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Petition to ministry of social justice and empowerment, The Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities

To make punishment in Disability Act-2016 for harassing Differently abled u/s 498-A IPC

  1      Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Room. No. 636, 'A', Wing, Shastri Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi - 110001 (India)   2      The Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Sarojini House, 6, Bhagwan Dass Road, New Delhi   Sub: i       Urgent need to incorporate the penal provisions in Disability Act-2016, and to provide protection and adequate safeguards to the differently abled population, from the widespread abuse of the 498-A IPC & Protection of the women from the Domestic Violence Act-2005 ( PWDV Act-2005) and other false cases ii      To conduct an empirical study and to propose the legislation and giving adequate safeguards for giving protection to the Differently-abled  from the Domestic Violence in their shared households   Sir, The undersigned has made online petition on the  “Formation of a National Men’s Rights Commission”  and “Petitioning to obtain reliable data by conducting empirical study on the misuse of the provisions of 498-A IPC”, which was signed & supported with their comments, by over nearly two thousand people across the Country, duly forwarded and sent to the respective Ministries and now are at under-consideration( , name of the supporters and their comments are attached )   2      The undersigned, initially, witting about the problems of the differently abled population, was informed, in his socialized groups/messages on social networking sites, that differently able population, due to their physical limitations, have been facing the worst tormenting, in cases related to the 498-A IPC and Domestic Violence, which was filed with the ulterior motives   3      It has been stated that In India, as per the 2011 statistics, there are more than 2.68 crore disabled people across India and majority of them face constant harassment, abuse, and discrimination even within their families   4      The alarming misuse of the 498-A IPC, which the Central Government admitted in its various advisories, as well as, by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India too observed in its various and recent Judgments, has led to harassment of a large number of the innocent men and their families. It has also been asserted that Differently abled men stand unshielded and easily assailable to the extortion and legal terrorism forcing them to pay out huge money in the name of settlement with the estranged married woman who or her family are the complainants   5      The legislative provisions, which though are enacted with good intentions, are most vulnerable to differently abled man are as follows: i)      Section 498-A IPC:         “498A. Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty.—Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be pun­ished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine. Explanation.—For the purpose of this section, “cruelty” means— (a) any wilful conduct which is of such a nature as is likely to drive the woman to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health (whether mental or physical) of the woman; or (b) harassment of the woman where such harassment is with a view to coercing her or any person related to her to meet any unlawful demand for any property or valuable security or is on account of failure by her or any person related to her to meet such demand.”   ii      THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Act, 2005              Section 2(q)     “respondent” means any adult male person who is, or has been, in a domestic relationship with the aggrieved person and against whom the aggrieved person has sought any relief under this Act: Provided that an aggrieved wife or female living in a relationship in the nature of a marriage may also file a complaint against a relative of the husband or the male partner.         Section 19. Residence orders.