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On October 7, 2016, the Law Commission of India released a questionnaire for public opinion on the implementation of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India for all religions. They have asked for certain questions from the public. My thoughts on the subject in a point-wise format together with justifications are given below:   Are you aware that Article 44 of the Constitution of India provides that “the State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India”? Yes No In your View, does this matter require any further initiatives? Yes, I am aware of Article 44 of the constitution of India. Article 44 is ‘The Directive Principle of Stat...
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Tag :Divorce
  October 12, 2016, 10:10 am
Off late there has been a lot of discussion on Marital Rape. Rape is defined as, ‘Any Sexual intercourse without ones consent’. Rape is a deplorable act, within marriage or outside of it. Before we delve deeper into the discussion on rape, lets understand some statistics on it: As we can see in the chart above whopping over 60% of all report rape cases are frivolous and donot stand the test of trial. Even organizations working for the cause of women have realized the gravity and extent of false accusations of rape. They have stated that over 53% cases filed were found to be false and ‘revenge was the motive of filing false cases’. Presently in India, one false rape accusation from a...
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Tag :Misandry
  July 23, 2016, 1:33 pm
Recently the Mumbai family court rejected the claim of a wife for Maintenance from her husband under section 24 of the Hindu Marriage Act (HMA). As per section 24 of the Hindu Marriage Act: Maintenance pendente lite and expenses of proceedings. —Where in any proceeding under this Act it appears to the court that either the wife or the husband, as the case may be, has no independent income sufficient for her or his support and the necessary expenses of the proceeding, it may, on the application of the wife or the husband, order the respondent to pay to the petitioner the expenses of the proceeding, and monthly during the proceeding such sum as, having regard to the petitioner’s own inc...
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Tag :Misandry
  April 3, 2016, 12:47 pm
Men’s Rights a concept which sounds alien in this modern era. We hear so much about rights for various groups, that we have ended up trampling on the most basic fundamental rights for men. Still on the backdrop of patriarchy we keep giving them the short end of the stick and ask them to ‘man up’. Recently in an address in Tedx, the discussion was on Need for Men’s Rights. The speaker very articulately explains the distinction between economic power and decision making power. He explains this concept with the story of Shantanu. Certain parameters can be used as a barometer to measure the health and quality of living of men in the society. Life Expectancy Unnatural Deaths Suicides Ho...
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Tag :Misandry
  October 25, 2015, 4:04 pm
Today a comment was made by one of the ministers that all violence is male generated. It is sad to find such comments coming from ministers of India. Let’s try to analyse the statement backed by facts. Violence can be categorized as: Violence within the house (Domestic Violence) Violence outside the house (Crimes) Domestic Violence: It is a common misnomer that domestic violence is conducted only by men. In the study by Morse, 1995, the researcher came to a conclusion that both men and women are equally likely to assault their partners. In a study conducted by Whitaker DJ, Haileyesus T, Swahn M, Saltzman LS. in 2007, found that in almost 24% of relationship there was some sort of viol...
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Tag :Statistics
  September 14, 2015, 11:28 pm
Does anything else needs to be said…. Let’s Stand Up for a Cause… —- Source: NCRB ...
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Tag :Statistics
  September 10, 2015, 11:13 pm
As per Article 15(3) of the constitution of India a special enabling provision was made towards the upliftment of women – “Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from making any special provision for women and children”, thereby allowing positive for discrimination for women. The reason for insertion of clause 3 to article 15 was that, for centuries, women in India had been socially and economically handicapped. Thereby they were unable to participate in the socio-economic activities of the nation on a footing of equality with their menfolk. This article was to empower them by way of positive discrimination so as to bring about an equality between men and women, gradually redu...
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Tag :Law
  September 7, 2015, 12:26 am
Audi Alteram Partem in simple words means ‘hear the other side’. It is the most fundamental principle of Justice which states that no one ought to be judged without been given an opportunity to be heard. According to Fortescue J.[1], the first hearing in human history was given in the Garden of Eden. His Lordship observed : Even God himself did not pass sentence upon Adam, before he was called upon to make his defense. “Adam”, says God, “Where art thou? Hast thou not eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” These days in the social media trials coupled with an over enthusiastic rush for getting “breaking news”, we have forgotte...
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Tag :Misandry
  August 26, 2015, 12:51 am
This is the part 2 of the previous article titled Higher Education: Gender Biasness Myth. It is been said that women in India are not allowed to study, which is not correct as enumerated by the census data. The fact is quite contrary and completely opposite to the popular belief. Women are promoted more in India for higher education (which is classified as graduation and above). The census data below speaks for itself: Age All India Female – Male Sex Ratio Graduate and above Female – Male Sex Ratio All India Rural Urban Total 943 955 962 939 20-24 935 936 933 25-29 975 980 967 30-34 984 1001 951 35-59 951 966 924 6...
