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CJI NV Ramana hears a case where an official was charged with killing his wife, but is still out on bail for over 14 years

CJI: are you still working?

Adv: Under suspension

CJI: You have to be removed forthwith and be straight put into jail. You are approaching #SupremeCourt? Image
The accused is a police constable. FIR was registered in 2007 it was alleged that the police constable had killed his wife and accused under Dowry Prohibition Act. #supremecourt
CJI: Cost of 1 lakh imposed. We direct trial court to decide the matter in 3 months. You’re misusing the system.

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#Thread on whether we had Dowry system (the way it is prevalent in present society) in Medieval India ? #History #Marriage #Dowry #Stridhan #Hindu #SanatanDharma #Women #Medieval #Bharat #India
We will be analysing the following travel records of medieval time Arab and Chinese travelers, traders and scholars like Alberuni (970-1039 CE) [who came to India with Mahmud Ghazni and stayed here for a substantial time chiefly in Punjab],..
.. Chau Ju-Kua (a foreign trade inspector) who compiled his work in about 1225 CE and has given a good insight on South India and Ma Twan-lin, who travelled and recorded about South India in mid-13th century CE. All the following information on whether..
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*THREAD* (1/n) Often feminists don't agree to the fact that men in India suffer due to gender biased laws- in favor of women. Argument is, there are no statistics which suggest that Indian men suffer. So there is no need for gender neutral laws or a national commission for men.
(2/n)Well the statistics were always there but mostly ignored. I've collated some stats from NCRB data for Crime in India 2019. Despite these facts, people still play the 'women victim', 'abla nari' card. Let us look at what the statistics say -
(3/n) Analysis and approach - 1. For simplicity, the focus of this analysis will only be on crime against women. 2. Crimes like IPC 506 (Criminal intimidation), IPC 354C (Voyeurism), IPC 354D (Stalking), IPC 406 (Criminal breach of trust) have been left out in this analysis-
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Do you remember Nisha Sharma? She was on news everyday for returning the #Groom & "Baraat" for the deman of #dowry!

She used to have boxes of appliances in the background, mehndi colored hands and a sad face for dramatic effect.
Based on her complaint, her would have been husband was put into jail for a year and spent next 8 years running to courts. He lost his job, his mother was suspended from her government service and his father died of a heart attack.
About 9 years later the court found that the story of Nisha Sharma was #fake. All the drama was staged because she wanted to marry her boyfriend. In the process, she destroyed a family. Media trial portrayed #patriarchy in #Indian society.
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For #IWD2018 a look at why Prime Minister Modi's #BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (Educate girls to Save them) program will not stop India's mass #femicide until these issues are addressed. Link & THREAD.…
1/ Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’ (Save the Girl, Educate the Girl) programme, launched in January 2015, was the first time since India's independence in 1947 that the Indian government had raised the issue of female genocide in a public campaign.
2/ British census data in the 18th century had attributed India’s skewed #sexratio to female #infanticide and other forms of #femicide, such as sati, but after independence subsequent governments remained bizarrely indifferent to the issue even as it reached epidemic proportions.
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1/ Thread: The truth behind the government's claim that #Aadhaar will check child marriages, #dowry blackmail, bigamy & Violence against women.…
2/. A network of wedding scam artists, where women would make fake #Aadhaars ids (so they couldn't be identified), marry unsuspecting men, rob them and then flee.…
3/. In UP, a family got an #Aadhaar made stating their daughter is 18, when she's actually 11 years, and got her married. The girl reported her family! Or we'd never catch this #childmarriage. Govt says #Aadhaar is the "Voice of Truth." An absolute must!…
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