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.
An article to dispel the myth that impending Supreme Court judgment decriminalizing S 377 between consenting adults would help…July 14, 2018
An article on how Thomson Reuters Foundation report is an attack on current polices of Indian Government and does…June 28, 2018
LIve in & problems related to it is on rise. This article tries to cover the legal position w.r.t….June 27, 2018
Delhi High Court recently came out with a set of guidelines for mutual consent divorce. Hopefully these guidelines would…June 24, 2018
Court: SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Amendment of complaint – Jurisdiction – Court had no jurisdiction to allow amendment…June 7, 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: BOMBAY HIGH COURT
Ill-treatment cannot be substantiated on basis of general allegations in absence of any details. Inspite of Decree for Conjugal Rights, Wife Without Justifiable Reason Did Not Join Husband and Cannot Claim Maintenance.July 19, 2018
Court: RAJASTHAN HIGH COURT
Wife not able to establish that she had been neglected by her husband — She is living with her parents of her own accord — Not entitled to maintenance .July 19, 2018
Court: MADHYA PRADESH HIGH COURT
Allegation under section 498a against sister in law are peripheral and appear to have been leveled only to put pressure on husband. Quashed.July 17, 2018
Court: DELHI HIGH COURT
Illicit relations — Baseless allegations by wife — Wife suffering from delusion and continuously under treatment — Appellant-wife living with her parents most of the time after her marriage and she had been under treatment — False and baseless allegations made by appellant-wife against her husband about illicit relations remain unproved — Such type of aspersions on character of respondent-husband even or on his ‘Bhabhi’ is worst form of cruelty.July 17, 2018
Court:CALCUTTA HIGH COURT
Maintenance –– Without sufficient materials to prove fact — Second party cannot be saddled with responsibility of marriage and maintaining first party –– Party claiming maintenance to prove marriage as per religious rites and custom.July 17, 2018
Court:KERALA HIGH COURT
Cognizance of offence – Lack of territorial jurisdiction- Petition to quash proceedings.July 14, 2018
Court:PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT
Petitioner challenged that the complaint is without jurisdiction. High Court thus with its vast inherent powers would be able to entertain the petition for quashing to ensure there is no abuse of process of law.July 14, 2018
Court:CALCUTTA HIGH COURT
Unfounded allegations against husband not proved by wife — Holy relationship of brother and sister maligned by wife that it pricks to conscience of Court to accept that wife is guilty of treating Husband with mental cruelty.July 14, 2018
Court: Rajasthan High Court
Wife willingly left Husband and living with some other person alleged to be her new husband. Material made available by husband enough to rebut claim of maintenance.July 14, 2018
Court:PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT
Rape -Acquittal- Allegation that she was put under fear of terror and forced her to engage in sexual intercourse is not acceptable in view of the fact that there is no evidence at all to prove this allegation, except the bald statement of the prosecutrix.July 13, 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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