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Three-year RI for Inspector

Posted by 498A_Crusader on September 30, 2007

New Delhi: A court here on Wednesday sentenced a suspended Delhi Police inspector to three-year rigorous imprisonment for seeking illegal gratification from a man eight years ago.

“Public servants indulge in corruption because it is low-risk and high-gain venture. Unless a message is given to reverse this feeling, it will be difficult to contain corruption in society,” Special Judge G.P. Mittal said, rejecting convict Madhu Sankha’s plea for leniency. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on Sankha, who, working with Crime Against Women Cell, had demanded money from a complainant in September, 1999 for filing chargesheet in a dowry harassment case.

The inspector has been booked under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Source — PTI

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Not above the law

Posted by 498A_Crusader on September 30, 2007

Issues of judicial accountability and extending right to information laws to the judiciary have once again come to the fore in the wake of certain allegations against former chief justice of India (CJI) Y K Sabharwal. On September 21, Delhi high court moved against three Mid Day journalists for reporting about the former CJI. An impartial inquiry into the matter is essential to rescue the office of CJI from possible disrepute.

Stonewalling is not the best way out. Earlier this year, the Delhi HC stayed a Central Information Commission (CIC) directive to the law ministry to make the file pertaining to appointment of judges public. By blocking the application of right to information laws to itself, the judiciary is not doing itself a favour.

The Supreme Court has asked the government to amend the RTI Act to take it out of the purview of CIC, an autonomous body, and also to provide that the CJI can stop any release of information. SC has, however, praised RTI on other occasions. It rejected the government’s claim of privilege on the ‘blue book’ containing security instructions for the prime minister in UP vs Raj Narain: “In a government of responsibility like ours, where all the agents of the public must be responsible for their conduct, there can be but few secrets. The people of this country have a right to know every public act, everything, that is done in a public way, by their public functionaries. They are entitled to know the particulars of every public transaction in all its bearing… The responsibility of officials to explain and to justify their acts is the chief safeguard against oppression and corruption”.

In what is known as the judges’ case, judges insisted on the disclosure of the correspondence between the Union law minister and the CJI regarding their appointment and transfer on the ground that government was performing a constitutional function and it was a matter of public interest why a particular judge was dropped or allowed to continue. The court again rejected government’s claim of privilege on the correspondence: “Where a society has chosen to accept democracy as its creedal faith, it is elementary that the citizens ought to know what their government is doing. It has been truly said that an open government is clean government and a powerful safeguard against political and administrative aberration and inefficiency.”

Judges invoked the right to know when they found their own interests in jeopardy. But why should the same right not be invoked when people demand information or accountability from the judiciary? Judges generally take the plea that the functioning of the judiciary is transparent, as proceedings take place in the open court and every judgment is a public document which is subject to criticism.

However, after the passage of RTI Act in 2005, decisions of other functionaries too have come under greater scrutiny than before. Little is known about the administrative actions of the judiciary.

Most high courts have not even appointed public information officers (PIOs) as required under the RTI Act. Those which have appointed PIOs have framed their own rules which clearly prohibit the disclosure of information on administrative matters relating to expenditure on judges and procedures followed in appointments of class III and IV employees of the high court.

This amounts to a violation of the Act as exemptions from disclosures are permissible only on certain grounds specified under Section 8 of the Act. High court rules have arbitrarily enhanced the application fees from the nominal Rs 10 to even Rs 500. Penalty for non-disclosure has been reduced from Rs 25,000 to a meagre Rs 500 which can hardly act as a deterrent. The SC must realise that rights cannot be withdrawn once given. Whether it is the Justice Sabharwal controversy or functioning of the judiciary at large, greater transparency is called for.

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Woman jailed for terrorist links

Posted by 498A_Crusader on September 30, 2007

NEW DELHI: A city court on Friday sentenced a woman to five years’ imprisonment for acting as a conduit for terrorist organisations. The woman, identified as Anjum Zamarooda, was arrested by the Delhi police from outside the Pakistan high commission here on February 6, 2003.

Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur sentenced Anjum, a resident of Kashmir, after finding her guilty under Section 22(3) of Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) for providing money to be used for the purpose of terrorism.

