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Dowry charges dismissed at bail stage

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A court has said there’s no dowry case while granting bail. Techie, mom released after 20 days in custody

 

Shyam Prasad S

 

Posted On Saturday, August 07, 2010 at 03:58:11 AM

 
A city court said the charges of demands for dowry against a techie is false and granted him bail. Gagan G Hiremath and his mother Shylaja Hiremath were granted bail 20 days after their arrest on May 7.
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The court’s observation that there is no dowry case against Gagan in the bail order itself has made the case interesting. “It is only after the trial that courts dismiss such charges. In this case, the court has found that charges are false during the hearing of the bail plea. This will go a long way in helping those accused wrongly,” said a senior advocate.

Bangalore Mirror had reported their arrest on May 25. The Fast Track Court III which granted the bail on May 26 has made some observations that could set a precedent for other cases. Gagan and his mother were in judicial custody after his wife Sarvamangala, also a techie, had complained of cruelty and demand for dowry.

NO DOWRY CASE
The court said the case does not attract provisions of the Dowry Prohibition Act as the wife had taken away her possessions when she left the house. The e-mails between the couple became the evidence for the court to establish the misunderstanding between them was not for dowry. “The complainant alone cannot be blamed for disharmony in marital relationship. The first petitioner is equally responsible for all this mess-up. Instead of enjoying matrimonial bliss, (they) are at loggerheads by smearing sludge on one another,” said the court.

STARS TO BLAME
The court has said the dispute between the couple began due to blind beliefs and superstitions. There is allegation that wrong date of birth of the girl was given.

The court said Gagan’s mother was doing the same household work the daughter-in-law was expected to do. It “clearly shows the reluctance on the part of the complainant to do household work,” the court said.

Sarvamangala had filed charges under IPC 498-A (subjection to cruelty) IPC 307 (Attempt to Murder), and Sections 3 (giving or taking dowry) and 4 (demanding dowry) of Dowry Prohibition Act.

“In nearly 97 per cent of dowry-related cases, the accused are acquitted. But it has become a weapon of vengeance by some urban educated women. The Dowry Prohibition Act is the only criminal law in the world where the accused has to prove he is innocent. Such cases are filed when the courts are in vacation and on weekends so that damage is done to the boy and his family by placing them in jail, for a few days at least. The boy’s family is never compensated for this misuse and suffering,” said Kumar Jahgirdar of Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP) foundation and men’s rights activist.

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NFHS opposes Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill newspolitan

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Bangalore, Aug 6 : A group promoting cause of family harmony and gender equality has strongly opposed the proposed Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill due to its ‘anti-husband’ component. With this proposed law, Union Minister for Law and Justice Veerappa Moily had violated his own promise of making laws gender neutral, Mr P Suresh, President of National Family Harmony Society (NFHS), which is working in support of the ‘harassed husbands’, said in a press release here today.The bill, recently introduced in Rajya Sabha, dealt with ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ and was against the interests of husbands, he alleged.”NFHS registers its strong protest against certain section of the Marriage Law Amendment Bill, which according to us again expose the husband to the whims and fancies of his wife’s decision and lead to this law being misused in collusion with the other gender laws of India like section 498A IPC and the DV Act,” he said.The ‘irretrievable breakdown’ ground should not be viewed as merely adding yet another clause to section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act.

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Marriage Law amendment: Did Moily violate his promise? – megamedia

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Marriage Law amendment: Did Moily violate his promise?

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Bangalore : In a press release from harassed husbands, banded together under National Family Harmony Society, and led by P. Suresh, Union Law Minister (for gender neutrality) M. Veerappa Moily, has come under criticism for his anti-husband stance in the proposed Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill coming up in Lok Sabha soon. The society attacked Moily for going against his own promise of making laws “gender neutral”, by bringing the amendment for Divorcé in a bill placed before the Upper House (RS). The change refers to “irretrievable breakdown of Marriage” favouring wives only. The amendment, Suresh claimed, exposed a husband to the whims and fancies of his wife and her decision to seek divorce, resulting in social disharmony. He explained that Indian Marriage Law excludes the wife as a cause of marital discord in a marriage of 2 adults.

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NFHS opposes Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill-newkerala

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NFHS opposes Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill

 

Bangalore, Aug 6 : A group promoting cause of family harmony and gender equality has strongly opposed the proposed Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill due to its ‘anti-husband’ component.

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With this proposed law, Union Minister for Law and Justice Veerappa Moily had violated his own promise of making laws gender neutral, Mr P Suresh, President of National Family Harmony Society (NFHS), which is working in support of the ‘harassed husbands’, said in a press release here today.

The bill, recently introduced in Rajya Sabha, dealt with ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ and was against the interests of husbands, he alleged.

”NFHS registers its strong protest against certain section of the Marriage Law Amendment Bill, which according to us again expose the husband to the whims and fancies of his wife’s decision and lead to this law being misused in collusion with the other gender laws of India like section 498A IPC and the DV Act,” he said.

The ‘irretrievable breakdown’ ground should not be viewed as merely adding yet another clause to section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act. Rather, it should be viewed as a disruptive change to the structural edifice of family law in India, he said.

Irretrievable breakdown changes the terms of divorce from a ‘fault’ basis to a ‘no-fault’ basis. That means either of the two adults in a marriage can unilaterally terminate it for any reason they please, he alleged.

”Government-backed abuse against Indian husbands, Indian Gender laws in particular, are so badly drafted that they outrightly exclude the possibility of a woman being the cause of any sort of marital discord,” he opined.

He said some sections of the Bill were in clear violation of Article 15 of the Constitution that prohibits discrimination against any citizen on grounds of religion and sex. 

–UNI

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NFHS opposes Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill-webindia

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NFHS opposes Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill
Bangalore | Friday, Aug 6 2010 IST
 

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A group promoting cause of family harmony and gender equality has strongly opposed the proposed Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill due to its ‘anti-husband’ component.

With this proposed law, Union Minister for Law and Justice Veerappa Moily had violated his own promise of making laws gender neutral, Mr P Suresh, President of National Family Harmony Society (NFHS), which is working in support of the ‘harassed husbands’, said in a press release here today.

The bill, recently introduced in Rajya Sabha, dealt with ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ and was against the interests of husbands, he alleged.

”NFHS registers its strong protest against certain section of the Marriage Law Amendment Bill, which according to us again expose the husband to the whims and fancies of his wifes decision and lead to this law being misused in collusion with the other gender laws of India like section 498A IPC and the DV Act,” he said.

The ‘irretrievable breakdown’ ground should not be viewed as merely adding yet another clause to section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act. Rather, it should be viewed as a disruptive change to the structural edifice of family law in India, he said.

Irretrievable breakdown changes the terms of divorce from a ‘fault’ basis to a ‘no-fault’ basis. That means either of the two adults in a marriage can unilaterally terminate it for any reason they please, he alleged.

”Government-backed abuse against Indian husbands, Indian Gender laws in particular, are so badly drafted that they outrightly exclude the possibility of a woman being the cause of any sort of marital discord,” he opined.

He said some sections of the Bill were in clear violation of Article 15 of the Constitution that prohibits discrimination against any citizen on grounds of religion and sex.

— (UNI)l

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