NCW wastes taxpayer’s money – Shut it down

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See the below news,

Audit raps NCW for huge backlog, spendthrift ways

And the chairperson, Dr. Vyas cites, “lack of manpower” as excuse.

Now, already the existing short manpower is spending extra-money, one can only imagine the splurge with more “manpower”.

When will the NCW stop fooling the nation?

Already the uncalled for “Male-Hatred” that the NCW is spreading is contributing to 58000 husbands committing suicide every year and every 9 mins a married man succumbing to social injustices spearheaded by the NCW.

Not only that in the last 5 years (2004-2008) 160,00o innocent women (mothers, sisters and other female relatives of husbands) have been arrested, without trial or investigation, under the dubious Section 498A – totally unconstitutional law and subject to widespread misuse.

Has the NCW been created to spread injustices in the society?

Will this Govt. answer this question?

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मैं आज की नारी: एक आत्मकथा

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नमस्कार

मैं आज की सक्षम नारी हूँ
राष्ट्रीय महिला आयोग की आभारी हूँ

मैं उस विलुप्त मूर्ती की एक अन्तिम अवशेष हूँ
जिसे कभी माता शब्द से पहचाना जाता था

मैं मेरे माता पिता की लाडली हूँ
मैं मुक्त हूँ, मैं मनचली हूँ
घरेलू काम से वंचित, मुझसे कोई भी काम नही करवाया है
सोचती हूँ की इस मुक्ती से, क्या मैंने पाया है?

नारी कभी सहनशीलता और संस्कृति की मूर्ती थी
नारी कभी सक्षम सुंदर और सम्पूर्ण परिवार की स्फूर्थी थी
आज मैं न सहनशील हूँ और नाही सक्षम हूँ
सम्पूर्णता में मेरे नारी पूर्वजों से कई गुना कम हूँ
न मैं गृहस्ती संभाल पाऊँ , और नही पति की सहचारी हूँ
मैं आज की अस्थिर, अपर्याप्त और असम्पूर्ण नारी हूँ
राष्ट्रीय महिला आयोग की आभारी हूँ

मदिरा सेवन के विरुद्ध कई हमने निदर्शन किए
इस प्रकार के कई समाज सेवक प्रदर्शन किए
आज मैं पूर्ण मुक्ती से मदिरा सेवन करती हूँ
धूम्रपान के कलुषित धूम्र में स्वास लेती हूँ
आज्ञापत्र पकडाई है मुझे देश के उन्नत नारी ने
पंख प्रदान किए है मुझे शाशन की अधिकारी ने

अनुशाशन हीन शाशन की अवैद कर्मचारी हूँ
कहने को मैं आजकी नारी हूँ
राष्ट्रीय महिला आयोग की आभारी हूँ

जानती थी मैं की नारी के प्रति सामाजिक सत्कार था
न्यायशास्त्र का दुरुपयोग मेरा जन्मसिद्ध अधिकार था
शोक ग्रस्त है एक परिवार , सदैव जहाँ पर प्यार था
पति बेच कर धन मै पाऊँ , ऐसा कुछ विचार था

न मेरे पास आज पति है, और नही मेरी परिवार है
न मेरी अभिमान मेरे पास है , और नाही किसीका प्यार है

माता पिता वृद्ध है आज, और भाई सुखी गृहस्त है
मुझे इस स्तिथी में लाने वाले आज सभी बहु व्यस्त हैं
किसीका साथ नही है आज, और धन से भी कुछ भोग नही
सुखी गृहस्ती जीवन का , इस जीवन में मुझे योग नही
क्या मैं बन पाऊंगी आज, पुन: किसीकी प्रिया?
क्या मैं जोड़ पाऊंगी रिश्ते , जिसको मैंने तोड़ दिया?
दुष्ट आयोग की प्रेरणा से, हर कोई सुख मैं हारी हूँ
आज मैं सचमुच एक अबला दुखित नारी हूँ
राष्ट्रीय महिला आयोग की आभारी हूँ

Ban NCW and their associates – for promotion of Legal Terrorism in India

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To:

Shri K.C. Jain
Joint Secretary (Coordination and Public Grievances)
Room No. 9, North Block
New Delhi-110001
Telefax  No.23092392

E-Mail: jscpg-mha@nic.in, dirpg-mha@nic.in

CC:

The Honerable Minister,

Ministry of Home affairs, Govt of India

Sub: Ban NCW and their associates – for promotion of Legal Terrorism in India.

