre-existing custody orders from the foreign courts). These occurrences find daily mention but no straightforward solution for the NRI/PIO/OCI/foreign citizenunder any Indian law.

The Government of India is in the process of acceding to the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. However, before that is done, and India becomes a member of about 80 contracting convention nations, an appropriate Indian legislation will have to be enacted for its implementation. In this way children removed to and from India will be reunited with their aggrieved parent and India will no longer be a sought after destination for parking removed NRI/PIO/OCI/foreign citizen children from foreign jurisdictions. Also, foreign courts will be encouraged to permit NRI kids to freely visit India without fear of abduction. The draft of the Indian Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Bill 2007 meant to secure the prompt return of children wrongfully retained or removed to India proposes to ensure that the rights of custody and access under laws of contracting states are respected by providing for prompt removal of wrongfully removed children.

The salient features of this proposed law are as follows:

  • A Central Authority for performance of duties under the Hague Convention for securing the return of removed children by instituting judicial proceedings in the High Court.
  • The appropriate authority or a person of a contracting country may apply to the Central Authority for return of a removed child to the country of habitual residence.
  • The High Court may order return of a removed child to the country of habitual residence but may refuse to make such an order if there is grave risk of harm or if it would put the child in an intolerable situation. Consent or acquiescence may also lead to refusal for return of a child by the court.
  • The HC may refuse to return a child if the child objects to being returned upon it being satisfied that the child has attained an age and maturity to take into account his views.

Based on the experience from other countries that have ratified the Hague Convention, it is critical that all loopholes that will prevent the implementation of this be plugged. This (the exploitation of loopholes)is likely to be a serious problem in India and the political/bureaucratic/legal system will continue to provide a safe haven for the NRI/PIO/OCI/foreign citizen kidnapper, especially if the kidnapper is the mother. One example of a loophole is that abducting parent starts custody proceedings in India under the 30 year old laws before/in parallel with proceedings started by the left behind parent under the Hague Convention. Before India signs the Hague convention,appropriate laws will have to be enacted to prevent the exploitation of loopholes. In this way, children removed to and from India will be reunited with their aggrieved parent and India will no longer be a safe haven and sought after destination for parking removed NRI/PIO/OCI/foreign citizen children from foreign jurisdictions.
Furthermore, India should take steps to prevent child abductions within India, stop children being taken away from the gender that is denied custody rights, and penalize kidnappers and custodial mothers/fathers who deny visitation to the other parent.Mostly Indian women bargain child custody as blackmailing tool to get easy Divorce and huge sum of Alimony.Even Father is a natural guardian, but hardly 2% of Fathers get Child custody. Custody Should be Equal to both gender and child should be raised with both Parents love and Affection.

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She cried `Papa, Papa’, yet parents abandoned her

Posted by 498A_Crusader on February 23, 2008

JAIPUR: She pleaded ‘Papa, Papa’. But it failed to change the minds of her parents as they abandoned their 12-year-old girl at the Lalgarh station in Bikaner, local media reported.Sonu, a resident of Khetwali area in Bihar, was happy when her parents told her they were going to visit Rajasthan.

“First I was taken to Ramdevra shrine near Pokhran in Jaisalmer district for prayers. Then my parents brought me to a temple in Bikaner. But at the railway station they told me that I would have to live here on my own,” Sonu said with tears in her eyes.

I pleaded again and again. I cried. But nothing stopped them from travelling back on the train,” Sonu said.

“They did not even think about where would I live and what would I do in this unknown city.”

“I had gone to the station Saturday night. I saw this girl crying. I asked her why and she narrated everything to me. I brought her to my house in Rampur colony,” local resident Rameshwar Prajapat said.

The residents of the colony took her to the police station where the officials told them to keep her for a few days, hoping that her parents would return.

“I do not want to go back to my parents,” the girl said.

My mother used to beat me regularly and my father never used to stand up for me.”
//THIS IS CRUDE TRUTH AND REAL FACE OF INDIAN WOMEN,STILL IN CHILD CUSTODY WOMEN GET CUSTODY, EVEN SHE IS PROSTITUTE OR ABUSER, AND HUSBAND HAS NO RIGHTS TO OPPOSE HER. FATHER OF A CHILD HAD NO RIGHTS TO SPEAK AGAINST TRUTH AND INJUSTICE IN INDIA –eDitor [ http://mynation.net ]

She is presently staying in a Nari Niketan – a state-run women’s home – in Bikaner. “We will conduct a medical examination and would also try to find her parents in Bihar. The girl knows the name of her parents and knows the area too. But she is not able to give us the exact name and location of the village,” a district administration official said.

Meanwhile, a professor in Rajasthan Agriculture University has come forward to offer shelter to Sonu.

