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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Supreme Court of India
Permanent alimony — Quantum — While granting permanent alimony, no arithmetic formula can be adopted as there cannot be mathematical exactitude — It shall depend upon status of parties, their respective social needs, financial capacity of husband and other obligations — Respondent-husband himself has asserted that he has earned name and fame in world of music and has been performing concerts in various parts of India and abroad — It is duty of Court to see that wife lives with dignity and comfort and not in penury — Permanent alimony of Rs 50 lacs awarded to wife and minor son.March 26, 2019
Delhi High Court
Sections 498A, 406 — Quashing of Order Issuing Proclamation: Cruelty, Criminal Breach of Trust : Court did not Record Satisfaction that Warrants against Petitioner cannot be Served or he is Concealing himself : No Effort made to Serve Petitioner at the Address given in FIR itself : Impugned Order Issuing Proclamation and Order Declaring Petitioner as Proclaimed Offender Set Aside.March 26, 2019
Jharkhand High Court
Dissolution of Marriage — Joint compromise petition — It incorporates terms and conditions of compromise — It is signed by both parties and affidavit of both parties also enclosed — Parties on their free will and volition agreed to live together.March 26, 2019
Allahabad High Court
Section 25 — Permanent alimony — Petition for divorce dismissed — Permanent alimony to respondent granted — Appeal against the grant of maintenance — Whether the Trial Court correctly granted permanent alimony.March 26, 2019
Supreme Court Of India
Indian Penal Code, 1860 — Section 498A — Cruelty — No requirement under Section 498A, IPC that cruelty should be within 7 years of marriage or in connection with demand of dowry.March 25, 2019
Madhya Pradesh High Court
Sections 498A, 34, 506 — Domestic Violence — Cruelty — Common Intention — Quashing of proceedings — No limitation prescribed for filing application except reasonable time — Similar allegations in complaint under Section 12 of Domestic Violence Act as in FIR lodged under IPC — Fit case for quashing of complaint — No finding can be arrived insofar as contention regarding no domestic relationship between wife and husband is concerned.March 25, 2019
Jharkhand High Court
Wife lodged case under Section 498A, IPC and Sections 3 and 4, DP Act against him and his parents and acquitted by Appellate Court. Husband successfully established offence of cruelty in marriage as against respondentMarch 25, 2019
Calcutta High Court
Section 125 — Maintenance — Magistrate allowed interim maintenance ex-parte — Husband moved application for re-consideration of interim maintenance — Refused — Whether refusal arbitrary ? (Yes).March 25, 2019
Chhattisgarh High Court
Mental Cruelty, Desertion — Proof of — Appellant wife deserted her husband without any proper and sufficient reason — Cruelty on her part towards respondent is made out — Appellant refused to live with respondent’s mother and two sisters.March 23, 2019
Madras High Court
Section 13(1)(ia) — Cruelty Meaning of — Several attempts by wife to commit suicide — Acts or ‘conduct of the party charged must be cruel according to the ordinary sense of the word — Intention to cause such cruelty not a necessary element — Whether the party who was charged himself is responsible for that ? (No).March 23, 2019
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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
498a Quash Petition: This is a template which can be used with suitable amendments in case of Compromise/Settlement & include all parameters.March 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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