— (1)   While disposing of an application under sub‑section (1) of section 12, the Magistrate may, on being satisfied that domestic violence has taken place, pass a residence order— (a)   restraining the respondent from dispossessing or in any other manner disturbing the possession of the aggrieved person from the shared household, whether or not the respondent has a legal or equitable interest in the shared household; (b)   directing the respondent to remove himself from the shared household; (c)    restraining the respondent or any of his relatives from entering any portion of the shared household in which the aggrieved person resides; (d)   restraining the respondent from alienating or disposing of the shared household or encumbering the same; (e)   restraining the respondent from renouncing his rights in the shared household except with the leave of the Magistrate; or (f)    directing the respondent to secure same level of alternate accommodation for the aggrieved person as enjoyed by her in the shared household or to pay rent for the same, if the circumstances so require: Provided that no order under clause (b) shall be passed against any person who is a woman. Section 22 Compensation orders.— In addition to other reliefs as may be granted under this Act, the Magistrate may on an application being made by the aggrieved person, pass an order directing the respondent to pay compensation and damages for the injuries, including mental torture and emotional distress, caused by the acts of domestic violence committed by that respondent. Section 23. Power to grant interim and ex parte orders.— (1) In any proceeding before him under this Act, the Magistrate may pass such interim order as he deems just and proper. (2) If the Magistrate is satisfied that an application prima facie discloses that the respondent is committing, or has committed an act of domestic violence or that there is a likelihood that the respondent may commit an act of domestic violence, he may grant an ex parte order on the basis of the affidavit in such form, as may be prescribed, of the aggrieved person under section 18, section 19, section 20, section 21 or, as the case may be, section 22 against the respondent.    6      The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in ARNESH KUMAR VERSUS STATE OF BIHAR & ANR. CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 1277 OF 2014 (SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CRL.) No.9127 of 2013) Date: 2 July 2014 has observed “The rate of charge-sheeting in cases under Section 498A, IPC is as high as 93.6%, while the conviction rate is only 15%, which is lowest across all heads. As many as 3,72,706 cases are pending trial of which on current estimate, nearly 3,17,000 are likely to result in acquittal”   7      CONSEQUENCES OF FILING FALSE 498-A & DV CASE AGAINST THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED PEOPLE (i)                The differently abled man/woman, being the relative of the Husband, is most vulnerable to these provisions, has to face the criminal trial, in 498-A IPC case, and Court Proceedings, in DV Case, merely at the instance of the complaint filed by the Wife/married woman, mostly, at the home town of the married woman (ii)               The differently abled, after the registering of the FIR in their name and in order to avoid arrest, has to run and seek for the Anticipatory Bail from the Court of Sessions or the High Court of the respective State. Though the Hon’ble Supreme Court, issued certain guidelines, in the Arnesh Kumar Case( supra), but still, some states, especially Bihar & Jharkhand states, denied and rejected Bail Applications to the Men, concomitant the husband who could be the differently abled has to face the pretrial imprisonment for several weeks or even for months. The 498-A IPC, invariably, do not discriminate and give any concession to the differently abled, as result they too have to follow the same strenuous legal recourse i.e. Anticipatory Bail and then regular bail , in order to seek their liberty (iii)             The differently abled, despite having physical and other limitations, for seeking bail has to run from pillar to post and has to face the severe harassment, if the false case has been  filed in the remote or in distant areas, which, often, has also the  home town of the married woman (iv)             The filing of the charge-sheet by police, in the 498-A, as per the N.C.R.B data and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide in its judgment in Arnesh Kumar case, is the highest among the other sections of the IPC . As result, the differently abled people, like another family, have to face the criminal trial, at the jurisdiction where the FIR has been lodged against them (v)               The criminal trial, irrespective where it has been instituted, in 498-A case, runs for several years, which on an average could range from 5 years to 20 years. The accused differently abled, in case if not exempted for appearance by the Court, has to remain present on each and every day of the hearing, and if s/he, inadvertently, missed any date, then non-bailable warrant may be served on the differently abled people, who are made as an accused (vi)             Even after acquittal, the differently abled people have to