This is pertaining to the recent proposal of elevating the status of National Commission of Women to that of a court and giving powers equivalent of a Member of Parliament to the chairperson of the National Commission of Women.

Save Family Foundation, Delhi, a non – profit, non funded NGO promoted to the cause of spreading the message of gender equality and Family Harmony in the society since the past 2 – 3 years in addition to its efforts to help victims of misuse of marital laws and create awareness about the same has some strong objections to such a proposal and demand Ban of NCW and their associated organizations and Lawyers associated to them for their vested interests.

NCW is openly promoting the Legal Terrorism in this country through multiple duplications of LAW and violating the Indian constitutions article 14/20/21 and refuse to show any concern to protect the constitutional duty to save the “live and property of every citizens of India.”

Is this what women’s empowerment by Congress Govt?

Even it took British 10 years to arrest 5000 women( 1937-47) but our Indian Government arrested more than 95000 women ( 18 times ) in just 4 years ( 2004 – 2007).

The maximum women arrested even by barbaric British Goverment in 1930, approx 17000 women for their involvement Dandi Yatra (Salt March), which is much less than our Present Goverment done and our National commission of Women (NCW) and their associated are promoting the same even openly in Media/society/Parlament, which even Supreme Court of India also termed as “Legal Terrorism”!!!

When ever mother/sisters of a Husband go to them they simply refuse to listen any concern for them.

  • Every year more than 56000 married men end their life in unnatural death and they are save guarding the Husbands killers.
  • More than 15000 unmarried girls end their life every year, but not single girl’s parents/relative punished.
  • NCW provided the whole sale free license to kill the un-born child through special abortion law of this country, result more and more female fotecite.
  • Last four Years more than 1.2 lacks innocent women send behind the bar, but NCW always objected to make the 498A bailable.
  • NCW advocate the maintenance for adulterous women and so called live-in-women and denied the legal right of a legal wife.

Under the stewardship of the corrupt Girija Vyas, the NCW has been turning into the National Commission for extortion of money and property form innocent people. Age old people had been thrown out form their own home or grab their own money/property through 498A/Dvact/CRPC125 and provided duplications of law for the same relief and increasing the money earning business for lawyers .

If you wonder why we call her corrupt, then read the Indian Express expose about the petrol pump scam. Here is the link about the Petrol Pump Scam: Indian Express Dirt On Girjia Vyas’s involvement In The Petrol Pump Scam

Some excerpts:

  • Considering that two members of the DSB were officers from oil companies which is controlled by the Petroleum Ministry, the judges were of the opinion that Vyas’s position in the Consultative Committee resulted in a biased evaluation of qualifications.
  • Vyas failed to fully disclose her income. A letter from Registrar of Mohan Lal Sukhadia University showed that Vyas was working as an Associate Professor until October 10, 1999 whereas the income statement furnished by her did not indicate the amount received from the University during April-September 1999.
  • Vyas did not include the pension she receives for being an ex-MLA while certifying that her income was below the mandatory Rs 2-lakh ceiling. Vyas was MLA from Udaipur City during 1985-1990.
  • Dealer selection rules seek a full-time dealer to run the pumps. The committee was of the view that Vyas should have resigned from Parliament after her selection. Vyas did not do so.

In effect, she lied and pulled strings for personal gain. If that isn’t corrupt then what is?

