Monday, October 13, 2008

SIF launches anti-dowry movement

Mother dies of shock as son, husband arrested in 498A

Friday, October 10, 2008

Anti-dowry laws being misused: Court

New Delhi, October 10
The Delhi High Court, while granting bail to a man accused of harassing his wife for dowry, leading to her death, has observed that anti-dowry laws were increasingly being misused by women.

Justice Aruna Suresh observed last week: “It seems that the anti-dowry laws are being increasingly misused. The ground realities persuaded this court to recommend to the authorities to have a look at the situation and legal provisions.”

Directing the accused to furnish a bail bond of Rs 40,000 and a surety of the same amount in the trial court, Justice Suresh said the court did not find any incriminating evidence against him in connection with his wife’s death.

The court accepted the accused’s submission that neither he nor his parents should be blamed for his wife’s death.

He along with wife and son were staying in a separate house, away from parents.

He said they were married since 2003 and were staying in Aman Vihar in north-west Delhi, and his parents and other family members were staying in Rohini.

He said that the dowry harassment allegations were baseless.

As per his submission, his wife fell unconscious while watching television in January and he took her to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital where she was declared brought dead.

He claimed that the exact cause of her death was not confirmed in the post-
mortem report.

However, the report said she died due to seizure. — IANS

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Press release of The Book-Wrong Gender biased Laws

(NEW DELHI) The Gender Human Rights Society is publishing this extraordinary book, Wrong Gender biased Laws which is a compilation of various press releases, detailed booklet(s) about the proposed Sexual harassment in the Workplace law of 2007, Domestic violence law, Dowry law/ IPC 498a survival guide, mens human rights demands, etc.

This book is expected to provide some much needed weapons , to forces fighting against radical feminists and to those fighting against the unscrupulous wives and their parents who misuse the gender biased laws. It also attempts to explain why the current gender biased laws as well as the new ones proposed by the radical feminists are a recipe for social disaster. Whether they achieve their goal will be hotly contested by the readers. But one thing is sure: Their endeavor is long overdue.