What is the official definition of mediation/counselling in CAW cells?
Mediation (Counselling) The objective of this mediation cell is to give a platform to warring parties to settle their differences through the intervention of trained mediators. A mediation Cell of the Delhi High Court Legal Services Authority is also running in the CWC premises. The objective of this mediation cell is to give a platform to warring parties to settle their differences through the intervention of trained mediators with an objective of reducing the litigation and offering solutions outside the court. This unit is headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police and assisted by other officers. Other districts can also refer the cases to this mediation cell by forwarding a copy of complaint with a consent form signed by both the parties giving their willingness for opting for mediation.
Delhi High Court judgments on CAW Cell procedures and powers
Real life guidelines on how to handle counselling in CAW cells
Ask for written notice
Dealing with counselling sessions5. Typical complaint points made by rogue and #LegalTerrorism kind of wives to CAW cell are that husband is not caring, she is being suppressed, husband’s parents are torturing her, she is ready to live with husband if he takes a separate house from his parents, and so on. There will be many glaring contradictions in the complaint like any good CAW cell complaint, so one should prepare with the mindset how to handle this “beginning of the end” rather than with hope of reconciliation etc, which almost never works out even if it happens. Most of the time in such temporary reconciliations, the husband takes up a separate house to live with wife – only to be making rounds of police stations again within 6 months time! Note: if anyone has any statistical data/RTI reply about number of reconciliations vs number of total CAW complaints which can contradict my claim, then feel free to comment on this article alongwith link to copy of that statistics/RTI reply etc.
List of Articles/Stridhan/Recovery of Articles
with name and address. There is no need to argue or get perturbed about the wrong or inflated list of items in that list of articles given by wife.
Safety and Protection before and after CAW cell counselling
General advice and being prepared
Finally, I suggest to take this Quiz on CAW Cell/Mahila Thana Procedures and Counselling to cement your understanding of points in this article, and other practical knowledge about how to deal with CAW cells and Mahila Thana as an accused husband.
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