face appeal against acquittal, an another case initiated against them, as result, they again have to face the criminal appeal against acquittal (vii)            The 498-A case, as per the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in its various previous judgments such as Preeti Gupta Vs State of Jharkahand, discerned that these case has been filed , on the spur of the moment for taking revenge against the husband and his family members (viii)          Like 498-A case, the Persons with special needs & differently abled have to face the Proceedings in the Domestic Violence Act( PWDV Act-2005). There is no legislation in DV Act which gives any protection to the differently abled person who is arrayed as “Respondent” by the estranged wives or the woman   8       IMPACT OF FILING FALSE 498-A CASE & DV CASES ON DIFFERENTLY ABLED PEOPLE (i)                Though it’s not based on any empirical study but like common individuals, the differently abled people, who are trapped under fake 498-A & DV cases, has to face the anger, frustration, depression, lack of interest,  loss of mental peace. Due to Physical restrictions, their  emotional disturbance problems increased which is fatal to their health, mind, and body (ii)               Differently abled, who are in employment, and due to false cases, often results in losing their jobs, damaging their employment and promotional prospects which escalate their financial constraints (iii)             The marriage prospects of the Differently abled people, who are facing the criminal and civil proceedings, are often damaged as result they feel deprivation of their spouses, especially who are at the marriageable age (iv)             The frequency of filing false cases among the family having the differently abled are much more than average families as result they are shunned and neglected by their own families (v)               Persons with the disabilities, under the PWDV Act-2005, can be evicted from the “shared house”, at the instance of complaint made by the “Applicant”, and hence the rights of the differently abled people remain jeopardized (vi)             Because of the physical and sensory limitations, the differently abled people are much prone and vulnerable to the violence caused by his or her in laws   9      CURRENT SCENARIO: (i)                The current provisions Disability Act-2016, in the light of the type and the nature of the harassment faced by them, are not the sufficient and have the  adequate measures for the protection of their welfare and interests of the differently abled, especially who are trapped and acquitted from the false cases (ii)               The 498-A IPC and PWDV Act-2005 does not discriminate between the differently abled from the others and hence, no concession is made under the Cr.P.C and the other civil proceedings and, thus, differently abled people are placed on the same footings as with the other individuals, in facing the criminal and civil litigations filed by his or her in laws (iii)             Because there are insufficient provisions on filing false cases, especially on marriage related & Domestic laws, against the differently abled individuals,  encourages the wrong doer to play with the law till they completely ruined the life of the differently abled people for their personal gains (iv)             Thus, in the absence of the deterrent laws for the welfare of the differently abled, the very purpose of the social and justice and empowerment for the differently abled people cannot be achieved. The differently abled people, too,  have a right to live with the human dignity which is well defined under the constitution of India (v)               There is no legislation which protects the Differently abled Individuals from the Domestic Violence caused by his/or her in laws and their relatives   10     Thus, in the light of the above submissions, and in order to protect the misuse of the laws, filing and threatening to file fake cases against the differently abled and their families may be punishable under the Rights of the persons with the Disability Act-2016, which will give differently abled people an equal opportunity to live the life with dignity   Thanking you, Yours Sincerely YOGESH MAHAJAN & OTHERS SIGNED APPLICANTS              

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Petition to Ministry of Home, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Law, National Crime Record Bureau

To obtain reliable data by conducting empirical study on misuse of provisions of 498-A IPC