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Tag :Statistics
  August 19, 2015, 11:26 pm
In simple English a sorry is defined as a feeling of sorrow, regret, or penitence. The important word here is, the realization, that the offense one has done is wrong, and due to which one has a feeling of ‘sorrow’. This deep distress or sorrow should engender a feeling of ‘regret’ which ought to lead to ‘repentance’, which is displaying the sorrow and setting things right. ‘Repentance’ involves a commitment to personal change and resolving to live a more responsible and humane life. The word sorry is a very wide word, encompassing sorrow, regret, repentance and ultimately a change in the offender. We come to a question now, why such a topic? W...
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Tag :Law
  April 3, 2015, 9:34 am
I just came across this article titled, Woman booked for ‘raping’ son’s teen pal, wherein it is stated that she spiked the minor boy’ss drink and then raped him (oh! Sorry, rape is a wrong word here. She forced the minor boy to keep physical relationship, as definition of rape does not include forceful intercourse with a male). She also made a video recording of the incident and used to threaten the minor boy with the video recording who was just 16 years of age. It is stated that she also threatened the boy with filing of a false rape complaint against him. Due to the ordeal, the boy lost interest in studies and was unable to mix up in the family, his health deteriorated and his...
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Tag :Law
  April 2, 2015, 11:45 pm
Recently I came across a news article titled, India votes against gay rights for UN employees. The UN had provided certain benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff and a resolution for opposing the benefits was promulgated which was supported by India. And it brings us back to LGBT rights and the infamous section 377 of IPC. On April 15, 2014, the hon’able Supreme Court of India passed a landmark judgement promoting the rights of the Transgender (TG) community in National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India and others (Writ Petition (Civil) no. 400 of 2012). As per para 113 of the judgement: Therefore, gender identification becomes very essential component which is required for en...
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Tag :civil rights
  April 2, 2015, 1:52 pm
Recently I came across a news article titled, India votes against gay rights for UN employees. The UN had provided certain benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff and a resolution for opposing the benefits was promulgated which was supported by India. And it brings us back to LGBT rights and the infamous section 377 of IPC. On April 15, 2014, the hon’able Supreme Court of India passed a landmark judgement promoting the rights of the Transgender (TG) community in National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India and others (Writ Petition (Civil) no. 400 of 2012). As per para 113 of the judgement: Therefore, gender identification becomes very essential component which is required for en...
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Tag :civil rights
  April 2, 2015, 1:52 pm
Note: For Mature Audiences Only. Recently there was a news article that a proposal was to be put before the Supreme Court Panel for legalization of prostitution. The news article can be found here. This has sparked a debate on legalization of the trade. Around 50 countries such as Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece have legalized prostitution and about 11 countries such as Australia, Iceland and India have limited legality. In this article we will discuss the benefits of legalizing prostitution: Reduction in Human Trafficking: Contrary to popular belief, legalizing prostitution may reduce human trafficking and forcing of women into the trade. I will try to explain this with...
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Tag :Law
  November 5, 2014, 9:57 pm
This is Part 2 to the Vaastav Foundation – The Crisis Angels of My Life.  This article is written for Who’s your Crisis Angel? An Indi-Change activity  with http://incrisisrelief.org/ in association with Indiblogger.in You may call Vaastav Foundation Helpline numbers listed below 24×7 in case of distress: Vaastav SIF One Helpline Number: +91- 8882 498 498 The letters written by the survivors are given below as how Vaastav counselorswere their Crisis Angels: Related articles Vaastav Foundation – The Crisis Angels of My Life (standupforacause.wordpress.com) ...
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Tag :#MyCrisisAngel
  October 20, 2014, 9:46 pm
Vaastav Angel saving souls Vaastav Foundation, is an NGO based out of Mumbai working towards equal human rights for both the genders. The organization assists families in distress and crisis who suffer from toxic domestic relationships. They assist people who have suffered false dowry and domestic violence cases. The organization is a part of a network of over 40 NGOs all over India which conducts weekly meetings in over 20 cities. In these meeting they try to create a positive space for men where they can be heard without being judged. Meetings for Vaastav Foundation regularly conducts meetings at Veer Saavarkar Udyan, Borivali-W from 11 am to 2 pm and at Chintamani Deshmukh Garden, Mu...
