Fake Cases Against Men in India
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Fake Dowry charge, False Rape charge, False Domestic Violence charge, Fake Cruelty charge....and the list goes on....innumerable charges, innumerable sections of IPC. These are enough to destroy a person's life, liberty, dignity, peace of mind and in some cases, livelihood. Allow me to tell you an incident, that i read somewhere:
"A person X was married on May 2013 but developed an estranged relationship with his wife merely three months and a few days, after tying the knot.The sole reason was, that the wife and her family did not want that the parents of the husband should live in the common house.
The wife went to her place and, along with her family, started threatening the husband and his family, of grave consequences. Firstly, they themselves threatened as much as they can, then they start spreading foul stories amongst the relatives of the husbands family, then they reached to the society, to mount pressure on the husband and his family, then they moved to court, seeking a "restitution of conjugal rights" i.e. to pressurise the husband, via judiciary, to surrender to their evil-demands, and finally filed a bunch of false cases, that includes, dowry harassment, domestic violence, cruelty, harassment, etc. etc.
It took heavy toll upon the physical condition, emotional condition, economical state, social standing and career plan of the husband. His family, that included his "post by-pass surgery" father, suffered a lot. But the conditions of the wife and her family was so "unethical" and their approach was so "ruthless and inhumane" that the poor boy decided to fight back.
The girl's family was, interestingly, belonged/affiliated to a political party, that was in power, in the state and also in the country. The girl and her family had the illusion that they are above the law and they can do whatever they want to, by hook or by crook. Along with this, they were armed with the laws, that Indian Judicial system has given to them. They ruthlessly harassed the boy and his family as much as they can.
Eventually, Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Triumphs), the Indian judiciary found the husband innocent and granted him divorce from the brutal wife. But during the course of the battle, the poor boy lost heavily and that too without having an iota of fault".
This is the sorry state of affairs, very common in our country. Fake cases are the weapons extensively used by women to blow men out.
- 84.4% - Acquittal Rate in 498A cases
- 73.4% - Acquittal Rate in Rape cases
- 82% - Acquittal Rate in Dowry Death cases
(Data from http://www.shoneekapoor.com/ )
The above data is just the tip of the iceberg of the atrocities that men are facing in the current judicial system of India. Women, especially wives (of course evil-minded ones) are making the laws, a potent weapon against their husbands to make them "fall into their lines". These pseudo-feminist women use the laws as the GUN-POINT and make men follow "My way or JAIL-WAY (Highway is old-fashioned now)" diktat.
Friends, I m not saying that the laws for the safety and security of women should not be made, but I m highly concerned of their misuse. The life of the poor, wrongly accused person is devastated so badly than in numerous cases, that man decides to even commit suicide.
I m not asking to weaken or dilute the laws, that are there for women, but to make a law, that if, I repeat, IF, the allegations are found to be faux or fake, then the woman filing the fake case would be equally punished.
Suppose, a woman files a 498A case (7 years rigorous imprisonment) and the court finds it to be FAKE, then the woman should be sentenced the equal punishment, that she was asking for, 7 years, rigorous imprisonment, without any mercy!!
If the courts will start doing this, around 80% fake cases will be taken back within the blink of an eye!!
The Indian Judiciary should give this message to the society, that if there exists laws and sections for the protection of women, then there also exists
- Article 14: Equality before the law and equal protection of the laws.
- Article 15: Prohibition of discrimination against any citizen on the basis of religion, race, caste, SEX, place of birth or any of them
- Article 21: No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty
PS 1: It is the Principle of justice that punishment should be commensurate to the crime. In cases of false cases, the person filing the false case should be deemed to have committed the offence and awarded the maximum punishment prescribed for such offence without the possibility of any clemency. Only such provisions can act as meaningful deterrence against filing false cases---Contributed by Shri Monon Dasgupta
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