Yesterday I had covered recent news about Supreme Court ordering all locks-ups in police stations (and prisons) to mandatorily have CCTVs installed. While searching for that news, I found that SC has already issued orders in April, 2015 that all Delhi police stations should be covered by CCTVs. And this order is not only for lock-ups inside police station, but basically seems to cover whole of PS, which should definitely cover the lobby/reception and other important areas where complainants and others meet the police officials. There are two news on the matter, and the earlier one is from Apr 23, which seems reliable enough. To keep eye on cops, SC wants CCTV cameras at police stations – Indian Express, Apr 23, 2015 Delhi government gets its way on CCTV in police stations – Times of … [Read more...] about Delhi police stations (and CAW?) to be covered by CCTV as per Supreme Court order
Mumbai HC asks divorced father to pay alimony even if by going to jail
A recent judgment by Mumbai HC should be a cautionary tale to those who take the issue of maintenance lightly, and believe that they can get an upper hand by simply not paying and then will see what happens. Note: this case is about permanent alimony to wife (not interim under DV Act, CrPC 125, or pendente lite under section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act). But the lessons may be applicable to other maintenance related litigations too. Lack of job no grounds to avoid paying alimony: Bombay HC A man, though jobless, must pay maintenance to his wife as ordered by courts in cases of divorce, the Bombay high court (HC) has ruled. A bench of justices Ranjit More and Anuja Prabhudessai, in a recent order, held that a man cannot plead penury in order to evade his liability to pay alimony. HC … [Read more...] about Mumbai HC asks divorced father to pay alimony even if by going to jail
Delhi Mahila court denies maintenance to doctor wife from doctor husband
Found this news full judgment of Nov 2014 about a maintenance judgment in a Mahila court in Delhi where maintenance was denied to a woman doctor earning 21,200 p.m. I was aware of something called Mahila thana (women’s police station) which are supposed to make women feel comfortable to file complaint in front of women policepersons. But don’t know what exactly is this phenomenon called Mahila court and the logic behind it, since delivery of justice and courts are something where everyone irrespective of gender, caste, religion will be received equally without prejudice! So what is the logic behind Mahila court? Will women get better justice, or real justice, or gender-sensitive justice there? What exactly will they get in Mahila court which they can’t get in ‘ordinary’ court? Anyway … [Read more...] about Delhi Mahila court denies maintenance to doctor wife from doctor husband
Gujarat HC allows examining account books of wife’s employer in maintenance case
Short summary: To prove his wife is working and not entitled to maintenance, a Gujarat man gives video evidence of wife working in a firm, the firm owner refuses to identify that woman, court denies man’s request to get account books of firm to confirm salary being paid to wife, and HC overturns trial court order to allow producing the account books. Man does sting on wife to establish her income To prove his wife's employment, Rajesh called the firm's owner as a witness, who said that Meena was not working in his firm. Rajesh produced a video recording in the courtroom, showing a woman working in this office. However, the employer refused to identify the woman. On this, the husband asked for account books to confirm if his firm paid a salary to Meena. The court didn't allow the call for … [Read more...] about Gujarat HC allows examining account books of wife’s employer in maintenance case
Live-in relation doesn’t give immunity from rape charge: says Delhi HC
In another reminder to Indian men to forget about how law can protect them against a woman’s complaint, the Delhi High court has said that live-in relationship cannot be kept out of purview of rape. Can't keep live-in relations outside purview of rape: Delhi HC "As far as the relief sought, of keeping the live-in relationships outside the purview of Section 376 (rape) of the IPC is concerned, the same would amount to giving the live-in relationships, the status of matrimony and which the legislature has chosen not to do," a bench of chief justice G Rohini and justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said. The person who filed PIL has raised many good points, and in fact the need for compensating the falsely rape accused has already been mentioned by Justice Virendar Bhat in one of his judgments. The … [Read more...] about Live-in relation doesn’t give immunity from rape charge: says Delhi HC
How much of a fighter are you against false cases?
Take this quiz now and find your fighter score. See how the score improves over months as you continue within network of men’s rights activists. Quiz: Assess your fighter quotient Read each statement, and add the score given after it if it’s true for you. Women were oppressed for centuries, but 2 wrongs don’t make a right. -2 It’s a man’s world. –2 Laws are in favour of women, so there is nothing we men can do about it. But I want divorce from my wife. -5 My wife had filed 498A before, but we compromised and she came back. Now she is again threatening me and my family. –5 My wife has filed complaint in CAW cell, how can I write some conditions so that when she comes back, I can safeguard myself from future complaints. –2 (Context: wife has filed divorce among other cases.) Let her … [Read more...] about How much of a fighter are you against false cases?