This blog gets a reasonable number of hits everyday. The main goal of the blog is clearly mentioned, both in its name, and in description. However it is quite likely that some of the visitors are women who have wandered over here and have filed a complaint against husband/in-laws/relatives/children/pet dog, or intend to do so. This post is specifically meant for them. Firstly, IPC 498a was made to protect a woman from injury to life or limb, or mental harassment to the extent to drive her to suicide. All problems in marital life do not attract 498a, to the extent made clear in this SC judgment too. Act 1, Scene 1 of marriage: Control your husband completely Q: I want him to stay away from his parents and take a separate house, but he will not listen. A: Maybe you do not realize that … [Read more...] about Advice to women on IPC 498a, DV case, maintenance, divorce etc.
There is an Urdu saying: “marz badhta hi gaya, jyon jyon dawa ki”… “the malady continued to increase as more medicine was given”. The recent direction by SC to law ministry seems to be a step in same vain. Since there is a sad excuse of a law called IPC 498a, where courts are unable to settle when parties want to settle, the law should be made compoundable. The ex-CJI and current NHRC chief had also made a suggestion a few months back regarding rape law -- that rape victims’ choice to marry the accused be respected. What exactly were these criminal laws meant for, is a complete confusion after judicial intervention and re-interpretation! http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Allow-dowry-cases-to-be-settled-outside-court--SC-to-govt/656185 The Supreme Court has sought an amendment in … [Read more...] about A pathetic attempt to work around a pathetic law
The high court of Kolkata has taken over the mantle of sermonising the duties of a man towards his wife. From previous year pronouncement of Justice Katju of SC -- “do what your wife tells you and never question her authority”, to another pronouncement this year by Justice Deepak Verma of SC that “Whenever a person is married, there is no question of independence”. If the allegations against this cop are really true, then a sorry is not enough, and it is a fit case for criminal prosecution – under a relevant section of IPC. But the judges seem to be more concerned that a policeman was not aware of implications of complaint under IPC 498a! http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Say-sorry-to-your-wife-HC-orders-cop/articleshow/6254113.cms TNN, Aug 4, 2010, 01.02am IST … [Read more...] about The price of marriage is forever saying sorry to wife
http://movies.indiatimes.com/news-gossip/news/Tina-Ambanis-Niece-Battered-For-Dowry/articleshow/6137952.cms The niece of one of India’s wealthiest women filed a complaint of dowry-related assault with the Gamdevi police last week. Mana met and married Arup Chatterjee, 44, in Delhi on November 27, 1996, after a brief courtship. According to her complaint, that was the start of all her troubles. She alleged that Arup wanted all the baratis to be ferried by a private airplane and also expected a Rolex, neither of which materialised. In the complaint, Mana added that Arup often hit her after getting drunk and even tried to kill her on several occasions. She further alleged that Arup recently forced her into transferring Rs 28 lakh from Mana’s personal account. The couple has two … [Read more...] about Movie masala in dowry case, coming to a theatre near you
All people facing prosecution and then facing problems in getting private jobs due to some overzealous (read stupid) HR departments can use this Mumbai HC judgment in their favour. Sue the particular company for Rs 1 Crore at least for denying the job opportunity not based on merit, but on frivolous reasons. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/Candidate-facing-prosecution-cant-be-denied-post-of-Judge-HC/articleshow/6019675.cms MUMBAI: In an important order, the Bombay High Court has held that a candidate who has been selected for the post of a Magistrate or a Judge cannot be denied the appointment merely because he is facing prosecution. "It cannot be laid down as a rule that merely because he is facing prosecution he must be denied an appointment because indeed … [Read more...] about Being prosecuted is no bar for getting job as judge
How do we know a false /cooked dowry harassment story from a true one? Well, here is one for you. It would have been enough if the wife left things at all the stories about ill-treatment, mental cruelty blah blah, but she could not stop at that, could she? So she added the story that husband tried to smother her with a pillow. And you are complaining only about pimples and dowry harassment to Deccan Herald! Just admit that so far you are unsuccessful at extorting any money, and going to newspaper is the final trump card you think you have. It won’t work! http://www.deccanherald.com/content/71620/software-engineer-jail-torturing-wife.html A City-based engineer, distraught with his wife’s pimples, allegedly tortured her and landed in jail along with his mother, while his father … [Read more...] about Wife prefers to level dowry harassment charge than attempt to murder!