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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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
Supreme Court Of India
Husband is a poor tourist taxi driver, wife refuses to join him, tries DV case, wants to live in his MOTHER’S house, wife also all sorts of petitions including this contempt petition which is dismissed by the Honorable HC of Madras.March 23, 2019
Calcutta High Court
Maintenance Revision — Whether it would be open to wife to claim maintenance, after the marriage is dissolved by decree of divorce following her refusal to comply with the decree for restitution of conjugal rights ?March 23, 2019
Supreme Court Of India
Mental Cruelty — Desertion — Husband had duly pleaded instances of mental cruelty which he proved in evidence and documents — Various allegations of cruelty were made out and a number of incidents were mentioned in a divorce petition .March 22, 2019
Madras High Court
This is the sad case of a 56 year old woman and 58 year old male fighting in courts. The lady is seeking divorce and alleging that her husband has been cruel and has deserted her. The lower court dismisses her case. The matter moves to HC. The HC appreciates the arguments and statesMarch 22, 2019
Delhi High Court
In this case a woman earning approximately 40,000 p.m. tries to get more money from her husband. courts reject maintenance and also residence order. It is also found that the complainant / wife is a government servant Government servant is also entitled to HRA which should be equivalent to HRA earned by the respondent (husband) and therefore the said relief is also declined. The Hon Del HC also denies maintenance. The HC goes further to call the appeal an abuse of the process of lawMarch 22, 2019
Court:Bombay High Court
Wife claims maintenance as a divorcee is entitled to maintenance u/s 125. Bombay High Court clarifies that deserting women against whom divorce decree is passed are NOT entitled to maintenance.March 22, 2019
Delhi High Court
Sections 13(1)(ia), 13(1)(ib)— Mental cruelty — Desertion — Depression — Suppression of disease — Leaving matrimonial home without informing — Unilateral termination of pregnancy — Respondent-wife left her matrimonial home without informing her husband — Evidence was led evincing that respondent-wife was under psychiatric treatmentMarch 20, 2019
Rajasthan High Court
Section 13(1)(ia) — Mental Cruelty — Appreciation of evidence — Marriage never took off — Rash actions of respondent wife under trivial matters — Since childhood respondent-wife was obstinateMarch 20, 2019
Shonee in Media
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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