Following are the news and data referred to in the above video. The referred news on proposal by Women and Child Development (WCD) ministry to introduce prenuptial contracts in Indian marriages: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-09-18/news/66677506_1_couples-agreements-pacts Sec 23, 26 of Indian Contract Act referred from here: http://www.vakilno1.com/bareacts/indiancontractact/indiancontractact.html#23_What_consideration_and_objects_are_lawful_and_what_not Woman who cheated yet got pre-nuptial thrown out in her favour: http://menrightsindia.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/woman-adultery-asking-can-I-increase-my-alimony.jpg When a pre-marital contract may become invalid: http://family.findlaw.com/marriage/top-10-reasons-a-premarital-agreement-may-be-invalid.html
This is the response received to an RTI application filed on Women and Child Development Ministry. According to this RTI response, WCD ministry has not spent a single Rupee on any advertisement campaign against dowry, or extravagant marriages in Apr 2009-Mar 2010. RTI response is also given in PDF format below: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2371641/RTIs_SIFF/WCD-RTI-anti-dowry-exp-marriage.pdf This is the same WCD ministry which had bungled and carried out an advertisement issued on the occasion of the National Girl Child Day that carried a photograph of the former Pakistan Air Force chief, Tanvir Ahmed Mahmood. So it seems they WCD does not spend any money …[Continue Reading]
This is the response received to an RTI application filed on Women and Child Development Ministry. According to this RTI response, WCD ministry has not spent a single Rupee on any advertisement campaign against dowry, or extravagant marriages in Apr 2009-Mar 2010. RTI response is also given in PDF format below: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2371641/RTIs_SIFF/WCD-RTI-anti-dowry-exp-marriage.pdf So should we not make sure that there is accountability from a ministry which purports to work for women empowerment, but spends money and time on making goof-ups like carrying ex-Pakistani air chief’s photo in its advertisement on National Girl Child Day.
Self-proclaimed champion of women rights and erstwhile WCD minister Renuka Chowdhury is one of the predators sitting on taxpayer money. It is another matter that she can argue that since women are taxed lower, it is only men who are suffering more, as was indeed her once famous comment. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/former-ministers-mps-among-illegal-occupants-of-govt-residences/583659/ Ten months after the Lok Sabha elections, 22 former ministers and Parliamentarians continue to occupy government accommodation allotted to them earlier. A reply from the Union Urban Development Ministry on a Right to Information (RTI) application filed by S C Agrawal, a textile businessman based in Old Delhi, said there …[Continue Reading]
How pathetic can government attempts seem at times that the want to empower 50% of society by offering them some carrots that they most likely wound not want offered in the first place! If lower taxation for women already was not enough, now WCD minister wants even lower tax rates for them! http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/pre-budget/Tirath-may-seek-lower-tax-rates-for-women/articleshow/5596696.cms NEW DELHI: Recognising that financial independence is the only way to effective gender empowerment, the government has started thinking beyond the age-old fiscal incentive of a higher threshold for taxable income for women. It is now considering demands from women’ rights groups for a differential tax rate …[Continue Reading]