Divorce Rate in India
The divorce rate in India is so low – about 13 in 1,000 marriages, against 500 in 1,000 marriages in the UK – that it arguably looks fishy.
Acquittal Rate in 498a Cases
The acquittal rate in 498a (Dowry Harassment) Cases is very high. The acquittal rate in all other IPC cases stands at 59.20%.
Rape Case Acquittal Rate
In 2010, 14,263 cases of rape were decided, with the accused being acquitted in 10,475 cases, or 73.4%. Only 26.6% accused were convicted.
Acquittal Rate in Dowry Death
The acquittal rate in Dowry Death cases is very high because Police treats the even death of married women in accident as dowry death.
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Welcome to Shoneekapoor.com
To use an oft repeated cliche – some people are born activists, some grow to be and on some activism is forced upon. I fall in last category. I don’t claim to be an activist or anything, but as with labels it is difficult to get away from.
Some years back, I was sucked into the labyrinth of Indian Matrimonial laws and a false 498a in particular. To be fair, before it hit me, it was difficult for me to fathom the wide spread misuse of dowry laws and specially 498a in India. I was working with a software company and had not seen the inside of the police station or court room till that day.
As I progressed in my cases, I increasingly found that odds are loaded against men in general, whether it was to be assumed guilty till proven otherwise, access to the child, maintenance laws or even the innocuous law of divorce, which on the face of it is equal for both sexes. But, as they say, “if you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you’ve lost.” I set about fighting back, so there was no other option but to fight-back.
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“ Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine
For the purpose of this section, “cruelty” means—
(a) any wilful conduct which is of such a nature as is likely to drive the woman to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health (whether mental or physical) of the woman; or
(b) harassment of the woman where such harassment is with a view to coercing her or any person related to her to meet any unlawful demand for any property or valuable security or is on account of failure by her or any person related to her to meet such demand.”
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Court:ANDHRA PRADESH HIGH COURT
Threat to put life to an end, Removing of Mangalsutram from her neck, Beatings to the child, Frequent desertion of Husband amounts to cruelty.January 15, 2018
Court:BOMBAY HIGH COURT
Day-to-day behaviour of wife made life of petitioner intolerable and he left his own matrimonial home to stay with his own relatives Husband not given properly cooked food. He was forced to wash his own clothes and two children tutored by Wife to turn against Husband. Irretrievable breakdown of marriage on account of cruelty inflicted by wife on husband. Husband had no conjugal relations with wife. Wife not filed written statement and was absent on all dates except one date. Marriage dissolved by decree of divorce.January 15, 2018
Court:ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT
Intention to be cruel not essential element : In marital matters, feelings and attitudes of minds are material.January 15, 2018
Court:MADHYA PRADESH HIGH COURT
Courts Hearing Petitions Regarding Conjugal Rights and Matrimonial Obligations Can Issue Injunctions and Preventive Orders and in Case Element of Property under Dispute, Court Can Exercise Power.January 15, 2018
Court:MADRAS HIGH COURT
Husband suffered mental agony and pain. Entitled to divorce.January 15, 2018
Court:HIMACHAL PRADESH HIGH COURT
False case registered against Husband and his family members only to settle personal scores. Attitude of appellant wife in leaving matrimonial home at her sweet will and pleasure and showing disrespectful attitude to husband and family members, without any justifiable cause is cruelty towards Husband. Parties living apart for 6-7 years, which is admitted and proved on record — Divorce granted.January 15, 2018
Court: BOMBAY HIGH COURT
Family Court Right in Concluding that Husband made out Case for Divorce on Ground of Cruelty and he is Entitled to Decree of Divorce.January 15, 2018
Court:PUNJAB & HARYANA HIGH COURT
Offensive language — Addressed the husband as “Fauji Gadha or Fauji Tatoo” — Would not be acceptable to any self-respecting husband — Cruelty made out.January 15, 2018
Court:KARNATAKA HIGH COURT
Spouse, well educated, responsible, well natured in general sense, abusing the other spouse, physically and mentally, humiliating, using filthy language in front of family members, relatives and mistaking for unintentional deeds. This would amount to cruelty.January 15, 2018
Court:MADHYA PRADESH HIGH COURT
Wife guilty of making false, baseless and dirty allegations against her husband concerning his character. Husband bound to suffer mental agony and embarrassment living jointly with his parents and family members : Wife living separately from last more than 12 years. No valid and sufficient reason of defendant of living separately from her husband : Circumstances sufficient to hold Wife guilty of matrimonial offence of mental cruelty. Husband deserves dissolution of marriage by decree of divorce.January 12, 2018
Shonee in Media
This is a complaint template for lodging a complaint to state human rights commission.January 16, 2018
This is a sample WILL or TestamentOctober 29, 2017
This is a sample application presented by both parties, Husband and Wife, to the Court for filing their First Motion in a Mutual Consent Divorce proceedingOctober 25, 2017
This is a sample of memorandum of understanding between husband and wife in a mutual divorce proceedingOctober 25, 2017
Application to Release of Passport and Revocation of LOC – RCN etcAugust 1, 2017
This is a sample of application to Exemption from Personal PresenceAugust 1, 2017
This is a sample of application to District and Sessions Judge to Club All CasesAugust 1, 2017
This is a sample format of application to District and Sessions Judge to close Criminal CaseAugust 1, 2017
This is a sample format of application to CAW and CC to District Legal ServicesAugust 1, 2017
This is a sample format of application for seeking court permission for renewal of passport from courts in India.May 29, 2017
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