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: ORISSA HIGH COURT
Parties have agreed for dissolution of their marriage. Continuance of criminal case under Section 498-A, I.P.C. against husband and mother-in-law of wife not in interest of justice.April 25, 2018
Court: HIMACHAL PRADESH HIGH COURT
Wife not entitled to maintenance; if living separately without reasonable cause — Petitioner living separately without any reasonable cause — Not entitled to maintenance.April 25, 2018
Court: KARNATAKA HIGH COURT
Civil Procedure Code, 1908 — Sec. 24 — Transfer petition — Allegations against Presiding Officer — Held that it cannot be expected that Judges should be silent without expressing any opinion — Spinex like attitude not expected from Presiding Officer especially when trying a matrimonial case or litigation between very near relations.April 25, 2018
Court:Supreme Court of India
Appellants in Imprisonment for about two Months : Appellant No. 2 is Mother of Appellant No. 1 and Aged 60 Years : Both Appellants on Bail and not Appropriate to Send them to Jail again : Just and Proper to Modify Sentence of Imprisonment for Period Already Undergone — Indian Penal Code, 1860 — Sections 306, 498-A.April 24, 2018
Court: BOMBAY HIGH COURT
Foreign Judgment shall not be recognised if not Pronounced by Court of Competent Jurisdiction : General and Well Established Rule of Private International Law is that Wife’s Domicile Follows Domicile of Husband — Competency of Court to be decided with reference to question of jurisdiction — If Court has no jurisdiction it is not competent Court to pass decree.April 24, 2018
Court: MADHYA PRADESH HIGH COURT
Complainant wife lodged report against her husband, accused — Who alleged to demand dowry and maltreat her — During course of arguments, complainant and her husband mutually settled their differences amicably — Decided to live together — Petition for grant of anticipatory bail allowed.April 24, 2018
Court:KARNATAKA HIGH COURT
No maintenance if separation by mutual consent. Wife living separately from her husband by consent–– Cannot enforce her right and ask for maintenance.April 24, 2018
Court: MADHYA PRADESH HIGH COURT
Statements of witnesses prove behaviour of appellant/wife due to her mental illness was so apprehensive/reprehensive that it was torture for respondent-husband to live with her : Mental agony and affliction caused to respondent/husband by hazardous act and conduct of appellant/wife establishes mental disorder of appellant/wife was of such kind and so extensive that it was not possible for respondent/husband to live normal peaceful life with his wife : Trial Court rightly dissolved marriage by decree of divorce on ground mentioned under Section 13(1)(iii) of Act.April 23, 2018
Court: ANDHRA PRADESH HIGH COURT
Adulterer necessary party and ought to be made second respondent.April 23, 2018
Court:Supreme Court of India
Acquittal of Husband in 498A on the ground that the He was not staying with the Wife regularly and used to come only for a few days as he was working in the Army.April 23, 2018
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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
Application to Release of Passport and Revocation of LOC – RCN etcAugust 1, 2017
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