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.
The most comprehensive article explaining IPC 498A and related matrimonial offences which may be alleged by Wife against the…November 4, 2018
I support #MeToo Movement primarily because it either exposes the pseudo feminists or gives him taste of his own…October 18, 2018
This article covers the details of Section 354C of IPC, which is also called Voyeurism and the section provides…October 2, 2018
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
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:SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Section 498A — Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 — Section 482 — Quashing of FIR — Cruelty — Not even a word about demand of dowry or harassment on account of dowry by appellant — FIR lodged by B is manifestly attended with mala fides and actuated with ulterior motive — Prosecution of appellant is frivolous, vexatious, unwarranted and abuse of process — FIR and subsequent proceedings quashed.November 19, 2018
Court:Supreme Court of India .
Sections 304B, 498A — Dowry Death, Cruelty — Testimony of PWs not reliable — High Court not justified in setting aside order of acquittal passed by trial Court — There are some material and vital aspects which clearly demonstrate that Trial Court has carefully analysed entire evidence on record.November 16, 2018
Court:Delhi High Court
Cruelty — Prima facie case made out — Trial Court rightly held respondent wife along with her father caused mental cruelty upon petitioner husband in deserting his matrimonial home, after birth of child and by involving petitioner and his family in proceedings under Sections 313, 498A, 341, 324, 34, IPC.November 16, 2018
Court:PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT
Nonpayment of Interim Maintenance — Defence struck off — Order challenged — Contention that trial Court has not followed the proper procedure for recovery of maintenance as specifically provided under Sub-section (3) of Section 125 and Section 421 — Not permissible for Criminal Court acting under Section 125 to struck off the defence.November 16, 2018
Court:Supreme Court of India
Maintenance : Territorial jurisdiction – If son was practising at time of presentation of petition in Patna High Court, he could not have been physically present at Siman : Court at Siman has no jurisdiction to deal with petition : Case directed to be transferred to Sessions Division of Patna.November 14, 2018
Court:HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY
Acquittal – Sections 34, 107, 494, 498A and 498B of Indian Penal Code – Case regarding cruel treatment vague and general in nature – evidence of witnesses contradictory – held, revision application liable to be dismissed.November 14, 2018
Court:Supreme Court of India
Nothing on record to show any demand of dowry made soon before her death — High Court failed to notice no evidence brought on record to show cruelty or harassment was meted out to deceased for bringing insufficient dowry, in absence whereof provisions of Section 304B, IPC, cannot be said to have been proved — Impugned judgment unsustainable and set aside.November 14, 2018
Court:DELHI HIGH COURT
Trial Court convicted all appellants on basis of conjectures and surmises without any proof of dowry demand, harassment of deceased by appellants on account of dowry demand. Appellants are acquitted of all charges.November 13, 2018
Court:HIGH COURT OF RAJASTHAN
Involvement of Appellant wife in a murder case amounts to cruelty and Family Court had rightly granted decree of divorce.November 13, 2018
Court:HIGH COURT OF KERALA
Family Courts Act, 1984 – Sec. 13–Family Court Rules, 1989 (Kerala)–Rule 35–Any arrangement by which dispute settled between parties can fall within the ambit of expression “settlement”–Is not restricted to agreement to reunite and resume co-habitation.November 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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