The corrupt Girija Vyas and her hand maidens have not raised a peep of a protest about the more than 1Lakh women, including our mom and sister, who have been jailed illegally under the stupid women protection laws they champion. You can read about the stats here:

It has just come to our notice that NCW now want to have the powers of a court, a berth at the Union cabinet, the perks and rank of union ministers of state and immunity for all their Legal Terrorism. We are just surprised that they haven’t asked for Z category protection from the numerous women of the country, illegally jailed.

A lot of perks for these fatties and they have done nothing to reduce trafficking of women, made fools out of themselves in the Pooja Chauhan case and we don’t even want to get into Nithari.

Chief Information Commissioner blasted and show caused NCW as recent as 20/08/08 on its regular functioning and gave the following order pertaining to a RTI on Nithari episode

The Hon’ble CIC, has berated the NCW for sloppy record keeping. Here are two excerpts from the judgment of the CIC:

  • Having heard the arguments and examined the files we are constrained to observe withy deep regret the lack of a functional system in the National Commission for Women in dealing with so important a case that was brought before the NCW by Commander Lokesh K. Batra. It is strongly recommended under the authority vested in us by Sec 19 (8) sub-section (a) to the Ministry of Women & Child Development that the Ministry institute a regular administrative structure for the Commission, which will then bring its functioning into conformity with the RTI Act, 2005 by instituting a system of maintenance of records in keeping with Sec 4(1), particularly sub-section (a). This exercise may be completed within thirty days of the issue of this decision notice under intimation to Sh PKP Shreyaskar, Jt Registrar, Central Information Commission.
  • In this file the answers which can be deemed inadequate by the complainant are the answers to question No. 1 & 3. Simply because the web page contains a title RTI Act, informing appellant as much does not amount to an adequate response to an RTI request where under information u/s 7 (9) is excepted to be provided in the form in which it is sought. Besides, leave and tour records on Government account are excepted to be kept by any respectable govt. office. The plea taken by the CPIO that the information sought is cumbersome which cannot be provided is, therefore, specious. If the NCW has been so lackadaisical hitherto as to neglect its duty to conform to the Sec 4 (1) sub-section (b) (iv)of the RTI Act,2005 it will do so now, by publishing the norms set by it for the discharge of its functions, in consonance with our decision on File CIC/WB/C/2008/00426. The information sought under both heads will be provided to the appellant, Cdr Lokesh Batra within 15 working days of the date of issue of the decision notice. Because the information sought was not provided in the time mandated under law, it will be provided free of cost as per Sec 7(6) of the RTI Act Moreover, we find a failure to respond within the mandated time limit to the application of 20.12.2007. PIO Shri Yogesh Mehta will, therefore Show-cause as to why he should not be held liable for a penalty of Rs. 25,000/- for the delay between 20.1.2008 when the response became due up to 9.5.2008 when it was actually provided, a delay of 110 days @ Rs. 250/- per day not exceeding Rs. 25,000/-. He can do this either in writing by 10th September, 2008 or by personal appearance before us on 29th September, 2008 at 12.30 p.m. On the basis of this explanation we will also take a decision on compensation payable, if any, as prayed by appellant Cmdr Batra.

These women’s commissions are corrupt. To illustrate read the links below:

Recently,  a SIF volunteer forced the NCW to admit to lying through an RTI. You can read about that here: (Latest News Section at www.savefamily.org)

In the response to the RTI, they said to have gathered those stats from the in house study they had conducted. It looks like a majority of the members/staff NCW appear to be accused of adultery or are living in sin, at least this is what can be deduced from the reply of the NCW’s PIO.

Here are the details of what they want:

http://ncw.nic.in/page21.htm

  • Sub-section 4 : the following sub-section shall be substituted – ‘The Commission shall, while investigating any matter referred to in sub-section (1), or inquiring into any complaints under this Act, have all the powers of a Civil court trying a suit under the code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), and in particular in respect of the following matter, – a) summoning and enforcing the attendance of witnesses any person of India and examining them on oath, ii) discovery and inspection, c) receiving evidence on affidavits, d) requisitioning any public record or copy thereof from any court or office, e) issuing commissions and f) impounding of documents and retaining in custody for a specified period.