According to the prosecution, Anjum was arrested on a tip-off that she would be visiting the Pakistan high commission to collect money to be used for funding terrorist organisations in India.

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Women be Warned: “Get Rich or Die Trying”

Posted by amitabhohms on September 26, 2007

More independent the modern day woman becomes, more she becomes thoughtless of the culture of the society. There has been a sharp rise in the number of divorce cases being filed in the Indian Courts month after month. The point to ponder upon is that most of the couples fall under the age group of 28 to 34.

To add to the despair, greed has taken up a big space in the plot of Law. When the 498a was being drafted, I don’t think that the learned people must have had the slightest of notion that this tool to protect women in India would turn out to be a sharp weapon to satisfy a woman’s greed to grow rich overnight. We will talk about it a little later, meanwhile…..

Let’s look at some of the possible reasons for the people falling under the age group of 28 to 34, opting for divorce:

 

1.                  High profile Career aspirations: There has been a massive economic growth in India over the past 20 years or so. The globalization of markets and the invasion of foreign brands have seen India Rise, rise and rise. This complemented with innumerable opening up of uncountable career options and opportunities. When a simple graduate today can earn more than what he or she had ever dreamt off, at the mere age of 20 something, he or she starts aspiring for more and more. One starts building a virtual road map of becoming a millionaire from a pauper in the least possible time. The desire of owning a Bungalow at 25 and a BMW at 28, drives one crazy at an immature age. In midst of all these thoughts, taking responsibility of a family bites the road map out. Hence the thought of divorce.

 2.                  Financial Insecurity: Taking point 1 into consideration, there is always a financial insecurity that surrounds the “High Aspirer”. What if I loose my job? What if I loose all my money? I won’t spend money on my spouse. All these thoughts crop up and lead to the wild thought of being independent. 

3.                  A Stage between immaturity and maturity: 28 to 34 are an age, which is a stage of transition from immaturity to maturity. It is during these years that one starts feeling bigger than what others are. During this period there are a lot of immature decisions taken thinking that they are mature.

4.                  Over confidence: A thought that one can lead one’s own way, leads to self-destruction. When one thinks that one can win the world without a weapon, one is wrong. Over confidence has crept in the attitudes of the Gen X today. This takes us back to point number 1.

 5.                  Non-compromising nature: People become self reliant and a feeling of “I know all” comes in. This feeling gives birth to another feeling, “I can do without you”. When it comes to a husband wife relationship, separation is inevitable. There are a lot of instances in life where one has to compromise with the spouse. But this has been invaded by the feeling of “why should I?

6.                  Independence: Our Generation has a willingness to live alone and independent. If not alone then with a partner who would be there for a relationship with no strings attached. You so your own stuff and I do mine. Independence is a result of nuclear families. Joint families, in this context, used to develop a supportive nature amongst co dwellers.

 

Coming back to where we had left…. The greed…. Yes we were taking about the greed that has crept into the minds of the modern day woman. “Women have always been oppressed” that is what the feminists Scream to the top of their voices “and its time that the men should pay back the debts”… Which Men are we talking about?

If the feminazis can prove that all the women of India have been suppressed or oppressed in the past, then I shall say that all men today should pay their debts. Was Rani Laxmi Bai ever oppressed?? I don’t think so. Anyways, lets leave it on them to decide.

 

I have but a question here: fine agreed that the women were oppressed till yesterday, but are the women today, really getting help out of the 498a and the DV?

 

Yesterday, I saw a slum dwelling man beating up his wife on the road. And there was no one to stop him until I did. Now when I tried stopping him, his wife pounced on me as if I was the culprit and I was trying to get in their family matters. I looked around to search for our great Feminazis but no one was there. Where was the DV Act then ?

 

Then in the evening I heard that a feminist NGO, had invaded the house of a businessman in one of the posh localities of my town, and had beaten up the husband because he came drunk the precious night and had abused his wife. I was zapped. I am sure the feminazis must have then suggested the wife to file a DV against the husband.

