THE LATEST JUDGEMENT ON DOWRY SYSTEM
Coming to the latest move by Supreme Court regarding the dowry system, there are no provisions to stop misuse of this law by the police and by the women (by making a false complaint). Should the affected man go for quashing of the FIR only after being arrested and remanded ? What if he is proven notguilty? Won't the arrest and remand qualify as illegal detention?
In my opinion, an FIR shouldn't be normally filed. The husband should be given a chance to contest his side before getting arrested.
“There should be gender justice for women as dowry has a chilling effect on marriage on the one hand and on the other, there is right to life and personal liberty of the man," the bench had said while reserving its verdict. The plea also suggested that out of the three members in family welfare committees, at least two of them should be women and one should have Masters in social work. It had also suggested recording of facts at the time of counselling and considering economic status of the parties contesting the case.
TALAQ, TALAQ, TALAQ
Making instant Triple Talaq a criminal offence is definitely a welcome decision and a boon to women who have been struggling this menace since time immemorial in a male dominated society. Congress, BSP and TC should definitely support this in Rajya Sabha and allow this ordinance to become a law.
With the ordinance, the government has cleared the decks and criminalised the act of pronouncing triple talaq, declaring it void and illegal. Any Muslim man now convicted of the same could attract a three-year jail term and a fine.
The new law, however, has safeguards, including the provision for bail to an accused before the start of the trial. Enabling the husband to get bail before trial through court is also another welcome measure.
It is a right step in the right direction and exploitation of Indian Muslim girls must come down.
One can’t deny that it is a nice move by the Union cabinet to protect the dignity of Muslim ladies who often got harassed mentally and physically by such instant practises. Let’s hope that all political parties rise above politics and dispense justice to these women.
Much ado about nothing. All that it needs is a universal law saying that divorce can only be granted by the judicial system and in no other way.if someone really wants to get separated or divorce his wife, he can go through the proper procedures of divorce.
It seems like our politicians have a habit of criminalising everything instead of making reasonable laws and letting the society heal itself. If the Islamic women don't want this relief, they can come out in the open and reject the offer?
INDIA’S METOO MOVEMENT
In the lighter vie, the # Metoo campaigns spells a disaster for the ongoing love affairs and the extramarital affairs. Women in the affair will always have an edge here since they don't have to go to the court. On the other side, men will have to stop seeking women, as is widely publicised in each of the dating sites all across the world. So why do women sign up here is they don't want to copulate while the date is on.
Although the stigma of getting on the # Metoo strikes both the sides. Even the female gets the brunt of the society, hence to think that its one sided is a folly. She also exposes herself to the fatality of the social stigma which comes for the man. Men in any case are branded. Its well known that they will approach any women and more so a willing women. So that's no big deal. But for the woman to come out and express herself also lands her in to some trouble later in the career, at home and with the friends.
Surely her current boyfriend will have to be careful for the want of the woman not going that extra last mile, on the date which fundamentally should be a romantic interlude.
Surely, the #Metoo is exploring the emotions of a very small group of women. Maybe it’s their careers or personal lives which are at stake but no matter what it takes a lot of guts to speak out and they should be hailed as heroes.
The #Metoo movement is what the readers and viewers need to watch. A notice is generally sent by the aggrieved party ( men or man) to the alleger and then the court rounds begin. In a country like India where any investigation and judgement takes a very long time, justice delayed will usually be justice denied. However, it seems to be a great forum for those whose intentions and privacy were both breached.