Or in other words NCW will start impounding passports/grab the salary/property etc etc as per their wish and no one should questions them.

  • Section 16D: Protection of action taken in good faith – No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall be against the Commission, or any member, Commissioner, officer or servant of the Commission in respect of anything which is in good faith done or intended or remained to be done under this Act. The Status of the Chairperson and Members of the Commission: The Commission suggested that the Chairperson of NCW be given the status of the Union Cabinet Minister and the Members that of Minister of State.

It looks like Girija Vyas now wants to turn this Constitutional body into an extra constitutional one.

If so why need the Court/Judges/Police force/Parliament/ministry in this country?

Isn’t there something called separation of powers?

Heck, even the PM of India doesn’t have these powers. This shows how little they know about governance and the structure of government. Do you now realize why we call them to ban as they are more dangerous than organizations like SIMI in this country?

NCW want whole sale free license to do the legal terrorism and no should question them for their wrong doing and they want to be above the law.

They think the pain of a mother or sisters are negligible when they loss their son or brothers and they same to be termed as Social service in this country.

Girija Vyas is a spent force. She lost her last election and somehow landed this job by playing politics. This is a nice way to get a cabinet berth and by pass the election commissions laws on disclosure of assets and other niceties.

This is Devious and insidious.

Hence our request to you , immediately ask them to stop the Legal Terrorism in this country by more and more duplications of LAW, instead of working the real well fare of women in terms of educations/job and equal right at their own parental home first.

Or

Ban the NCW immediately to save the lacks of innocent women/men/child/age old people of this country whose life and property had been extorted by NCW and their associated organizations.

With High Regards

(Save Family Foundation, Delhi)

www.savefamily.org

Reference Article:

Further CC to all for your kind necessary actions:

1.Dr. Manmohan Singh,Prime Minister of India,South Block, Raisina Hill,New Delhi, 110 011

2. Ms. Renuka Chaudhary,Minister, Government of India,Ministry of Women and Child Development,
Shastri Bhavan `A’ Wing,Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,New Delhi-110001

3. The Hon’ble Minister,Sh. Hansraj Bharadwaj,Ministry of Law & Justice
4th Floor, A-Wing, Shastri BhavanNew Delhi – 110 001.

4. The Hon’ble Minister,Ministry of Social Justice and EmpowermentShastri Bhawan, Dr Rajendra Prasad Road ,New Delhi – 110 001 ( India )FAX 91-11-23384918

5. Ms. Sonia Gandhi,UPA Chairperson,Indian National Congress24, Akbar Road,New Delhi – 110011

6. Shri, L. K. Adavani,Leader of Opposition in Parliament,BJP Central Office, 11 Ashoka Road,New Delhi 110001

7. Member Secretary,Law Commission of India,2nd Floor, The Indian Law Institute Building (Opp. to Supreme Court), Bhagwandas Road,New Delhi – 110 001.

8. Chief Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission,Club Building, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi – 110 067.Phone:26761137 Fax: 26186536

9. Ms. Priya Hingorani, 49, Lawyers Chamber,Supreme Court,New Delhi -110001

10. Ms. Manali Singhal,84, Lawyers Chamber,Supreme Court,New Delhi -110001


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“Unnatural Death” of a wife or “Unnatural Law” of the land?

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11th July 2008

To,
Ms. Renuka Chaudhary,

Minister, Government of India,
Ministry of Women and Child Development,
Shastri Bhavan `A’ Wing,
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,
New Delhi-110001

Sub: NCW’s recommendations to address “unnatural deaths” of married women are unreasonable

Dear Minister,

We, the members of All India Forgotten Women, are writing to express concern over the unending stream of unreasonable amendments to laws pertaining to women recommended by National Commission for Women (NCW).

Barely a week after NCW made ridiculous recommendations on awarding maintenance for live-in-partners and adulterous wives, it is now pushing for broadening of the Dowry Prohibition Act, so that unnatural death of a woman at ANY stage of her marriage qualifies as dowry death.

