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February 12, 2010

stop i-vawa

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fighting Legal Terror @ 12:12 pm

Friends, My GOD!!! This is much more dangerous than I was thinking…Many women organizations across world are pushing for this in a co-ordinate way…Draft version of the bill does not say a word about violence against MEN. Believe me we need to mark our strong protest. I am sure Gorky and other senior members are chalking out a strategy for all of us but it is the duty and responsibility of each of us to contribute and do our bit to stop this. Before discussing further please understand the seriousness of the problem. Just Google I-VAWA and you know they have already done planning to…

…Finish MEN…

…Make MEN slave…

…To make further gender biased laws…

…Accelerate the process of misuse…

So what we need to do?

I am spending some time on it to come up with simple ways for our members to participate and mark our protest…

They are…

  • Poll – One initiative is open on http://bhavyafoundation.org/
  • Send protest letters
  • Send protest emails
  • Each blog of all members will host protest letters
  • Write comments for each article
  • Start collecting mass signatures against it. We will do it tomorrow at Candle Light Protest
  • All websites to put flash news (blinking) on the home page

 

Guys believe me, at first I did not understood the seriousness of the problem. If this bill is passed then it is going to be disaster.

http://www.mediaradar.org/docs/RADARflyer-Why-Stop-CEDAW-IVAWA.pdf

Why We Must Stop CEDAW and I-VAWA

Senator Joe Biden will soon be introducing two bills that, if passed, will worsen our domestic violence

programs and lead to family break-up:

1. CEDAW

CEDAW is a treaty promoted by the United Nations. CEDAW stands for the Convention on the Elimination of

All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. General Recommendation #19 of CEDAW addresses Violence

Against Women. The recommendation does not say anything about violence against men:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom19

If CEDAW is ratified by the Senate, then a U.N. compliance committee would be empowered to review a broad

range of U.S. domestic laws and request that changes be made. Passage of CEDAW would make it more

difficult to reform the Violence Against Women Act.

2. International Violence Against Women Act

Senator Biden’s companion bill is the International Violence Against Women Act – I-VAWA for short. IVAWA

is based on a one-sided survey by the World Health Organization that didn’t bother assess male

victimization.

I-VAWA would be used to funnel U.S. taxpayer money to CEDAW-mandated programs around the world.

More information about I-VAWA is available from the Family Violence Prevention Fund:

http://www.endabuse.org/programs/printable/display.php3?NewsFlashID=771

What Can I Do to Stop CEDAW and I-VAWA?

CEDAW and I-VAWA are based on the myth that only men commit domestic violence and only women are

victims. But research paints a very different picture: women are at least as likely as men to engage in partner

abuse: http://pubpages.unh.edu/~mas2/ID41H3a.pdf

RADAR’s Special Reports document how domestic violence programs in the United States violate the civil

liberties of the falsely-accused, discriminate against many victims of abuse, weaken families, and harm children.

Plus, these programs are ineffective in stopping abuse and may actually place victims at greater risk of violence.

CEDAW and I-VAWA are two bills with innocent-sounding names that would break up families, harm children,

and worsen the injustices of the current system. Help get the truth out about the destructive effects of CEDAW

and I-VAWA: http://www.mediaradar.org/docs/RADARflyer-CEDAW-and-IVAWA.pdf

And contact your elected officials today. Tell them to protect families and children. Tell them to “Vote

‘No’ on CEDAW and I-VAWA.”

Actual bill…

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_cong_bills&docid=f:h5927ih.txt.pdf

Protest…

http://www.mediaradar.org/alert20080527.php

http://www.mediaradar.org/docs/RADARflyer-CEDAW-and-IVAWA.pdf

http://www.mediaradar.org/docs/RADARflyer-Why-Stop-CEDAW-IVAWA.pdf

http://498amisuse.wordpress.com/category/stop-i-vawa/

Study show MEN are victims of DV

http://www.mediaradar.org/media_fact_sheet.php

VAWA Harms African-American Communities

VAWA Harms African-American Communities

STOP I-VAWA

http://www.mediaradar.org/radar_flyers.php

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December 21, 2009

SC bence differs on ‘‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’’

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fighting Legal Terror @ 2:17 pm

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NEW DELHI: The deficiency in the divorce law highlighted by a petition filed by power minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s daughter, Smriti Shinde, is aggravated by conflicting rulings from the Supreme Court on the concept of ‘‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’’.

