DO YOU KNOW –
1.AP was ranked 4th in terms of number of dowry death cases filed (599) in 2011 after UP, BIhar and MP, But 87% cases where the trial was completed in the yr the accused were found to be innocent.
2.AP was ranked 2nd in terms of number of 498a cases filed (13376) in the yr 2011, but in 88% cases where the trial was concluded in the year, the accused were found non guilty.
- AP ranks #1 in terms of number of cases filed under Dowry Prohibition Act in 2011, but in 94% cases where trial was completed in the yr, the accused were found non-guilty.
4.Any unnatural death within seven years of marriage is termed and recorded as dowry death.
5.For each Dowry Death case (IPC 304B) reported in 2011, there were 2.9 persons arrested out of which 1.9 were innocent.
6.For every IPC 498a case reported there were 1.8 persons arrested in 2011 out of which one person was innocent.
7.For Dowry Death there were 104 persons under the age of 18 years were arrested in 2011, out of which 34 were women.
8.For Dowry Death there were 759 persons over the age of 60 years were arrested in 2011, out of which 208 were women.
9.For IPC 498a there were 370 persons under the age of 18 years were arrested in 2011, out of which 148 were women.
10.For IPC 498a there were 7876 persons over the age of 60 years were arrested in 2011, out of which 2536 were women.
11.In 2011, trials of 17483 accused were completed in Dowry Death cases, out of which 64% people were acquitted.
12.In 2011, trials of 105242 accused were completed in IPC 498a cases, out of which 79% people were acquitted.
13.Any woman can file a domestic violence case on any man she is in domestic relationship with on a simple affidavit.
14.No proof is required for a woman to file 498a or DVA complaint. Simple affidavit is enough.
15.Only a woman is considered a victim under domestic violence act. No man can file a case even if subjected to violence by a woman.
16.A simple affidavit is enough for a woman to get required relief under DVA. No trial is needed. Interim relief and ex party relief granted easily.
17.Even insults or ridicule to wife is considered as domestic violence. The opposite is not considered as violence.
18.Denying money to your wife for any reason, is domestic violence.
19.Seeking money from wife, for any reason is domestic violence.
- Once DV is filed, the husband may have to renounce domestic inhabitation rights in his own household.
21.You may be asked to maintain your adulterous, bi-gamous wife or her illicit children.
22.Bastardization of a child is not allowed, and hence no court will declare a child as illegitimate. DNA proof done by private agencies is not enough proof of child’s paternity.
23.Wife can’t be punished under adultery laws no matter if it is proven beyond reasonable doubt. Husband may still have to pay her maintenance.
24.No woman is ever punished for filing false complaints. Even though law commission says there are provisions under sections CrPC 358 (fine Rs 15,000), IPC 182 (Fine Rs. 1000, or imprisonment of 6 months or both), IPC 211 (court’s discretion, 2-7 years of imprisonment or fine or both), CrPC 250 (fine) to punish any false complainant. (source – Law commission report 243, Aug 2012)
25.Any woman can file multiple 498a in different police stations. There are instances of women filing upto three different 498a complaints. The husband and his family still need to undergo harassment from all different police stations and courts.
26.Once a case under DVA is filed, the protection officer assigned in the case can take any step against the accused and the officer can never be accused under any existing or new section.
27.Based on sole testimony of the complainant, the court may conclude that breach of protection order has been committed by the accused and take necessary action.
28.The complainant always gets a free copy of judgments whereas the accused need to pay for getting each judgment.
29.WB, Maharashtra and AP are top three states in India with highest suicide rates. These are the states in highest 498a cases filed too.
30.WB and AP were always within top four states in terms of suicide.
31.AP is second in terms of total number of victims in family suicide in 2011.
32.Family problem is the biggest reason (24.3%) for people committing suicide in 2011 whereas poverty is the least (1.7%).
33.The maximum increase observed in suicide rate in 2011 over the previous year was due to divorce (54.5%).
If you want to contain the skyrocketing suicide rate, ever increasing crime rate and establish family harmony in India, join any of the Men’s Rights Groups in the country. A few are given below –
- Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) – http://www.saveindianfamily.org/
Child Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP) – http://www.crisp-india.org
Men’s Rights Association, Pune – http://mensrightsassociation.org/joomla/
Hrudaya Foundation Kolkata
Confidare India, Bangalore – http://www.confidareindia.com/
All India Mother-in-law Protection Forum (AIMPF)
Mothers and Sisters Initiative (MASI)
Mothers and Sisters of Husbands Against Abuse of Law (MASHAAL) – https://www.facebook.com/groups/131129526918922/
Army Against Dowry Law Misuse (AADMI), Lucknow – http://www.498a-aadmi.in
10 All India Forgotten Women Association – https://www.facebook.com/AllIndiaForgottenWomenAssociation?ref=br_tf
11.PaSS (Purushavakasa Samrakshana Samiti, NGO, Thrissur, Kerala) – http://www.mensrights.in
12.Kudumba Samrakshana Vedi, NGO, Alappuzha, Kerala -http://kudumbavedi.blogspot.in/2012_06_01_archive.html
13.Janamithram Janakiya Neethi Vedi (A Men’s Rights Organization), Kerala – http://janamithram.org/
Daman, Kanpur – http://www.daman-kanpur.in/home.php
It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman. Like terrorism can hit you any time, growing legal terrorism too can hit you anytime. Join men’s rights today and be a part of revolution.