At present, unnatural death of a woman within seven years of her marriage is considered as dowry death, attracting punishment to the accused husband and relatives under Section 304(B). While the current seven year rule and the automatic presumption of “dowry death” is in itself absurd, NCW opines that there should not be any time limit on registering unnatural death of a married woman as dowry death i.e. death caused due to demands for dowry.

Unnatural death “is a category used by coroners and vital statistics specialists for classifying all human deaths not properly describable as death by natural causes. Hence it would include events such as accident, execution, homicide, misadventure (being attacked by insects, reptiles, fishes, lions, tigers, bears, stingrays, or other wild animals), adverse outcome of surgery, suicide, terrorism, war.”

Any person, male or female, married or unmarried, may die an unnatural death due to any of the above causes. Among these, homicide (murder) is the only cause which unambiguously qualifies as a crime that can be committed by one person on another, and is already covered under IPC Section 302. It is, therefore, obvious that providing a Criminal Section specifically to deal with dowry murder is redundant, and only reflects gender bias.

In addition to murder, abetment of suicide is also a crime and punishable under IPC Section 306 which addresses both male and female victims. Therefore, once again, it is unnecessary to have duplications and special provisions in law like Section 304(B) and Section 498(A) to address suicides of women.

Most cases recorded as “dowry death” involve women who died by accident or by committing suicide.

Data from the National Crime Records Bureau indicates that there is no difference between the rate of suicide of married women and never married women. However, radical organizations like NCW would have us believe that every death of a married woman is a dowry death, without providing any justification for such presumption.

Recent data from the National Crime Records Bureau indicate that nearly twice as many married men, compared to married women, commit suicide every year, unable to withstand verbal, emotional, economic and physical abuse and legal harassment by their wives. While every death of a young married woman is converted into a case of dowry death leading to immediate arrest of the husband and in-laws, followed by a prompt media trial, large-scale suicides of men do not cause any outrage.

Gender obsessed women’s activists also refuse to admit the fact that accidental deaths are also equally likely among men and women. Therefore, it has become routine for police to arrest the husband and his relatives and book them under several sections including, IPC 498(A), 304(B), and Dowry Prohibition Act, every time a deceased woman’s relatives claim that she had been killed or driven to death/suicide for dowry. This is the case even when there are suicide notes or dying declarations absolving everyone including the husband of any responsibility for the woman’s suicide or death. There have even been instances where fake dowry death cases were registered and the “deceased” wife was found to be alive after the accused husband and in-laws were refused bail and imprisoned.

While husbands and their relatives are under constant suspicion leading to frequent violation of their basic human rights, wives are rarely ever questioned leave alone prosecuted if a husband dies or ends his life under similar circumstances. Media finds no incentive in highlighting the truth about abused men. People in power find no financial or political mileage to be gained from taking measures to prevent unnatural deaths of men.

The recent demise of Pushkar Singh is one of the countable few cases that at least caught some media attention. Sadly, even though his suicide note bears evidence to the fact that he was financially and emotionally destroyed because of false criminal cases filed against him and his family by his wife, she was not even called in for questioning by the police until family rights activists like us mounted pressure on them. One can only imagine the fate of cases where men take their lives silently, leaving no note behind. Deaths of these men make for the brief stories in newspapers stating that a certain man “killed himself due to family issues or financial problems”.

NCW is trying to appear very generous by recommending that “arrests of the immediate family members not be made till they are proved guilty”. Why should any individual (man or woman) be arrested unless there is strong basis to believe that they committed the alleged crime? Why is it alright to arrest a husband based on a presumption of dowry death (i.e. murder or abetment of suicide) when the same rule is not applied to a wife upon the unnatural death of the husband? As per the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, every human being (irrespective of age, sex or any other criterion) charged of a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Through its recommendations, NCW is suggesting that husbands do not count as humans or that they are not entitled to the same basic human rights as others.

