Cross examination is probably the most important stage where false cases filed by wives can get demolished – and at the end of it what looked like kevlar plated armour of a wife’s case looks worse than torn underwear. The gynocentric and women-protecting System will always try not to let the cases reach this stage and which is the reason the so called counselling by CAW/mahila thana etc, mediations in DV or in family courts are preferred routes to nip the possibility of any fight being put up by husband in the bud. He is given the carrot of mutual consent divorce and withdrawal of all cases in return for settlement money to wife. What all ‘justice’ can’t a bunch of money buy? For those who have decided to go beyond the initial pain and uncertainty and willing to run it like a … [Read more...] about Basic Cross-examination techniques in matrimonial cases like DV, CrPC 125, Divorce, 498A, 406 etc
Is there any law which supports men?
Recently someone sent email via our NGO website and upon my reply to his email giving some basic advice and further suggestion to join our groups, he replied back asking with a profound question, which triggered the need for writing this article. His full email had only one sentence: “ok thank u but is there no law which supports men can police help”. As an aside, I am unable to understand why do some people (though it has come down a lot) reply to my email asking a further question ignoring the standard large sized red coloured matter at the end of my every email: “I will not reply to personal emails for advice in future. Guidance is given only inside groups.”? My guess is that many a man facing cases from their wives, somehow feel entitled to ignore such ‘minor’ inconvenient … [Read more...] about Is there any law which supports men?
How to safeguard from false cases by wife–Part 1
“How should I safeguard myself and my parents from false cases?” – is one of the most common question raised by men -- after having given a brief or not so brief write-up of their story of abuse/threats/false allegations/insults/humiliation at the hands of wife. In many of these instances, the husband and family are already facing multiple cases filed against them, so the question about how-to-safeguard seems to be after the fact. Maybe many people are scared and expecting the skies to fall down as the cases progress forward, so whatever may be the individual feelings, the question about how-to-safeguard still remains there, waiting to be asked, and probably any answer will not be able to satisfy them fully. The intention behind their question is not merely to find out about how to … [Read more...] about How to safeguard from false cases by wife–Part 1
How to handle jewellery bills shown by wife in 406, 498A, stridhan
As per the Dowry Prohibition (DP) Act, a list of gifts given to either bride or bridegroom by either side has to be maintained in a list of articles. So there are supposed to be 2 lists really. That’s the theory, but for all practical purposes no one at time of marriage is trying to follow the DP Act to it’s letter, so this law is followed mostly in breach and it’s a useless law for all practical purposes. Here are the various possibilities about the jewellery bills shown by wife/in-laws to CAW, court etc: 1. The bills are real, and all the jewellery corresponding to those bills was actually given to wife at time of marriage. In that case, all those will be her stridhan. Very rare though since most people filing 406/498A etc are doing it not to get back anything, … [Read more...] about How to handle jewellery bills shown by wife in 406, 498A, stridhan
How to file objections/written statement to wife’s DV/CrPC 125/divorce etc petition
The standard thing that needs to be done when husbands get summons from court in maintenance/DV case is to file objections. Ok, some people may say that the judge will send the case to mediation first, but the useless drama that goes by mediation is the subject of another post later. So here I provide very simple way how to write the objections for each statement in wife’s petition. It is always advised to write your own and send it to advocate for taking print and filing in court. Because even though wives are allowed to tell lies and rampant contradictions, higher standards may get applied to statements made by respondent husbands. The standard way is like this: Wife's petition says: In the XYZ court between Maharani … [Read more...] about How to file objections/written statement to wife’s DV/CrPC 125/divorce etc petition
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?