  1 Ministry of Home AffairsNorth BlockCentral SecretariatNewDelhi110001 2 Ministry of Law and Justice,4th Floor, A-Wing,Shastri Bhawan, NewDelhi110001 3 National Crime Record BureauEast Block-7, R.K. Puram, NewDelhi-110066 SUB: Petitioning to obtain reliable data by conducting empirical study on the misuse of the provisions of 498-A IPCJUDICIAL DECISIONS:1 The Hon’ble Supreme court of India in Preeti Gupta vs. State of Jharkhand, AIR 2010 SC 3363 the Supreme Court observed that “serious relook of the entire provision is warranted by the Legislature. It is a matter of common knowledge that exaggerated versions of the incident are reflected in a large number of complaints. The tendency of over-implication is also reflected in a very large number of cases”.“It is a matter of common knowledge that exaggerated versions of the incidents are reflected in a large number of complaints”. The Court took note of the common tendency to implicate husband and all his immediate relations. The Supreme Court directed the Registry to send a copy of the judgment to the Law Commission and Union Law Secretary so that appropriate steps may be taken in the larger interests of society” 2 In Sushil Kumar Sharma v. UOI (2005), the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India held that “It may, therefore, become necessary for the Legislature to find out ways how the makers of frivolous complaints or allegations can be appropriately dealt with”, it was observed. It was also observed that “by misuse of the provision, a new legal terrorism can be unleashed”. 3 Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in ARNESH KUMAR VERSUS STATE OF BIHAR & ANR. CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 1277 OF 2014 (SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CRL.) No.9127 of 2013) Date: 2 July 2014 has observed “The rate of charge-sheeting in cases under Section 498A, IPC is as high as 93.6%, while the conviction rate is only 15%, which is lowest across all heads. As many as 3,72,706 cases are pending trial of which on current estimate, nearly 3,17,000 are likely to result in acquittal” 243rd Law Commission Report:4 The abovesaid judgment of Preeti Gupta (Supra) resulted in the 243rd Report of the Law Commission of India which was submitted on 30th August, 2012.243th Report of Law Commission of India Dated 30Th August 2012 too emphasized that there is no empirical data produced by the Govt to reveal the extent how long it will be misused 1.3 Several enactments and provisions have been brought on the statute book during the last two or three decades to address the concerns of liberty, dignity and equal respect for women founded on the community perception that women suffer violence or deprived of their constitutional rights owing to several social and cultural factors. Meaningful debates and persuasions have led to these enactments. The insertion of Section 498A IPC is one such move and it penalizes offensive conduct of the husband and his relatives towards the married woman. The provision together with allied provisions in Cr. P.C. are so designed as to impart an element of deterrence. In course of time, a spate of reports of misuse of the section by means of false / exaggerated allegations and implication of several relatives of the husband have been pouring in. Though there are widespread complaints and even the judiciary has taken cognizance of large scale misuse, there is no reliable data based on an empirical study as regards the extent of the alleged misuse. There are different versions about it and the percentage of misuse given by them is based on their experience or ipse dixit, rather than ground level study 11. Diagnosis of the problem and reasonable solution 11.1 That Section 498A has been misused in many instances admits of no doubt. This has been taken judicial notice of in several cases. The Parliamentary Committee has also adverted to this aspect. The inputs received by the Law Commission and the representations made to the Home Ministry also confirm this fact. However, there is no reliable data to reveal the extent of abuse or misuse. The data/information reveals that urban and educated women are mostly coming forward to file the complaints under this section. The data also reveals that in most of the cases, apart from the husband, two of his relations (especially in-laws) are being prosecuted…………. N.C.R.B5 On seeing the NCRB data, Police register the cases under section 498-A IPC which has been escalating year by year and charge sheeting rate is 93.6% Cruelty by husband or his relatives (Sec. 498-A IPC)YEARS CASES REGISTERED2009 89,5462010 94,041 2011 99,135 2012 1,06,527 2013 1,18,866 Disposal Of IPC Crime Cases By Police During 2012Crime Head CRUELTY BY HUSBAND OR HIS RELATIVES (Sec. 498A IPC)3 Total No. Of Cases For Investigation Including Pending Cases from