“I want her to be in safe hands. I have offered her shelter. I can take responsibility for her education,” Sunita Verma, assistant professor in Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner, said on telephone Tuesday.

Female foeticide and infanticide are common in India. Poverty, ignorance of family planning and cost of dowry have been cited as possible causes.

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She cried `Papa, Papa’ instead mother, her last hope, but henpecked father or threatened by wife, her papa could not do anything to save his daughter. if a mother is doing this to her own blood, what may be the situation of her husband….–eDitor [ http://mynation.net ]

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President into Feminist governance

Posted by 498A_Crusader on February 17, 2008

Rashtrapati Bhawan has now moved from e-governance to gender governance. APJ Abdul Kalam had gone all out for better people-government interface using technology through different e-governance modules. And now President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has embarked upon the gender parity agenda for the government. 

The President called officials from the Women and Child Development ministry, Rural Development ministry, Human Resources Development ministry and Agriculture ministry to know what the government was doing on gender issues.

Sources in the government told the Hindustan Times that the President was keen to know how the government was ensuring that gender parity was achieved in government schemes. “It was a kind of briefing taken by the President,” a senior government official said.

Patil wanted to know more about the actual impact of the government policies for women on the beneficiaries. Although government officials presented a slew of figures based on different studies the President wanted a more concerted effort, a senior WCD ministry official said.

The WCD ministry informed that 52 ministries have set up gender budget cells but still the allocation for women is not enough. The president was informed that a review of all laws related to women was underway to make them more gender sensitive. 

The HRD ministry officials spoke about special schemes and incentives to bridge the enrolment gap between boys and girls. They also told the President about the improvement of the girl child in primary education since the launch of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.

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Babli races ahead without Bunty

Posted by 498A_Crusader on February 17, 2008

Kamini, 26, a pretty girl from Sonepat, married an engineer from Gwalior and settled in Pune last year. Within six months of the marriage, the couple filed for divorce in the Sonepat district court. The reason: growing marital discord after Kamini’s husband found out that she was buying air tickets from Delhi to Pune for her lover in Sonepat from his credit card.

Neeta, 24, who runs a beauty parlour in Sonepat, married a police constable from UP. Within a few months, she felt he was not the kind of person she wanted to spend the rest of her life with. She filed for divorce and even slapped her husband in court.

These two cases from Sonepat, a small town in Haryana, are reflective of a growing trend in small town India, where an increasing number of young women have been filing petitions for separation. Says Bhupeshwar Dayal, a lawyer who handles several divorce cases in Sonepat’s district court, “Till 5-6 years ago, you could hardly see any woman in the court premises. Today, there are lots of young, pretty faces, most of whom are here for cases relating to divorce and maintenance.”

Divorce, Dayal says, is no longer a taboo and a divorced daughter is not unwelcome in her parent’s homes anymore in small towns. “Recently, I had the case of a girl who sought divorce because she thought her husband was giving his mother more attention than her. In the new socio-economic environment in small towns, women do not feel shy of walking out of marriage,” says another lawyer, not wishing to be named.

“Social trends originating in metros slowly percolate down to smaller towns and from there, to villages. Today, girls in smaller towns, especially those belonging to the upper class are as aspirational as their metro counterparts and wish to follow the latter — whether it is their dress, food habits or keeping late hours. The small town male just cannot digest this,” says Arun Bhardwaj, a Sonepat lawyer who now practices in Delhi High Court.

While both Dayal and Bhardwaj blame the shift on soap operas on the small screen, sociologists say that soap operas can have only a limited effect in influencing social mindsets. “The fact is that there is a new Indian woman everywhere — whether it is in smaller towns, metros or villages, thanks to globalisation. She is not willing to tolerate violence and mental torture, even if it means getting a divorce,” says Ranjana Kumari, director, Centre for Social Research, New Delhi.

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//Moral of the story, indian women think and want, her husband abandon his old parests; who spent everything and sacrifised thier life to raise him and made him to reach that status 

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Manyatas ex files case against Sanju

Posted by 498A_Crusader on February 17, 2008

MUMBAI: Mehraj Shaikh, former husband of Manyata, on Friday filed an application in the court against Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and Manyata for allegedly getting married in violation of Muslim marriage norms.

Shaikh, incidentally, faces charges of sending vulgar SMS and threatening Bollywood personalities for extortion.

He moved an application before the Bandra metropolitan court praying for legal proceedings against Sanjay Dutt and Manyata for ‘violating the Muslim marriage norms’.

Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Shah has admitted the matter and posted the hearing for Saturday.

Shaikh stated in his application that he had married Manyata on April 5, 2003. He has a two-and-half-year-old son from Manyata who is presently staying with the latter’s mother at Hyderabad.

Shaikh claimed in his application that he and Manyata had started living separately but till today, neither of them had sought ‘talak’.