Though such a ground for divorce is not mentioned in the Hindu Marriage Act or the secular Special Marriage Act, a three-judge bench headed by Justice B N Agrawal granted divorce in 2006 in the Naveen Kohli vs Neelu Kohli case precisely because of irretrievable breakdown of marriage. But early this year, a two-judge bench headed by Justice Markandey Katju refused to grant divorce on that ground in the Vishnu Dutt Sharma vs Manju Sharma case despite the precedent set by a larger bench.

Taking a conservative position, Justice Katju said that since the Hindu Marriage Act was silent on irretrievable breakdown, the court could not ‘‘add such a ground to Section 13 of the act as that would be amending the act, which is a function of the legislature’’.

The more controversial part of Katju’s ruling is the reason he gave for disregarding the 2006 precedent, which is normally binding upon his smaller bench. He made out that the 2006 verdict did not form a precedent because it had failed to take into account the legal position that Parliament had consciously excluded irretrievable breakdown as a ground for divorce.

‘‘A mere direction of the court without considering the legal position is not a precedent,’’ Justice Katju said.

In reality, the judgment delivered by Justice Agrawal’s bench did discuss the lacuna in the divorce law and it had even recommended to Parliament that irretrievable breakdown should be included in the grounds for divorce because of ‘‘the change of circumstances and for covering a large number of cases where the marriages are virtually dead’’.

If Justice Agrawal’s bench could still grant divorce on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown even without legislative reaffirmation, it was because of an activist approach to render justice within the given constraints of law. As the 2006 verdict put it, ‘‘We have been principally impressed by the consideration that once the marriage has broken down beyond repair, it would be unrealistic for the law not to take notice of that fact, and it would be harmful to society and injurious to the interests of the parties.’’

In the 2006 case, the wife had ‘‘resolved to live in agony only to make life a miserable hell’’ for the husband. In a creative interpretation, the court treated the wife’s refusal to let go of the husband despite the irretrievable breakdown as an instance of mental cruelty on her part.

‘‘This type of adamant and callous behaviour leaves no manner of doubt in our mind that the respondent is bent upon treating the appellant with mental cruelty,’’ the court said, while granting divorce on the ground of irretrievable breakdown.

Smriti Shinde’s petition provides an opportunity to dispel the confusion caused by Justice Katju’s attempt to bypass the 2006 precedent.

November 13, 2009

498a helpline

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fighting Legal Terror @ 10:19 am

Helpline  for advice, help and strategy to fight the misuse of 498a, DV Act, Divorce, Child custody, RCR, transfer petition, bail, CrPc 125, Maintenance etc

State District Name Contact email
INDIA
All-over-India Bangalore Suresh P 09880141531 psuresh29@yahoo.com
Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Venkuby Rao 09963399235  
Kurnool Uday R 09731711552 utathi@yahoo.com
Tirupati Rajesh 09945813876  
Anantapur Lokesh 09900570087  
  Vizag  Firoz 09640203860 siff.docs@gmail.com
Assam   Mrs. Gogoi 09435548142  
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Vijay Naru 09810407895 vijaynaru@gmail.com
Niladri 09811052770  
Helpline 09871763056  
Gujrat Rajkot kiran paija 090999 21878 kpaija@gmail.com
Haryana   Shonee Kapoor To be updated soon harassed.by.498a@gmail.com
JK   Vijay 09906907950 vijaiksingh@gmail.com
Karnataka Bangalore Suresh P 09880141531 psuresh29@yahoo.com
Mahesh M 09845448472 mamah85@yahoo.com
     
Gulbarga, Raichur SP Patil 09742684285 somnathpatil@yahoo.co.in
Dharwad Satish 09900293628  
Maharashtra Mumbai Gokul 093221 56141  
Rajasthan Jodhpur Nishat B 09784619178 nishatbharti@yahoo.com
Tamilnadu Erode Krishna 09894103539 luvly.krissy@gmail.com
Chennai Manoj 09840324551  
Suresh 09941012958  
Kalai 09445119559  
Coimbatore Padmanaban 09790019658  
UP Lucknow Yaksh 09793530430  
INTERNATIONAL
USA New Jersey Shankar Reddy 201-772-6688  
UK & Europe   Hardik Mehta 0044-7886 582 816 hardikm007@gmail.com

 

Dear Friends,

We need Volunteers to manage and handle 498a/DV victim calls in different Cities/State. We get many calls per day from 498a/DV victims from various part of the country. We believe victims can get effective help from local guys in his city. Request you to send your contact number which will be published on below websites. Those ready to help victims please mail their contact details (mobile number, email and city) to psuresh29@yahoo.com or mamah85@yahoo.com

Regards

Suresh P

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