 

Now this woman will approach a lawyer suggested by the feminazis and will file a 498a against the husband. Then the businessman husband, fearing a fall in reputation, will pay a huge ransom to the wife. The wife will then distribute the promised share to the Police and the Feminazis.

 

One minute, I forgot to mention that the father of the wife will play a big role in fixing the amount of money to be extorted from the businessman son(a)-in-law. “remember, he will pay less if his parents are not convicted. So what if they do not stay with him. Who cares to investigate?” 

 

Another minute please, I also forgot to mention that all this time the little 4-year-old daughter of the couple was going through a trance seeing her parents fight and the feminazis attack. During this extortion race, the little girl will slowly stride towards oblivion, I guess.

So this is where the Desire to Become Rich Overnight is leading the society. Broken families, lost and spoilt children, unethical practices, and the list goes on….

 

Yes, you guessed it right. The above is a stolen story from every home. There is nothing creative or new in it. People, I am not an author and why should I be? I don’t want to become modern Salman Rushdie or become infamous like Tasleema Nasreen.

 

Have you seen that movie ? “Get Rich or Die Trying”… NO!!! watch it today.

 

Editors, Please don’t publish this article. I don’t want to face shoot at sight orders, nor do I have time to receive hate mails.

   

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Content Couples are Positive Parents, but…..

Posted by amitabhohms on September 25, 2007

Parents want children to grow up to be happy, healthy and well adjusted. Most children in various types of families grow up without problems. But children thrive best when raised by their married parents in low-conflict relationships. A happy marriage is a great source of emotional stability and good physical health for children. Benefits to children include:

Better school performance, lower truancy and dropout rates
Better relationship skills
Fewer emotional and behavioral problems
Lower rates of substance abuse, criminal activity and delinquent behaviors
Fewer sleep and health problems
Lower rates of teen births
Adults in healthy marriages also benefit from better physical and mental health, greater wealth and satisfying intimate relationships. How can adults create and maintain healthy relationships?

Regular Relationship Maintenance

Ups and Downs Are Normal. Relationships vary over time. Sometimes things are great and other times a relationship might need a tune-up to keep running smoothly. Becoming parents and raising children are often stressful for couples. Many couples find their conversations decline and conflicts increase when children arrive. It can be helpful to know that changes are normal and don’t necessarily mean your relationship is in trouble.

Effort pays off. The tools for a healthy relationship can be learned. When couples are interested and motivated they can make their relationship better. It’s a bonus that building your skills can benefit your couple relationship and also help your children thrive.

4-C’s for Content Couples
Although there are many ingredients in a happy relationship, four are especially important: commitment, contentment, communication and conflict resolution. Here are information and tools to strengthen the four C’s in your relationship.

· Commitment–Ties That Bind
A strong relationship includes a commitment to the children in the family, as well as to the couple. There is a sense of “we” instead of “me.” Committed couples feel like “we are in this together, and I can count on you.” When couples plan to be together for a lifetime, they are more likely to take care of the other person and the relationship.
Develop Rituals or Traditions. Doing things over and over again in the same way starts a tradition. These build a feeling of closeness

and belonging. It doesn’t have to be a major

event, but you will know “This is how we do things.” Ideas include goodbye and welcome back hugs and kisses, sharing a cup of coffee on Saturday mornings, or writing down and talking about the special things that have happened each year on your anniversary.

Keep a Long Term View. Remember when you first got together. What attracted you? Think about how you felt? Talk about your plans for the future. What fun things do you want to do together when you are retired?

· Contentment–It Feels Good
When asked what they want most from their relationship, many people answer “a best friend,” or a “safe haven”. People want partners who will listen, give comfort and emotional support, and lend a helping hand with all the chores and responsibilities.

Show your appreciation. Think about the things you appreciate about your spouse and tell him or her. Start your conversation with:

“I really feel loved when you…You really helped me get through…One thing about you that makes me proud is…”

Have fun together. It may be true that the couple that plays together, stays together. Pick activities that are fun for both of you–so the

time is really positive for each of you.

