Hope All are happy to see this News. Maybe some of you searching in newspaper all in vain to find this news. This will be published soon…?
Many of us desperately waiting for this Good News….
All want change…! Right? Before sending Real news, PLEASE read this.
All Wanted to DV (Domestic violence Act) to be made Gender neutral. You wanted to replace word “SPOUSE” instead Husband.
All Wanted to IPC 498A, to Amend as “BURDON OF PROOF LIES ON ACCUSER“.
All Wanted to in Dowry Prohibition Act, Dowry Giver also to be Punished…. RIGHT ?
But, think again
Have you spend single minute to do something for this….?
Have you give / Donate Single paise for Banners or any expenses for any Dharna or Meet ?
Have you been to any Dharna or Meet ?
Have you sent any Petition to government, when asked ?
Have you posted Single Letter to Officials in protest or opposing the Law or Amendment ?
Have you Donated single Paise to any Group Website who guide you and Give you citation / Judgments copies ?
And easy of all…
Have you signed Online Petition [ http://mynation.net/pil/ ] Which shows our strength to World. ?
Have you forwarded Emails we drafted to Government / Officials?
Have You Ever shared your Knowledge to anyone in group.
I am sure you have not organized anything.
I am sure you have not contributed anything. But you are waiting for someone to Change these laws for you….?
I am sure You all think I am BARKING here.
NO PROBLEM. Coz you are right. And I know, Playing Flute in Front of buffalo is total waste.
I am barking like this online for last 12 years. For me and many of other seniors who spend thousands of hours struggled for the cause have no Problem with DV/DP or 498A now; Most of us are out of these Problems.
And I have Question for all those thick skinned Fat Ass sleepy Members.
Should We do something for you…..?
YES I will do something for sure, if you send me your Postal Address, I will Post you Bangles for sure.
Don’t search in any News Paper till 2050 A.D for this news, unless you do something for the Cause.
24 thoughts on “Section 498A, Domestic Violence Act – Amended ?”
I’ve been hearing this all the time that BURDON OF PROOF LIES ON ACCUSER
Where does it say so?
Where any person is prosecuted for taking or abetting the taking of any dowry under section 3, or the demanding of dowry under section 4, the burden of proving that he had not committed an offence under these sections shall be on him
I think it has already overruled “onus of proof is always on the prosecution” [not sure though]. But that’s a different thing, how is it related to S-498(a)?
coz most of the 498a related to DP
Even on DP Act, it applies only on dowry death cases. Not when the person is alive.
Show me one case where women showed proof that men demanded dowry ?
she just say he was harassing her for dowry,
thats what we say GOSPEL TRUTH
I completely respect you and all others associated with any activity that is done against anti-498a.
But unfortunately the situation is as such.
People are unreliable in general.
I’ve been a victim turned activist on anti 498a cause since 2007. And in these 5 odd years, i’ve seen that people are very active when their case is fresh and disappear once they’ve either got bail or matter is old.
In the last 5 years I have done all that is human;y possible with limited resources to create awareness of the misuse of such laws.
I am answering your questions below and also asking new ones. Please understand this response is to seek advise from you and not complain.
Q. Have you spend single minute to do something for this….?
A. Yes Sir, hours and hours since the last 5 years.
Q. Have you give / Donate Single paise for Banners or any expenses for any Dharna or Meet ?
A. Yes Sir, whenever we hold rally in Kolkata, I always contribute in whatever little way possible.
Q. Have you been to any Dharna or Meet ?
A. Every meeting of BBS since the last 5 years, attendance sheet is the proof of the same.
Q. Have you sent any Petition to government, when asked ?
A. Yes and more, i’ve visited top cops and explained how this thing is misused. How to prevent and how to check the facts before registering a case against 498a.
Q. Have you posted Single Letter to Officials in protest or opposing the Law or Amendment ?
A. Yes, Law Minister, President, Prime Minister, Cops, MLAs, MPs, Councillors.
Q.Have you Donated single Paise to any Group Website who guide you and Give you citation / Judgments copies ?