previous year 147329 4 Cases Withdrawn By Govt. 6135 No.Of Cases in which Investigation was refused 155 6 No. Of Cases Charge Found False / Mistake O Fact Or Law Etc. 102357 No. Of Cases Final Report True Submitted 59808 No. Of Cases Charge Sheets Submitted 87633 9 Total {(6)+(7)+(8)} 10384810 No of the case pending Investigation at the end of the year 4326 Charge sheeting rate: 93.6% 6 The following suicide cases which have been committed by married men during the last 9 years, which has been reported by National Crime Record Bureau, Ministry of Home AffairsNumber of Suicide Victims by “Married” Marital StatusYEAR MEN WOMEN 2013 64098 294912012 63343 319212011 62433 32582 2010 61453 317542009 58192 313002008 57639 302242007 57593 300642006 55452 29869 2005 52483 28188 The above data clearly reflects that suicides cases among the married men have been increasing every year. Yet nothing has done on any reliable study about the misuse of the provisions of Indian law, causing suicides to married men 7 It has also been held by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India as well as Law Commission of India, that most of that in many instances, complaints under s.498A were being filed with an oblique motive to wreck personal vendetta. The Law Commission, in the absence of reliable data based on empirical study, could not pass any substantiated recommendations for the abuse of 498-A. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India didn't make interference with legal provisions, while disposing of the petition of Sushil Kumar (Supra), recommending Legislature to find out ways how the makers of frivolous complaints or allegations can be appropriately dealt with. The Ministry of Home Affairs in compliance to the Arnesh Kumar Judgment, issued third advisories dated 11 June 2014, to the Chief Secretaries, to implement the guidelines for compliance of section 41 Cr.P.C & curbing arbitrarily arrests in 498-A I.P.C related cases but no steps have been made for conducting empirical study for obtaining reliable data for its misuse of 498-A IPC9 Due to rise of FIR/complaints, high rate of filing charge sheets, high pendency of the cases in courts for trial, it’s now equal essential that reliable data based on empirical study, also need to be required for serving the purpose of criminal jurisprudence as well as for the protection of the fundamental rights of the individuals, and their relatives who has falsely been roped in cases, and languished in courts for years at distance place from their home town Regards(Signatures and supporters from groups along with names and comments attached)Need for Men rights Commission,498-A victims,Stop Misuse of Biased laws, Men's Rights Association of India   NEWS PAPER CLIPPINGS/MEDIA REPORTS SHOWING HARASSED MEN COMMITTED SUICIDES   I  Marital problems may have driven Buxar DM Mukesh Pandey to suicide: Family Updated: Aug 11, 2017 23:16 IST  Hindustan Times District magistrate of Buxar in Bihar, Mukesh Pandey (29), was found dead on the railway tracks in Ghaziabad on Thursday night. Family, friends and colleagues, who arrived in Ghaziabad following the suicide by the 2012 batch Bihar cadre IAS officer, said they were shocked     II    'Wife responsible for IPS officer's suicide'        TNN | Sep 10, 2018, 10:50 IST   III      Ranchi: Tortured by daughter-in-law, five members of a family end life in a ‘suicide pact Ranchi | Published:October 9, 2016 7:15 pm The police said that, prima facie, it seemed to be a case of suicide pact between the family members, who were feeling tortured and threatened by the daughter-in-law of the former Army doctor.   IV              Harassed by wife, man ends life Pune Mirror | Oct 18, 2016, 02.30 AM IST Couple — married in December last year — was having constant arguments; police recover suicide note accusing the woman of torture V     पत्नी से तंग आकर पति ने किया सुसाइड, लिखा- हर महिला मासूम नहीं होती        “If Government & society make some laws in favor of men they can save some innocent life. Female are not innocent every time usually they take advantage of laws and collect sympathies to fulfill their dreams…..” The above alleged suicide note was written by Dinesh, software engineer, who allegedly commits suicide due to alleged harassment made by his wife and her in laws. It was also alleged that his wife and in laws is demanding Rs 15 lakhs and monthly maintenance and his in laws were also threatening to implicate in false dowry harassment case The husband, Dinesh could not bear this mental stigma & torture and committed suicide by hanged himself   The News is available at the Following Link Bhaskar news Jul 01, 2016, 16:36 PM IST   The Video is available at the following link Software engineer from Jodhpur hangs himself to death, alleges wife for false dowry case. Zee News   VI   Kapurthala man ends life after blaming wife, in-laws in online video     HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kapurthala |  Updated: Sep 01, 2016 11:22 IST Sultanpur Lodhi man (28) committed suicide on Tuesday evening by consuming poison after posting a video on a social-networking website to blame his NRI (non-resident Indian) wife and in-laws.   