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Laws made ostensibly to protect women, have turned out in practice to be often weapons in the hands of estranged vindictive wives

December 31, 2018

I would ordinarily have supported it, as I regard triple talaq an inhuman practice, and have said so many times. Despite the Supreme Court judgment in Shayara Bano vs Union of India declaring it illegal the practice has continued, and so it was necessary to take strong steps to stamp it out.

However, my apprehension is this : many laws, e.g. section 498A IPC and Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, which were made ostensibly to protect women, have turned out in practice to be often weapons in the hands of estranged vindictive wives to blackmail and harrass their husbands, with the cases often lingering for years, and police sometimes demanding bribes. This has often caused enormous suffering to husbands.

The triple talaq Bill makes the offence of pronouncing triple talaq punishable by 3 years imprisonment and a fine. It has been made a cognizable offence, which means a policeman can arrest without a warrant from a magistrate. Section 7(c) of the Bill says that a magistrate can grant bail after hearing the wife if ‘ he finds reasonable ground to do so ‘. In other words, the magistrate is not bound to grant bail.

Suppose there is an estranged Muslim wife. She may turn vindictive, and file a police report falsely alleging that her husband pronounced triple talaq when in fact he did not do so. The police may come to arrest the husband and demand bribe, and arrest the husband if he does not pay it. Though there is a provision enabling the magistrate to grant bail to the husband, that is discretionary, and he is not bound to grant it. Moreover, it can be granted only after hearing the wife, which is bound to take many days, and in the meantime the husband will have to remain in jail, even if he is later released on bail.Though there is a provision in the Bill enabling the wife to withdraw her complaint, she may blackmail her husband, demanding a huge sum of money for doing so.

Source, Justice Markandey Katju’s Facebook post here

Woman burns minor boy’s genitals with hot tongs after he refused sex

October 10, 2018

A Greater Noida woman was booked after she allegedly confined a 13-year-old boy to her home and hurt his genitals with hot tongs for resisting her sexual advances, reported Zee News.

The incident was reported from Chapraula village under Badalpur police station limits, they said, adding that the woman is absconding after the incident.

According to the mother of the 13-year-old boy, the accused woman is from their neighbourhood and had allegedly made sexual advances, a police official said.

“The married woman, apparently in her late 20s, had lured the boy to her house in the afternoon last Friday when she was alone there,” the official said. He said a complaint in this regard was filed Tuesday and an FIR registered under Indian Penal Code sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (causing hurt with a weapon), 342 (wrongful confinement), 363 (kidnapping), 506 (criminal intimidation).

The accused woman, who is absconding, has also been booked under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the official said. “The police are investigating the matter from all angles. The delay in approaching the police in the matter leaves several questions unanswered,” he said.

30 years after consensual teenage sex, man cleared of rape charges

October 17, 2018

In a rape case that took 30 years to reach a conclusion, a 46-year-old man has been exonerated after a sessions court found that he had consensual sex as a 16-year-old with the then 17-year-old girl. The court found that as per IPC section 376 (rape) and in its applicability in 1988, consensual sex with a girl above 16 years was excluded from the definition of rape, reported Times of India.

“By no stretch of imagination can it be said that the accused of age 16 years enticed the girl of age 17 years from the legal custody of her parents and committed rape on her. No purpose would be served in committing the case before the juvenile board on the ground of age of the accused,” the sessions court said while allowing his discharge plea. The man who had moved to Gujarat had to come back to the city to face legal proceedings. He had been booked on charges of rape and kidnapping with an intention to compel a woman to marry or have sexual relations.

The case was registered by the girl’s father in 1988 after he found out about their relationship. The girl’s parents used to go to work and it was alleged that on January 23, 1988, when the father reached home, none of the family members were present in the house. He then began to frantically look for his daughter. It was alleged that later he got to know that the accused, who was their neighbour earlier, might have enticed her.

The father then lodged a police report against the accused. He informed the cops that on January 30, 1988, while looking for his daughter, he went to the house of the accused in Andheriand found her there.

