According to latest news, the marriage amendment (2010) bill which was passed during UPA regime in 2013 in Rajya Sabha is now being resurrected and hurriedly being re-introduced in Winter session of Parliament starting on 24th Nov 2014. The bill allows wife to get divorce and also lay a claim on on dear husband’s property after merely staying separately for 3 years. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/government-plans-bill-to-make-marriage-laws-women-friendly/articleshow/45165307.cms?intenttarget=no The bill in its various forms: originally proposed 2010 version, and the 2013 version passed by Rajya Sabha is available below: http://www.prsindia.org/billtrack/the-marriage-laws-amendment-bill-2010-1227 There is fundamental flaw in the bill that it … [Read more...] about Flaws in marriage amendment (2010) bill aka IrBM Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage
Friends: do you feel you have been through following situations or likely to go through them in near future? 1. Your wife has left the house without any reason or communication, and now her parents or someone else is doing whisper campaign against you? 2. You have tried to call your wife back many times trying to reason with her, her parents; but they always suggest that you follow some conditions, rather than even discuss what’s the real issue. Worry not, for now we present after years of studying these situations the highly (un)definite guide to assessing your false cases and marriage breakup score. Think about it this way: sometimes the bad news can be the good news if delivered early enough. For example, we all know how dangerous is a disease like cancer. Now if you are … [Read more...] about How to assess your false case and marriage breakup probability
Just a decade or so earlier, it used to be commonly mentioned in anecdotes about some foreigners preferring to marry Indian women since they are supposedly family-oriented and submissive, meaning they may not file for divorce or force husband to go through other trauma western women are becoming famous for. Well, times change. If anyone has been following the news here are some stories in India of women taking foreign origin husbands to the cleaners and to the courts. Famous Pakistani singer Adnan Sami who usually resides in Mumbai, India has been embroiled in Domestic Violence (DV) cases filed by his second wife and there was news recently of Mumbai High Court granting order of relief to her ex-wife to his apartment. If that was not enough, his attempt to get an Indian passport … [Read more...] about Warnings for foreigners marrying Indian women
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
PRESS RELEASE Subject: Section 498a must be scrapped by Indian Parliament on April 16th, otherwise Shoaib’s case will create a dangerous precedent. Shoaib Malik reportedly gave 15 Crores (approx 3 million USD) to Ayesha Siddique for putting an end to their dispute after she files a complaint under section 498a of IPC. So, it is clear that the whole drama was for money and nothing else from the very beginning. Out of court settlement under threats of jailing under section 498a are unconstitutional misuses of powers given to police. Marital disputes are civil disputes. They have to be solved in a civil court or a family court. “If marriage disputes are crimes, then marrying in itself is a crime.” Whether Shoaib’s marriage was valid or not, it was up to family court at Hyderabad to … [Read more...] about Press Release: Marital dispute is not crime
The social reality for any kind of marriage has changed in India, I think after year 2001 or so. (Maybe it coincided with large scale job creation for middle classes). Now, a woman who earns 1/3rd income of husband and gets housework done through maids etc paid for by husband; still thinks she is in some way superior to husband. This is the effect of financial freedom (read parasitic freedom) and easy social environment for women in large cities at least. Some women may actually be doing good work in managing both career and household, but the point I am making is not about contribution to family, but about respect for both spouses in marriage. For example these days in urban areas, if a woman earns 5K per month, hubby earns 15K per month. The power equation is not same as if woman … [Read more...] about Why marriage is a losing game for urban men?