The Video is available at the following link     VII  Advocate commits suicide in the Supreme Court Premises        धमकी से परेशान वकील ने सुप्रीम कोर्ट में की आत्महत्या        Published date: Friday, 22 July 2016, Time: 08:36 P.M IST   VIII Judge tries to commit suicide in DelhiBy NewsX Bureau |      Friday, July 22, 2016 - 16:12 First Published | Friday, July 22, 2016 - 16:12   New Delhi: An additional district judge (ADJ) at the Dwarka court tried to commit suicide on Friday. As per sources, the judicial officer was allegedly under depression after he was accused of the molestation. The judge, who resides with his family in the residential area of Karkardooma Court, tried to commit suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. The judge had been undergoing depression after a woman posted at the Dwarka Court made molestation allegations against him. The judge was earlier posted as the additional session’s judge at the Karkardooma Court.   IX   Man from Mumbai committed suicide after allegedly unable to bear the torture from his wife and his inlaws. The man was allegedly framed in dowry case. Before hanging he made video on his mobile and blamed his wife and his inlaws for his death मैं मरने जा रहा हूं... मेरी मौत के जिम्मेदार बीवी, साली और सास हैं! Posted on: June 13, 2016 07:38 AM IST | Updated on: June 13, 2016 07:49 AM IST   X     Woman threaten husband and wife commit suicide : Mother and son allegedly commit suicide over threat and blackmailing made by wife पंजाबः बहु से परेशान पति और सास ने की आत्महत्या भाषा [Edited by: परवेज़ सागर] | जालंधर, 05 जुलाई 2016 | अपडेटेड 17:10 IST XI   Doctor ‘kills self’ inside car in Noida parking lotPolice said Deepak Bhati, a resident of Sector 15 in Noida, had sent a text message from his phone to his brother, an MBBS student, around 3 pm.Express News Service Noida Published:Jul 4, 2016, 3:54   XII  2015-05-03: Man Killed himself over harsh laws in the name of protecting woman Name, Age & Place of the Victim:  Desh Raj, 25 years, Govindpuri The complete news is available in the following Link   XIII  2015-05-19 Man sets himself fire at Police station Name, Age & Place of the Victim:   34 years man, Gurgaon The complete news is available in the following Link   XIV 2015-05-04 : Sirsa man sets himself ablaze before in-laws' house Name, Age & Place of the Victim:  Vinod Kumar, 32, Sirsa, Haryana The complete news is available in the following Link   XV   2015-05-06 : Before ending life, man uploads video blaming wife, in-laws Name, Age & Place of the Victim:   Manoj Kumar, 27 year old, Peon in Private Bank, Ludhiyana, Punjab The complete news is available in the following Link   XVI 2015-06-05 : Doctor Commited Suicide Because of Domestic Problems Name, Age & Place of the Victim:   Dr. Ramesh Arora, 45, Doctor, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan The complete news is available in the following Link   XVII 2015-06-26 Teacher accused in Dowry Harassment case, ends life in Police Custody Name, Age & Place of the Victim:   Zakir Husain, Teacher, Chandoli The complete news is available in the following Link                                                                     XVIII     2015-02-08 : Suicide after fight with WIFE Name, Age & Place of the Victim: Deepak, 34, Auto Driver, Indore, M.P.. The complete news is available in the following Link   XIX Ex army man consumes poison in the court in Miyapur (Hyderabad) The deceased was facing Domestic Violence case initiated by his wife   XX   PSI shoots himself dead with service revolver Nov 20, 2009, 03.08AM IST Page 1 of 4 AMRAVATI: A police sub inspector, presently posted at Akola Control Room, shot himself with his service revolver in the wee hours of Thursday at Amravati. On Wednesday night, at around 1.50am, Datir shot himself with his service revolver and died on the spot. Sources said that he had a dispute with his wife, who had lodged a complaint against him in 2006 at Akola police station.  . XXI Treated cruelty by wife, techie ends life DECCAN HERALD Last updated: 12 August, 2009 Allegedly hounded by a greedy and cruel wife, who was fully supported by her parents, a 32-year-old techie ended his life by consuming a full bottle of anti-depressant tablets here on Monday. Shubhankar Katyayan was married to Nandini, 27, also a software engineer, for the past two years. Their marriage was registered and solemnised here. Although the two hailed from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, they had been working in Bangalore after their arranged marriage.   XXII       Hyderabad professor killed sons before ending his life The author has posted comments on this article TNN | Oct 7, 2014, 03.54AM IS HYDERABAD: .Guruprasad, 44, an assistant professor at ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Donthanapally, had committed suicide by jumping in front of a train near James Street railway station on Saturday afternoon. Guruprasad and his wife Suhasini got divorced in 2013. On Saturday morning, he went to Suhasini's house at Anandbagh in Malkajgiri to visit his two sons, Vittal Virinchi, 9, and Nanda Vihari, 5. He took the boys out at 9am and was supposed to drop them at their mother's place by 1pm XXIII     Primary School teacher accused of dowry harassment commits suicide in Police custody   XXIV      Senior Medical Officer accused of dowry   harrasment commits suicide at Ansol Distict of West Bengal   XXV 07/07/2013 The Times of India Women named in  dowry harassment jump before train Depressed over a case of dowry harassment lodged against them, a woman and her 30-year-old daughter committed suicide by jumping before a train in Bikaner on Saturday. The case had been registered by the woman's daughter-in-law last month XXVI: Man commits suicide, blames wife, in-laws in note               16 Feb 2018, The Hindu  

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Petition to Telangana Chief Minister (CMO Telangana), K T Rama Rao, Sabitha Indra Reddy, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, Navin Mittal

Save Kamala Nehru Polytechnic For Women College (KNPW)

Save Kamala Nehru Polytechnic For Women College (KNPWC) #SaveKNPW Kamala Nehru Polytechnic For Women College (KNPWC) in Hyderabad,Telangana is Asia’s first Women's Polytechnic College is now being planned to convert it to a private engineering college due to lack of funds (as cited by the management). What the KNPW alumni and students feared that would probably happen became true when the college name was missing from the list of states polytechnic colleges for the academic year 2021-2022 released by the Telangana Department of Education. Before going into complete details of the present issue we would like to share some interesting facts related to KNPWC. • As mentioned earlier, Kamala Nehru Polytechnic For Women College (KNPWC) is the Asia’s first Women’s Polytechnic College established by the Exhibition Society in the month of June, 1961. • Late Sri Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, former Prime Minister of India laid the Foundation Stone on 19th July, 1962. • The spacious and beautiful building was inaugurated by Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, Former Prime Minister of India on 23rd June, 1966. • On successful completion of very satisfactory and excellent growth of 25 years the institution was privileged to celebrate Silver Jubilee Celebrations inaugurated by Late Sri Rajiv Gandhi, Former Prime Minister of India on 26th November, 1987. • On successful completion of 50 years, this Polytechnic has also celebrated its Golden Jubilee Celebrations on 2nd March, 2013. • Every year approximately 1500 girl/women students qualify several polytechnic courses from KNWPC. The fees levied on students is nominal which can be afforded by the students from under privileged and economical weaker sections. The college offers all facilities to students such as laboratories, playground, including hostel for students. The following courses are offered by Kamala Nehru Polytechnic For Women College (KNPWC) 1.  DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (DCE)  - 3 YEARS  - 50 Seats 2.  DIPLOMA IN ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING (DECE) - 3 YEARS-  50+10 SF Seats 3.  DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANTSHIP (DAA)  - 3 YEARS - 60 Seats 4.  DIPLOMA IN COMMERCIAL & COMPUTER PRACTICE (DCCP) - 3 YEARS - 60 Seats 5.  DIPLOMA IN GARMENT TECHNOLOGY (DGT) - 3 YEARS - 30 - Seats 6.  