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.
1st Conference on National Commission for Men was organized on 23rd Sept., 2018 at Constitution Club. This is my…September 24, 2018
How 498A is handled at investigative stage has changed every few years. In 2017 Rajesh Sharma judgment gave detailed…September 14, 2018
IPC 354B was added post Nirbhaya Gang Rape Case in Indian Penal Code. This article is a primer as…August 28, 2018
In aftermath of Nirbhaya Gang Rape, new sections in IPC were added, which provides punishment for various Sexual Crimes…August 20, 2018
This article covers the law of maintenance for senior citizens in India. What are the laws w.r.t. same and…August 8, 2018
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:HIGH COURT OF DELHI
It is clear that during the lifetime of respondent No. 2 (Mother in Law), she is the absolute owner of the property in question and till then, said property cannot be held as a ‘shared household’.September 24, 2018
Court:DELHI HIGH COURT
Wrongful Confinement — Outraging modesty of woman — Rape. No external injuries found on body of prosecutrix ruling out ‘force’ used by accused to ravish her — FSL reports absolve accused of commission of rape — Case of prosecution suffers from inherent inconsistencies and flaws and statement of prosecutrix cannot be taken on its face value to base conviction.September 24, 2018
Court:SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
To attract provisions of Section 304B, one of the main ingredients of offence which is required to be established is that soon before her death she was subjected to cruelty or harassment for or in connection with demand for dowry.September 20, 2018
Court:DELHI HIGH COURT
Waiver of condition that applicant/accused will not leave the country without prior permission of the Court.September 20, 2018
Court:ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT
Section 125 — Maintenance — Sentence of jail to husband is no susbstitute for recovery of amount of monthly allowance fallen in arrears.September 20, 2018
Court:DELHI HIGH COURT
Husband’s petition for dissolution of Marriage owing to wife’s cruelty — Wife asking husband to live separately due to ill-treatment of her mother-in-law — Wife writing letters to husband threatening him to insult in his office and in front of his superiors that be would not forget it for the rest of his life — Intemperate language used — Referring to a husband as the incarnation of “Havana” — Calling him a person of mean mentality and cheap character — Making unsubstantiated allegations regarding illicit relationship. Wife guilty of the matrimonial offence of cruelty.September 20, 2018
Court:Delhi High Court
Proceedings under Secs. 498A/406 IPC are not meant for recovery of stridhan. Applicant cannot be denied bail.September 19, 2018
Court:SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
The gaps in the evidences of the prosecutrix and the medical officer make it highly improbable that sexual intercourse took place. It would be erroneous to rely upon such discrepant testimonies and convict the accused. It can thus be stated with certitude that the solitary evidence of the prosecutrix, in absence of any corroboration by the medical evidence, is not of such quality which can be relied upon. The accused-Respondent is, therefore, entitled to benefit of doubt.September 19, 2018
Court:CALCUTTA HIGH COURT
Even in ex parte order it is duty of Court to give proper reasoning as to why such fabulous amount of maintenance as well as litigation cost awarded in favour of wife although there is no substantive evidence in support of claim of income of husband.September 19, 2018
Court: GAUHATI HIGH COURT
Wife neither having any tolerant attitude nor ready to make even a small sacrifice. Misbehavior of wife at public places and resiling from settlement. Cruelty of wife established.September 19, 2018
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Template for Petition of Decree of Nullity of Marriage Under The Hindu Marriage Act.May 17, 2018
Template of Petition for Judicial SeparationApril 24, 2018
This is a Template for Petition of Divorce on Ground of Adultery under Hindu Marriage Act. The same can be amended to suit one’s particular needs and more particulars like cruelty etc also can also be added to suit the needs.April 24, 2018
Template for Application Under Section 127 (1) Cr.P.C.March 14, 2018
Petition Under Section 482 of Cr.P.C for Quashing – TemplateMarch 2, 2018
Template for 138 Legal Notice.February 27, 2018
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
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