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Tag :#MyCrisisAngel
  October 19, 2014, 7:24 pm
In the recent landmark judgement by the Apex Court, it was directed that there should not be any automatic arrest for cases under section 498A of the IPC until provisions of Section 41 of Cr.PC are satisfied. Section 498A of the IPC was inserted in the code in 1983 with a backdrop to curb torture of married women by the in-laws for dowry. As per the Supreme Court in B.S. Joshi vs. State of Haryana, the object of introducing Section 498A in the Indian Penal Code was to prevent the torture to a woman by her husband or by relatives of her husband. Section 498A was added with a view to punishing a husband and his relatives who harass or torture the wife to coerce her or her relatives to satisfy ...
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Tag :Misandry
  August 31, 2014, 9:32 pm
As per a HelpAge India report, daughter-in-law emerged as the major abuser of the elderly. Now abuse of a daughter is law in protected under various special laws of the country, whereas no such law is for the elderly. An interesting question arises, can an abused elderly mother-in-law take protection of any law against abuse by her daughter-in-law? We will analyse this question in this article. The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (“Domestic Violence Act”) was enacted by the parliament in 2005 to provide for an effective protection of women who are victims of violence of any kind within the four walls of the house. Therefore the intention of the act was to safeguard women f...
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Tag :Domestic Violence
  August 9, 2014, 11:14 pm
The total number of frivolous cases and acquittals (as a percentage of cases reported) during a year has been consistently over 50%, nearing 70% in a few years and touching 71% for 2003. Such a high number of frivolous cases and acquittals is a very serious concern as the identity of the rape victims were protected who filed the complaints and the accused identity was made public. Presently in India, one accusation from a woman makes the man a criminal, one accusation destroys his career and one accusation drains out his savings on legal recourses for defending himself. The woman gets a public prosecutor (ie. an attorney appointed by the state to fight the case on her behalf). There is no ...
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Tag :Acquittal
  July 30, 2014, 10:59 pm
The burning issue these days is should the Juvenile Rapists be hanged? Photo credit: Wikipedia Let us understand a bit of law for a better grasp of the issue as per Section 83 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) any act committed by a child above 7 years of age and below 12, who has not attained sufficient maturity of understanding to judge of the nature and consequences of his conduct on that occasion is not to be considered as an offence. Therefore, rape if committed by a person over 12 years of age is automatically a crime and a punishable offence. Therefore the reasoning given by proponents of hang the juvenile rapists that such acts are not considered as crime is incorrect. Such acts are con...
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Tag :Capital Punishment
  July 25, 2014, 2:22 am
Below is the chart showing percentage increase of arrests for serious crimes for men and women from 2001 – 2010. ————– Source: NCRB Software for analysis ‘Crime Info’. The detailed article link is The Fairer Criminals ...
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Tag :Statistics
  July 19, 2014, 10:39 pm
Below is the chart showing percentage increase of arrests for serious crimes for men and women from 2001 – 2010. ————– Source: NCRB Software for analysis ‘Crime Info’. The detailed article link is The Fairer Criminals ...
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Tag :Statistics
  July 19, 2014, 10:39 pm
Over the past few days, I have many requests from people wanting to know ‘How to Start a Blog’. For the benefit of all, I am writing this post: What is a Blog? In simple words it is a personal website where people express their views, opinions, concerns or share their experiences. Therefore any short write-up expressing a person’s views on any topic of his / her interest is a blog. Platforms to start your own blog: Many platforms are there for starting a blog where no programming / html skills are required to prepare a webpage. These blogging sites / platforms also give you a free sub-domain, such as standupforacause.wordpress.com; in this case wordpress.com is the domain where...
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Tag :blog
  July 19, 2014, 9:23 pm
I am providing below the graph for decadal incidences of 498A cases: ———— Frivolous Cases are sum of a) cases withdrawn by the govt. during investigation, b) cases withdrawn by the govt, c) cases compounded or withdrawn, d) cases not investigated or in which investigation was refused, e) cases declared false on account of mistake of fact or of law Percentage has been calculated as a percentage of the number of incidents reported during the year Source: NCRB Software for analysis ‘Crime Info’ ...
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Tag :Statistics
  July 18, 2014, 1:55 am
[WARNING! For matured audience only. If you are not above 18 years of age please leave this page] Photo credit: Wikipedia I came across a very interesting ‘Research’ article titled “Sexual Economics, Culture, Men, and Modern Sexual Trends” by Roy F. Baumeister & Kathleen D. Vohs. Roy F. Baumeister is a Francis Eppes Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. Florida. Kathleen D. Vohs is Land O’Lakes Professor of Excellence in Marketing at the University of Minnesota. The article can be found here. Synopsis of the article: The article talks about how the ideas of sex has evolved through time and has primarily come from 2 major field of studies – ...
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Tag :Feminism
  July 16, 2014, 9:28 pm
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