He said that he then brought her to the police station.

The woman, however, told the cops that on January 23, 1988, at about 7pm she went with the accused. He then talked to her “sweetly” and took her to his native place in Gujarat. She said that they had consensual sex there. Referring to the woman’s statement the sessions court held that it appeared that she had consented.

Women lure wealthy men; make porn films at gunpoint for ransom

October 3, 2018

Four women and three men were booked by Sambhal Police on Sunday for allegedly extorting money out of wealthy men after indulging them into pornography. The racket was busted after a local jeweller, one of the victims, filed a police complaint against the gang, leading to the arrest of all seven, reported Times Now.

The victim alleged that he was tempted by one of the women to pay her a visit at her house where three other members of the gang were already present. He was then forced to take off his clothes by the accused and was filmed naked with the woman. He was later threatened to pay a hefty sum of Rs 10 lakh by the means of the recorded video.

Pankaj Pandey, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) told TOI that the victim had to ask for the money from his elder brother, with whom he shared the narrative of being blackmailed. The brother, in turn, informed the police which led to the subsequent arrest of the accused.

Identified as Saima Ahmed, her brother Faizan Ahmed, Mina Devi, Anjali Rastogi, Sunita Singh, Fazil Hamid and Vishal Chauhan, two knives, one pistol with two live cartridges, two motorbikes and mobile phones were confiscated from their possession by the police.

The ASP further said that the accused are being interrogated about other victims from whom they may have been extorting money. He added that their modus operandi suggests that they are a gang of professional criminals. A similar gang operating in Aligarh was earlier arrested.

An FIR was registered against the seven under Indian Penal Code’s Sections 506 for criminal intimidation, 411 for dishonestly receiving property that has been stolen, 392 for robbery, 386, 385 and 384 for extortion by putting the victim in fear of death or grievous hurt/ injury.

Times Now

 

Woman burns minor boy’s genitals with hot tongs after he refused sex

Oct 10, 2018

The incident was reported from Chapraula village under Badalpur police station limits, they said, adding that the woman is absconding after the incident.

According to the mother of the 13-year-old boy, the accused woman is from their neighbourhood and had allegedly made sexual advances, a police official said.

Women lure wealthy men; make porn films at gunpoint for ransom

Oct 03, 2018

The victim alleged that he was tempted by one of the women to pay her a visit at her house where three other members of the gang were already present. He was then forced to take off his clothes by the accused and was filmed naked with the woman. He was later threatened to pay a hefty sum of Rs 10 lakh by the means of the recorded video.

25% of rape cases filed this year in 9 districts of Meerut zone were fake, says police

Sep 24, 2018

Official data on police investigation in rape and gangrape cases lodged in nine districts of Meerut zone so far, this year, shows that a whopping 25% of these cases are false. According to data accessed from the additional director general’s (ADG) (Meerut zone) office, 477 cases were lodged under IPC sections 376 (rape) and 376 D (gang rape) in Meerut zone alone and investigation was complete in 371 cases. Of these, 90 turned out to be false, while chargesheets were filed only in 281 cases, reported Times of India.

Officials claimed that stringent rape laws were being misused to take revenge and also force settlement in existing cases. “We are bound by duty to register an FIR any time a woman (or a complainant) comes forward with written complaint alleging rape. We have to arrest the suspect based on the survivors’ statements,” said a senior police official, on the condition of anonymity.

Sexual assault by woman tutor, now threatening boy’s family

Sep 24, 2018

A 34-year-old woman teacher, who is currently out on bail for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy who was taking tuitions from her, has allegedly been threatening him and his family members. This was submitted by the victim and his father before a court here on Thursday, reported Hindustan Times.

Family jailed illegally for 7 years, to wait 5 months more for justice

Sep 24, 2018

Not all petitioners get the benefit of a priority hearing like high-profile cases. A family of four, sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2001 for abetting the suicide of a daughter-in-law but still in prison, filed an appeal in May and the Supreme Court has finally scheduled a hearing after five months in October, reported Times of India.