Spreading blatant lies and alarmism about increasing crime against women, while ignoring similar abuses and crime against men, may be a lucrative means for radical organizations like NCW to justify their existence and to attract funds from national and international organizations. However, NCW has still to answer some fundamental questions pertaining to women’s welfare.

Is the pain of a mother who lost a son to domestic abuse or legal terrorism any less than that of a mother who lost a daughter? Is the pain of a woman who lost a brother any less than that of a woman who lost a sister?
How many more mothers and sisters should lose their sons and brothers before measures are taken to alleviate their sufferings?
Aren’t mothers and sisters women? Don’t they deserve a life of dignity and respect?
Do sufferings of innocent mothers and sisters bring justice to genuinely abused women?
Is protection of women’s rights synonymous with gross violation of basic human rights?
Is legal terrorism the solution to all women’s problems?

NCW pretends to possess proprietary rights on deciding what is good or bad for women’s empowerment in India. Through its anti-male, anti-family recommendations, NCW is posing a serious threat to the well-being of our families, especially that of our fathers, brothers and sons. We strongly condemn NCW’s radical proposals.

In the interest of justice, fairness and equality to both genders, we, the members of All India Forgotten Women, make the following recommendations:

  • Section 304(B) should not be retained in the law; IPC Section 302 already covers murder and IPC Section 306 covers abetment of suicide, and therefore Section 304(B) is only a duplication of law, which is gender-biased.
  • All cases of murder, including murder for dowry should be dealt with under IPC Section 302.
  • All cases of abetment of suicide, including those allegedly done for dowry, should be dealt with under IPC Section 306.
  • If IPC Section 304(B) is not removed from Indian law, then it should be amended and made applicable to men and women equally. Specifically, the word “husband/wife” should be replaced by the word “spouse”.
  • Section 304(B) treats the accused as guilty until proven innocent, thus, violating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which proclaims that “everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty”. The law needs to be amended so that no arrests of any of the accused (man, woman or child) are made without proper investigation and written approval of police officials of the rank of DCP or above.
  • Those who misuse Section 304(B) for settling personal scores should be heavily penalized because false allegations and prosecution can cause irreparable damage to the accused parties even if they are later declared not guilty.

We hope that you will take our recommendations into serious consideration and promote justice irrespective of gender.

Thanking you.

Sincerely,

Uma Challa
President
All India Forgotten Women

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Only Wives are Women… Other females, just non-males?

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07-July-2008

To,

Ms. Renuka Chaudhary,

Minister, Government of India,
Ministry of Women and Child Development,
Shastri Bhavan `A’ Wing,
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,
New Delhi-110001

Sub: Amendments to CrPC 125 recommended by NCW promote adultery and extortion

Honorable Minister,

We, the members of All India Forgotten Women, are appalled by the recent recommendations forwarded by the National Commission for Women (NCW) to the Ministry of Women and Child Development on the amendments sought in Section 125 of CrPC.

CrPC 125 is a Criminal Section which is biased towards women. Under this section, any legally married woman who cannot sustain life on her own can legally claim maintenance from the husband, while an impoverished husband cannot claim maintenance from his gainfully-employed wife. It is a well-known fact that a large proportion of women who are well educated, employed or qualified enough to find gainful employment are approaching courts to demand maintenance from the husband. Such women also simultaneously entangle the husband in false criminal cases under Section 498A and Dowry Prohibition Act. They also use civil provisions like the Domestic Violence Act and Section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act (in addition to CrPC 125) to demand maintenance from the husband.

Various media reports indicate that NCW is pushing for providing maintenance not only to legally wedded/separated/divorced wives but also to female live-in partners. Another major amendment sought by NCW in Section 125 of CrPC is that ‘adultery should no longer be a ground for denying maintenance to a woman’. We feel that these recommendations are extremely sinister and ill-conceived. Through this letter we explain why the above recommendations of NCW should not be accepted, and also propose amendments that promote gender equality.