A. No, not to any website. But I started my own blog with judgment in 2009 and today it is one of the most comprehensive judgment blog named http://dignifiedlife.blogspot.com
And easy of all…
Q. Have you signed Online Petition [ http://mynation.net/pil/ ] Which shows our strength to World. ?
A. Don’t remember, the website statistics may be able to shed light on the same.
Q. Have you forwarded Emails we drafted to Government / Officials?
Q. Have You Ever shared your Knowledge to anyone in group.
A. Yes. I do the same. We hold weekly meetings to help any victim. There has been an instant where at 2:30am in the night the police raided a victims house, around 35 people gathered at the victims house and police station at 2:30 – 3am, we returned by 6am in the morning.
In another instant, a victim’s father& brother In law beat up the victim, a member & myself spent the whole night from medical hospital to police station.
In yet another instant, a victim was arrested and sent to jail for 125 execution, around 10-15 members including myself visited the Howra Jail and the Warden. We got his bail done. It took us 14 days and ultimately the bail was granted at 7:30pm in the night.
Q. I am sure you have not organized anything.
A. Yes we have, rallys, dharnas, protests outside Police Stations, etc.
Q. I am sure you have not contributed anything. But you are waiting for someone to Change these laws for you….?
A. Contributions galore. Explained below alongwith my set of questions.
Q. I am sure You all think I am BARKING here.
A. No. You are absolutely right.
Now my ture to ask questions.
In order to provide victims with a better platform and more options I started my own ngo named The Will Foundation, registration under process. For 2 years no one had any idea or could help me or advise me on how to start and register a ngo. Save and except a few. Why ? It took me 1 year just to get the Trust Deed right. Website http://www.thewillfoundation.org
I started a blog (named above) http://dignifiedlife.blogspot.com as a judgment database for everyone to share. As of right now, 20,729 people have visited my blog, last month 1,347 people visited. And yet among all the 20,729 visits only 6 comments were posted. Only 6 followers are there. Not a single person posted anything there except myself. Why ?
I started a free monthly magazine named “WILL” on the will power of humans, its a magazine designed to keep the perils of society in mind. I have repeatedly requested people to contribute articles in it yet only 4 -6 articles have come in in the last 6 issues. When it was in print, it was being circulated in 5 states in India, today due to financial troubles, its online only. Its available in the website under documents section. http://www.thewillfoundation.org Again my question is Why ? Why don;t people contribute articles for it ?
We are planning a city wide event, yet only 2-4 people are coming for the meetings. Why ?
People are coming when their problem is there but vanish once its gone. Why ?
Why can’t we hold on to the Victims ?
Recently there was a Samseva Awards on 498a, held in Banglore, 3 people from Kolkata were awarded. I wrote specifically to the President Mr. ShivShankara, that we won’t be able to come so please send the Award, Certificate etc via courier and we’ll bear the courier charges. Everyone was very happy they got the awards, that their work and dedication has been recognized. We announced the same as an achievement and inspired others to work harder so that they too can get the award. Unfortunately, It has been months now, no award, certificate, etc has ever reached us. When we write to the President of that ngo there is no reply. So people have started asking why should we work for those who are only deceiving us in believing that we’ve won any award. Why this deception ?
Dear Admin, I love what I do, but please advise on how to move forward under conditions.
Thanks & regards,
Anwar H. Danish
Activist : Anti 498a
Founder: The Will Foundation (www.thewillfoundation.org)
Founder: Blog A Life of Dignity (http://dignifiedlife.blogspot.com)
Editor: WILL magazine
That’s the point… 498a bitches never bring any proof and so 98% get acquitted… 2% conviction are based on dowry death and presumption comes into picture unless proven innocent. It could be because of rotten lawyers who are more interested and trained to “settle and get a cut” and not interested in fighting the cases.
If a person is charged only with 498a, How can 498a be related to DP?
no one file just 498a without DP, they go for DV instead.
if she says he was beating her, they will ask WHY ? without reason….! that can be easily countered, most of the time police just dowry cluase, else she has to produce medical certificate for the beating
I know your contribution and your struggle to our cause. but with one word you lost all.
read your last para.
“So people have started asking why should we work for those who are only deceiving us in believing that we’ve won any award. Why this deception”
Many came here to just on media, and TV. some tried to make some money.
thats not dignified life as you say.
do not do anything for name or fame.
thats why i am here still.
