An RTI was filed on Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) last year regarding suicide of an IPS officer allegedly due to matrimonial issues. (An earlier RTI to UPSC resulted in forwarding of RTI to DoP&T presumably because they did not have the information). The brief news of suicide is as follows: The text of RTI is given below, which gives the context of RTI, before the information asked: ------------------------------------------ With reference to news below about suicide of an IPS Officer in 2018 (PDF of news is also attached as Supporting document): https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kanpur/wife-responsible-for-ips-officers-suicide/articleshow/65749669.cms Kindly provide information pertaining to: 1. Any studies/records/discussions/documents within MHA (Ministry of Home … [Read more...] about Are IPS officers losing faith in law with regards to matrimonial cases?
An important judgment by Supreme Court came in 2014 wherein directions were issued to Home Department of all the States (which have both Police and State Prosecutors under them) to ensure that only people against whom there is sufficient evidence of having committed a crime are prosecuted. It was also directed that if an accused is acquitted after a trial, an accountability is taken as to why the Police or Prosecution failed to convict that accused person, and erring Police Investigation Officers (IO) and Prosecutors should suffer departmental action. The judgment can be referred to at: State Of Gujarat vs Kishanbhai on 7 January, 2014 Para 20 of above SC judgment is given below: 20. Every acquittal should be understood as a failure of the justice delivery system, in serving the … [Read more...] about RTI to bring accountability of Police Investigation Officers (IO) and State Public Prosecutors based on Supreme Court judgment in State Of Gujarat vs Kishanbhai, 2014
Men suffering from false cases related to matrimony have been sharing hope on social media that if pre-nuptial agreements were made legal and valid in India, then it will help men in future, or expressing a narrower implied interest – protect themselves in second marriage. Some have understood the point that even in West where there is more of a regime and cultural acceptance of adhering to letter of law and to contractual obligations, pre-nuptial agreements are easily thrown out in family courts, when they are deemed to be unfair – to women of course. A news was reported few months back that Prenuptial agreements were being discussed inside government especially inside Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), headed by Ms Maneka Gandhi. So it became necessary to fish out the … [Read more...] about Prenuptial discussion reports in Ministry of WCD – more women empowerment, nothing to safeguard or protect men
This is the response received to an RTI application filed on Women and Child Development Ministry. According to this RTI response, WCD ministry has not spent a single Rupee on any advertisement campaign against dowry, or extravagant marriages in Apr 2009-Mar 2010. RTI response is also given in PDF format below: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2371641/RTIs_SIFF/WCD-RTI-anti-dowry-exp-marriage.pdf This is the same WCD ministry which had bungled and carried out an advertisement issued on the occasion of the National Girl Child Day that carried a photograph of the former Pakistan Air Force chief, Tanvir Ahmed Mahmood. So it seems they WCD does not spend any money on reducing dowry and extravagant marriages… and when they do spend money on a women’s issue, it is bungled so badly that Prime … [Read more...] about Will the real opposition to dowry stand up please?
This is the response received to an RTI application filed on Women and Child Development Ministry. According to this RTI response, WCD ministry has not spent a single Rupee on any advertisement campaign against dowry, or extravagant marriages in Apr 2009-Mar 2010. RTI response is also given in PDF format below: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2371641/RTIs_SIFF/WCD-RTI-anti-dowry-exp-marriage.pdf So should we not make sure that there is accountability from a ministry which purports to work for women empowerment, but spends money and time on making goof-ups like carrying ex-Pakistani air chief’s photo in its advertisement on National Girl Child Day. … [Read more...] about WCD does not spend any money against dowry or extravagant marriages!
This judgment explains the scope of Section 8(1) (g) of RTI act as applied to police case diary: RTI Act’s Sec 8(1) (g): information, the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes; The gist of the judgment is: We say this while still recognizing that in all requests for information under RTI Act, especially when they pertain to the law enforcement authorities, it becomes necessary to strike a fine balance between the imperatives of the confidentiality of the sources of information, witness protection and so on, with the right of the citizen to get information. … … We wish to add here that we accept the merit of the police … [Read more...] about CIC judgment which allowed police case diary using RTI