A live-in relationship, unlike marriage, is not a legally binding contract. Women (and men) who enter live-in relationships are implicitly accepting the risk of a break-up, whatever the reasons for the break-up may be. Live-in relationship is, in fact, the preferred arrangement for men and women who wish to avoid legal formalities governing their union, separation or the relationship therein. Forcing legal interference into a relationship that is legally invalid is simply ridiculous. Even if one were to condone legalization of live-in relationships, the idea of protecting the interests of just the female live-in partner, and leaving the male partner in the lurch, open to economic abuse, betrays the anti-male sentiments of radical groups like NCW. By providing maintenance to female live-in partners, NCW would only be encouraging unscrupulous women to enter into relationships, break-up at will and extort money from the male partner. Given that the length of a legally valid live-in relationship has not been defined by NCW, a woman who has shared just one night with a man can technically claim maintenance from him. Therefore, whether the legal amendment recommended by NCW is a tool of women’s empowerment or a tool of legalized extortion is a moot question.

Committing adultery amounts to criminal breach of trust and violation of the social sanctity and legal contract of marriage. Adultery should be considered an offence whether it is committed by a man or woman, and equal penalty should be imposed on the erring spouse irrespective of gender. Earlier, NCW shot down proposals for amending Section 497 which suggested that women should be prosecuted for adultery. NCW categorically stated that adulterous women were “hapless victims”, while it considered adulterous men as criminals deserving to be prosecuted. It is shameful that NCW is now recommending amendments to CrPC 125 to convert it into an extortion tool and to award maintenance to adulterous women, in the name of women’s empowerment.

Many men have been forced to pay maintenance to undeserving women merely based on the assumption of perpetual victimhood of women promoted by organizations like NCW. Men who fail to pay maintenance for any reason risk going to jail and even losing the property they own. While scores of wives use existing laws to treat husbands as free ATM machines, NCW is now pushing for new provisions so that women who are not legally married, as well as women who violated the legal contract of marriage by committing adultery, can exploit male partners financially.

As fellow women, we feel that enjoying a parasitic life by siphoning money away from an estranged husband or partner is merely extortion in broad daylight and definitely not a sign of women’s empowerment. If anything, NCW’s idea of women’s empowerment is demeaning to hard-working, self-respecting and individualistic women. By supporting unscrupulous women and providing them more tools for misuse of law NCW is harming many families. Before pushing for anymore deceitful provisions claiming to empower women, NCW should think of ways to provide justice to the 1,20,645 innocent mothers and sisters arrested and tormented in the last four years under false complaints of cruelty and dowry harassment. If NCW were genuinely interested in welfare of women, it must strive to stop future arrests of innocent mothers and sisters.

We, the members of All India Forgotten Women, hereby, condemn the recommendations to CrPC 125 made by NCW. These recommendations are not only an insult to truly empowered women, but also a serious threat to the well-being of our beloved fathers, sons, brothers and male colleagues. Recommendations of NCW, which encourage adultery and live-in relationships, are also a good recipe for destruction of family and creation of a fatherless society.

We, therefore, request lawmakers to amend the CrPC 125 as under:

  1. The word men/women should be replaced by the word person; the word husband/wife should be replaced by the word spouse.
  2. No maintenance should be awarded to a spouse who is educated, employed or qualified to find gainful employment.
  3. The phrase “living in adultery” should be replaced by the word “living or lived in adultery”, and the person who indulged in adultery should not be entitled to any maintenance from his/her spouse, as adultery is nothing but criminal breach of trust.
  4. If a person files for maintenance under CrPC 125, he/she should not be allowed to file for maintenance under Section 24 of Hindu Marriage Act or Domestic Violence Act.
  5. A maximum limit on monthly maintenance should be fixed and very strictly enforced irrespective of the gender of the spouse claiming maintenance.

We hope that you will take our recommendations and suggestions into serious consideration and promote justice and fairness irrespective of gender.

Thanking you.

Yours Sincerely,

Uma Challa

President

All India Forgotten Women

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