I have signed the online petition. Can anyone here tell me where and how to send the suggestions to governmental bodies on amending the 498A
When we will have 498a ameneded ? I am waiting for this quite a loong time ? Can some one let me know when we get to hear this good news so that i teach my bitch a lesson . GOD ! PLS BRING CHANGES TO 498A and save us from these bitches /whores ….
Nothing is changed by itself unless you do something.
I really don’t understand, why India has such absurd laws in it’s books. No wonder, why India’s reputation is “zero” in the matters of law and order. Everyone who is powerful, is playing with courts and laws like a football, and innocents ( lesser powerful ) pay for it. The laws in India, are never “Equal”, they depend upon the “Vote Bank Politics”. Or to create conflict among the people in society. So any group, that is effluent, penetrates into the govt, and amends the laws as per his/her comfort.
Just think, the same 498A, if was implemented on the basis of religion, caste, creed or region etc, how would it be. Let’s say someone in your neighborhood, then police instead of searching for the person who murdered your neighbor, would catch you first, won’t ask for any explanation, put you on remand, beat and torture you, and then leave you after no clue received from you. A very famous proverb among fellow Indians. “This happens only in India!” 😀
498a is should be amended becz of fear of 498a men r getting afraid toget married if no marriage no children one day it willbe end of human beings on earth
only animals n birds n worms will rule the earth
our constituition need very drastic changes insted of amendments.our old rules are used by our old /selfish rulers.they never think about any rules after effect or effectiveness. this 498A is simply made to get the support of the female.olden days ladies were very faithfull, never say lies and every body was respecting them.expecting there honesty , this rule was framed. but the time has changed.rare cases of harassesment also taking plase. this rule is using by educated,employed and money minded ladies to get money and freedom. it is high time to have suitable changes, as our lawers,judges ,prominent plople are against this 498A in this form
this 498A NEED SUITABLE CHANGES
My 2 cents:
I don’t want to relate it with freedom movement however we must learn a great lesson that the main objective was achieved when people got motivated and united and not when they were fighting as small organizations/groups.
I believe we need an organization (or steering committee) to coordinate efforts, work on master plan.
When a person is falsely accused, during the initial phase his agony will drive / motivate to fight against this Draconian Law but die once he is out of crisis situation. We need to work on motivating people and get them united.
There are thousand (in fact lakhs) of people who believe that the law should be amended but there don’t have proper path to follow.
We must present facts and figures to people through various channels, people need to know…
– That Section 498A IPC is being fearlessly abused and misused by a large section of unscrupulous people, who are using law as a weapon for ulterior motives.
– That the abused population is undergoing tremendous harassment and torture, which includes atrocities inflicted on senior citizens, children, women (including pregnant women) and men.
We need local groups to help people fight against harassment and torture, let people know their rights, legal nitty gritties etc. and at the same time motivate them to fight.
i want to know the specific change in 498a
Political Motivation is the only Right Path to amend This LAW.
Family law should be amended…seriously…women from cheap materialistic families are really gone mad…this woman has made life hell for this family…along with her stupid father and her stupid mother….since the marriage she and her parents are doing what ever they like…she comes and goes as she pleases…she doesn’t want the husband to even say anything to her if it’s not according to her…Boy’s family is so much under pressure but cannot react accordingly as the girl’s father is an a******e…he even just makes claims like she was beaten for 2 hours and records it while he is on phone with the girl’s family…totally NO EQUALITY in IPC on this one…
Some people say 498A has alredy amended is true ?
Every man should demand heavy dowry in anticipation to a false fabricated whisical 498a case
Please recommend/ teach/ say/ instigate/ make true the fact/ to all your followers (relatives/ friends/ students/ neighbours etc.) that gift during marriage should be done because :
if in future there is a complaint from the bride’s side,
if the bride is of the intention to harrass you,
if any of you are not happy with eachother,
if you are not going to be a slave of your wife,
if you are copying Lord Ramachandra of Budha like,
whether you took a bribe or not depends on the statement of the bride.
There shall not be any query about the fact but you shall be presumed guilty as per the statements of bride’s side.
Obviously you shall be presumed guilty.
So precaution is better than cure.
Take heavy gift. At least you shall not be in financial hardship during being harrassed. Ok cool