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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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For tormented hubbies, how to survive IPC 498A

Posted by 498A_Crusader on February 17, 2008

Priced at Rs 51, the book brought out by a group of NGOS for men helps husbands hit back at spouses who make false charges of dowry harassment, domestic abuse and blackmail

NEW DELHI: What would you do if the police were to knock on your door in the middle of the night after your angry wife has filed a false dowry harassment and domestic violence case against you?

Don’t panic. And do not look to the cops for help either. Instead, delay things. Sit on the potty, compose yourself. Call your lawyer. And the neighbours as witness – there have been instances where neighbours have convinced police to leave without making an arrest. Record your conversation with police on mobile phone etc.

Keep your wits about you and don’t go with the cops to police station on a Friday – as the next two days being holidays means you won’t get bail till Monday. Then read Wrong gender biased law/ a guide on how to survive 498A.

Brought out by a group of non-government organisations (NGO) for men, the book, the first of its kind in India will help husbands know how to handle Indian Penal Code 498A, a law which has, of late, been allegedly misused by angry spouses to settle scores with husbands and in-laws. The book will help men deal with false allegations, court cases and arrests. It will be available on stands for Rs51.

Section 498A of India Penal Code came into existence to combat domestic violence and protect women from dowry harassment. For those convicted, it is a cognisable, non-bailable and non-compoundable offence for cruelty filed along with Dowry Prohibition Act.

However, men are crying foul over the misuse of this law and are campaigning to prevent its misuse. Under the aegis of the Gender Human Rights Society, organisations like 498A.org, Rakshak, Save Family Foundation, MyNation, Mothers and Sisters Initiative (MASI) etc, have made representations before the Law Commission, ministries and other fora to voice their concerns. They now plan to file a PIL in the Supreme Court.

“Through a Right to Information application, we discovered that approximately 58,000 498A cases are filed each year and more than a lakh people get arrested in false cases. Every four minutes, one man is falsely accused of dowry harassment. And every 2.4 hours, one senior citizen is falsely accused of dowry demands,” said Sandeep Bhatia, president of Gender Human Rights Society.

“The purpose of the book is to enable men to have the information and the necessary tools to protect themselves and family from legal terrorism. This document and the supporting material in the form of judgments/ links/ articles will enable him to fight this extortion racket known as Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code,” said Mahesh Tiwari, a Supreme Court lawyer who is also part of the campaign. The book also contains suggestions on retaliatory measures a husband and his family can take in case they are charged with false allegations.

“Filing a false case is an act of cruelty and hence, a strong ground for divorce. But before that, if a husband anticipates a situation where his wife or in-laws can frame him, he should immediately file a complaint in police against threat, abuse or blackmail he faces from his wife or her family. Women members of the family too should lodge a complaint before National Commission for Women to bring pressure to bear on the wife. But most importantly, file a case under IPC section 182 for perjury and criminal defamation,” Tiwari recommends.

And if at all you are arrested then: “Throw the rule book at their face. Make all sort of demands. Don’t co-operate and be non-confrontational while asserting your rights. Be stubborn. Whether you are guilty or not is for the trial court to decide,” the book says.

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Marital discord drives Autocop top exec to suicide

Posted by 498A_Crusader on February 14, 2008

FARIDABAD: In an incident that has left Charmwood Village in Faridabad shaken, the 35-year-old managing director of a major car security system manufacturing company, Autocop, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his own revolver on Monday night.

Harsh Sharma had reportedly returned home early on Monday evening. According to the police, he shot himself around 8 pm and was rushed to Apollo Hospital in Delhi.

Police sources said his wife, Anshu Sharma, a trainee pilot with a commercial airlines, was away in Hyderabad. His mother and two daughters, who were in another room, heard the gunshot and rushed to his bedroom in villa no 20 where they found him lying in a pool of blood.

The neighbours then rushed to the house and the family physician was called by Anshu, who had by then been informed of the tragic incident. The family rushed him to Apollo Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead. His body was later taken to Safdarjung Hospital for autopsy. Police officials said that though they were investigating the reason for Sharma taking the extreme step, prima facie it seemed that personal reasons pushed him over the edge.

“Preliminary investigations suggest that Sharma was not happy with his marriage. He often had prolonged arguments with his wife. He was depressed over the past few days. However, his family members have refused to talk to the police. They have claimed that since the unfortunate incident was a personal matter, they would not like to share this with the police,” said Darshan Lal Mallik, DSP, Faridabad.

However, police said they had not found any suicide note on the spot. “He used his own licensed revolver to shoot himself,” added the officer.

Sharma is survived by his wife, two teenage daughters and his ailing mother. This is another incident of a personal firearm, kept for security reasons, leading to a tragedy.
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