DIPLOMA IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT & CATERING TECHNOLOGY (DHMCT) - 3 YEARS - 30 Seats 7. DIPLOMA IN PHARMACY (DPH) - 2 YEARS - 50+10 SF - Seats           II SELF FINANCE COURSES : 8 DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING (DCME) - 3 YEARS - 60 SF - Seats The college will no more be offering aided courses as it has applied for closure of five courses and decided to run remaining four courses as self-financed courses. The five courses to be discontinued include Garment Technology (DGT), Hotel Management & Catering Technology (DHMCT), Pharmacy (DPH), Commercial and Computer Practice (DCCP) and Architectural Assistantship (DAA). One of the oldest and prestigious colleges of our KNWPC, which was established exclusively for the welfare of women where hundreds of girls from economically weaker, marginalised communities have graduated, to promote literacy rate among women, to encourage girl students to pursue careers in engineering and other streams is being privatised. As per Dhiraj Kumar Jaiswal, Secretary of Exhibition Society, stated that they are forced to convert aided courses into self-financed courses due to financial constraints. He also quoted that they are ready to run the college, but only if the Telangana State Govt continues to provide financial assistance in paying salaries to contract lecturers. We, the Students and alumni of KNPWC allege that the exhibition society, is trying to shut down the college and start a private engineering college in its place. Reason for the allegation is that the society on one hand has applied and received a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from State board of technical education and training to stop the aided courses; on the other hand they have also applied for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to convert / upgrade KNPWC as a private engineering college from JNTU (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad ). By citing financial constraints as reason, exhibition society took the decision to convert KNWPC to a private college. However, exhibition society conducts an annual consumer exhibition (Numaish) in Hyderabad, Telangana state every year in the month of January and February. Through this exhibition the society is earning approximately 10 to 15 Croresof Rupees. We along with the faculty members question the society that where these funds are being utilised. Instead we suggest the society to use that finances to run the college which approximately require 5 crores per annum. Telangana Government spent Rs. 5993 crores for Shadi Mubarak & Kalyana Lakshmi schemes and Rs.1102 crores on Bathukamma Sarees since 2015. Education is a better gift than a saree or a lump sum amount for marriage for a girl child. Every girl needs to be educated enough to fight the odds of society. So, we the girl students and alumni of KNWPC along with other supporting Student Organisations, (SFI, AIDSO, AISF, ABVP ), social activists, educationalists, women organisations, like minded support groups demand Telangana Government to provide financial support to restore the good old days to KNWPC which produced brilliant engineers, architects, politicians, fashion designers and self –reliant women citizens to India over the last six decades. Even we are trying hard to gather the support from all political parties, Women Organisations , student organisations, social activists to save KNWPC from privatisation/commercialisation. In this process we Alumni could gather the support of Danasari Seethakka, MLA (Mulugu Constituency). Kamala Nehru Polytechnic Parirakshna Committee Members, Ch.Prameela (convenor-KNPPC) and E.Hemalatha (KNPPC member) met minister KTR garu and submitted memorandum regarding the conversion of Kamala Nehru Polytechnic college from govt. aided into a self financing one and its serious repercussions on poor & backward women's education. He promised that he will look into the matter. Smt.P. Vijaya reddy garu (khairatabad corporator) also requested him to take necessary steps to commence admissions for this academic year into the aided courses. Swati Maniputri (alumni, KNWPC), along with PDSU Leaders met Sabitha Indra Reddy, Minister for State Education and presented the memorandum and requested her support. She has extended her support and also assured to extend her help in all possible ways. Mere lack of funds should not be the reason for closing of prestigious KNWPC which has trained so many polytechnic diploma professionals. Instead, the government should have taken an initiative to provide funds to the college with better facilities which would bring honour to state and even nation as well. We as Students and Alumni of KNWPC request K. Chandra Sekhar Rao (KCR), Honourable Chief Minister, Telangana State and Mrs. Sabitha Indra Reddy, Honorable Minister for Education, Telangana State to look into this matter and take an initiative to save the Prestigious Kamala Nehru Women’s Polytechnic College from being shut down. Save Kamala Nehru Polytechnic For Women College (KNWP) #SaveKNWP

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