· Communication–Let’s Talk
Make the time to talk. Not just about who is paying the electric bill or picking up the kids after school–but discuss something you care about, your dreams, joys, or frustrations. It’s not the sheer amount of communication that is important, but the quality or nature of the communication. Positive communication is respectful and involves compromise and humor.

Don’t give advice, just listen. Listen without trying to solve the problem. Look at him or her and respond so your partner knows you have heard what’s been said.

Respect his or her opinion, even if you disagree. Listen with the intention of understanding their viewpoint without blame.

· Conflict Resolution–Acceptance
People disagree and face problems. According to John Gottman, a leader in marriage research, most marriage conflicts never get resolved. Conflicts generally occur because of basic personality or lifestyle differences between the couple so they are unsolvable. He suggests learning to cope with many problems by talking about them, and accepting your partner’s faults and limitations. That will free you to work on problems that have solutions.

Arguments don’t have to drive couples apart–it’s how you argue that makes a difference.

Have a time-out rule. Stop fights before the conflicts escalate out of control. When one partner does not want to continue the discussion say, “Time out.” Knowing this option is available will keep you from feeling trapped.

Set another time to continue the discussion so the issue isn’t left hanging indefinitely. It gives you a cooling off time before things get too hot, then you can come back and resume the conversation calmly. Don’t completely avoid dealing with a tough problem before it gets out of hand.

Healthy couple relationships require work but are a worthwhile investment for children and for adults.

Ironically though: most of the parents in the modern day society, avoid all the above natural rules. The reason for it is the desire for a high profile career and independance. Child care is rapidly taking a back seat in the midst of the clash of opinions of high aspiring parents. And this difference of opinion is leading to the increasing numbers of divorce. We need to stop and think for a while, what justice are we doing to the innocent children. Don’t they have a career waiting ? Don’t they need to taste the fruit of culture and values?

Regards

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Domestic Violence inflicted on MEN

Posted by amitabhohms on September 25, 2007

Domestic Violence is more than Physical abuse, it is also Emotional, Sexual, Financial and Verbal.

If you feel like you are being abused, you don’t have to feel ashamed. Almost 45% of abuse cases are male victims. News and media might not tell you about Domestic Violence against Men, it does happen, and you can get help.

Ask yourself these questions, Does your partner…

• “Track” all of your time?
• Constantly accuse you of being unfaithful?
• Discourage your relationships with family and friends?
• Prevent you from working or attending school?
• Criticize you for little things?
• Anger easily when drinking or on drugs?
• Control all finances and force you to account in detail for what you spend?
• Humiliate you in front of others?
• Destroy personal property or sentimental items?
• Hit, punch, slap, kick, or bite you or the children?
• Use or threaten to use a weapon against you?
• Threaten to hurt you or the children?
• Force you to have sex against your will?
• Threaten to commit suicide.
• Threaten to kill you or the children?

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In Pakistan, domestic violence complaints go unheard

Posted by amitabhohms on September 24, 2007

Karachi, Sept 17 (ANI): The cases of domestic violence in Karachi generally go unheard, as out of the 85 police stations in the city, only two stations are aware about the correct procedure for taking action against domestic violence, a local daily has claimed. According to the Daily Times, officers at 68 police stations in the city are under the impression that the police cannot intervene in cases of domestic violence. “It is a matter for the civil courts and the police cannot interfere. If the victim wants, we file an FIR, and put the offender (usually the husband) in jail. We can’t put the wife in jail, because she can’t be kept in a men’s police station,” a police inspector said. So we issue a court notice to her. The next morning we present the husband in front of a civil magistrate. The court deals with the matter from then on,” he added. While most incidents of domestic violence go unreported, some officers claim that the number of domestic violence cases has decreased in during the holy month of Ramadan. Officers at other police stations too said the similar things. “The police are not authorised to interfere in family matters such as domestic violence. People deal with such incidents on their own – it is a private matter,” they maintained. According to the law, however, if the victim comes to the police with a complaint about domestic violence, the police are supposed to take action, War Against Rape (WAR) Programme Coordinator, Sarah Zaman, said. “So, for the police to intervene, it is essential that the victim come to them with a complaint, and once they do, the police are supposed to take action,” she added. (ANI)

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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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