Is the pain of a mother lesser when her son dies relative to when her daughter dies?
Is the pain of a sister lesser when her brother dies relative to when her sister dies?
Save Indian Family Foundation invites you to a peaceful gathering to protest against the rampant and blatant misuse of pro-women marital laws against men which are resulting in large scale suicides amongst married men.
Our Immediate Demands are:-
1. Clear the Pendency of cases in Family Courts.
2. Give more judges and more Family Courts.
3. Make all gender biased marital laws Gender Neutral.
4. Check misuse of these laws.
5. Stop Treating Men as FREE ATM MACHINES
6. Check High Rate of suicides of married men.
7. Establish National Commission for Men, and
8. Men’s Welfare Ministry,
To address the above problems as well as scores of others.
Date: 14 February 2009
Time: 9: 30 AM to 2: 00 PM
Venue: In front of Gandhi Statue on M.G. Road, Bangalore
Invitees: All citizens of India.
1. Save Family Foundation, Delhi
2. MyNation Foundation, Delhi
3. Gender Human Rights Society, Delhi
4. Rakshak Foundation, Delhi
5. Mother’s and Sister’s Initiative, Delhi
6. Protect Indian Family Foundation, Mumbai
7. Indiya Kudumba Pathukappu Iyakkam Chennai
8. All India Forgotten Women, Hyderabad
9. Rishtey, Hyderabad
10. Save Indian Family Foundation, Nagpur
11. Bharat Bachao Sangathan, Kolkata.
Virag – 9986378801 (English)
Panduranga Katti – 9432853272 (English)
Shiva Shankara – 9743183369 (Kannada)
Prakash – 9880436929 (Kannada)
|9342853272 www.saveindianfamily.org 9845143274|
1) Deccan Chronicle Coverage.
Save Indian Family Foundation, a harassed husbands’ association, has welcomed the recent amendments to section 41 of the CRPC which will put an end to arbitrary arrests and detention by police. “Over, 68,67,805 people were arrested under IPC and SLL crimes in 2007 as per the National Crime Record Bureau reports, of which 60 per cent were unjustified, said Anil Kumar, founder of SIFF.
Hyderabad Vaatha Page 6
Section 41 should be published in the Gazette
Save India Family Foundation
Saifabad, January 27, PrabhataVaartha
Save Indian Family Foundation representatives Uma Challa and Sanjay Thumma demanded that Section 41, which was recently amended by the Government, should be immediately published in the Gazette. Speaking at a Press Conference organized in the Press Club on Tuesday, they said that according to the revised Section 41, police powers will be reduced. According to this Section, in order to arrest someone police has to first do an investigation, send a notice in advance, obtain written orders from Magistrate and that police should be in their uniforms when they make the arrest. They alleged that before Section 41 was amended police would make indiscriminate arrests, collude with other parties and extort money. They said that in the last four years, 1 lakh 23 thousand women have been arrested in the country under section 498a which is a law made for the sake of women and it is surprising that among these 1000 were girls. They said that 60% of arrests made by police are unnecessary because of which jail expenditure has increased by 43.2%, number of cases have increased and court time is wasted. They said that their organization will widely spread awareness about the amended Section 41 and that citizens should also learn about it.
Father: Mom’s current boyfriend.
Dad: See Definition of “Father”
Best Interests of the Child: What Mom & her new boyfriend
Child Support: See “Visitation”
Visitation: See “Child Support”
Alcoholic: The spouse of an alcoholic
Druggie: The spouse of a “druggie
Domestic Violence: The accusation that Mom will make
against Dad shortly after she shoots him, steals the car,
bulldozes his half of the house, steals the credit cards,
drains the checking and savings accounts, has the dog put
to sleep, drowns the gerbils, kidnaps the kids and moves in
with her 400 pound Samoan boyfriend.
Family Court: Where Mom’s attorney goes to make Phoney
allegations against Dad in violation of his professional
responsibilities (and then sends Dad the bill). See also
“Wheel of Fortune”
Trial by Combat or Ordeal: A primitive form of adjudication
used in early times. [See Family Court]
Trial by Wager of Law: A primitive form of adjudication
used in early times. [See Family Court]
Trial by Affidavit: A procedure under which the court gags
the Parties and all witnesses with relevant knowledge and
then permits attorneys to testify falsely and in violation
of their professional duties as to matters not contained in
the affidavits. [See Family Court, Ex Parte, Show Cause and
Child Abuse: Visitation by Dad.
Sexual Abuse: Baths and diaper changes when conducted by
Joint Custody: Every other weekend and 6 weeks in the
Ex Parte: See Family Court
Insanity: See Ex Parte, Show Cause, & Family Court
Attorney Rules of Professional Conduct: [Reserved]
Commissioner/Magistrate: Like a judge, only different
Pro Tem Commissioner: See Commissioner/Magistrate
Natural Custodial Parent: A woman working eighty hours a
week at High price law firm, who can afford a Divorce
attorney and day care.
Due Process of Law: [Reserved]
Cross Examination: A right available in small claims court
but not in family court.
Live Testimony: A right available in small claims court
but not in family court.
Appointed Counsel: A right available for DUI, but not for
false allegations of Mom and her new boyfriend that you
sexually molested [their] your grown children.
Transcript: A written record of doubtful value preserved in
civil and criminal matters, but not in family court where
custody and visitation are interrupted and Dads are
separated from their kids.
Kidnapping: See “Visitation by Dad”
Tender Years Doctrine: Under this doctrine, Mom and her
attorney are permitted to behave as if they were still of
Supervised Visitation: After Mom leaves, Dad hires someone
to watch him watch the baby.
Harassment: When Dad calls Mom on the phone to arrange a
Show Cause: A procedure where Dad and his attorney Appear,
but are not allowed to answer False allegations by Mom and
her latest boyfriend.
Attorneys Fees: Large sums of money awarded to Mom’s
attorney. See “terms” and “criminal contempt fines.”
Terms: See Attorneys Fees.
Criminal Contempt Fines: See Attorneys Fees
Pro Bono: Legal services performed by Dad’s Attorney
Dike or Dyke: An earthen structure located in the
Contempt: The only reasonable reaction to all the above
More Examples May Be Found in the Fathers Rights Protection
System at www.fathershelphotline.com/frps.htm
NBFR (206) 650-0250
Sub: Presenting our views welcoming the CrPC Amendment Bill 2008 as passed.
Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), a NGO dedicated to Gender Equality and human rights is voicing support of the recent amendments to Code of Criminal Procedures (CrPC), which will put an end to arbitrary arrests and detention by police. President Pratibha Patil signed this CrPC amendment bill. This amendment is expected to improve the human rights record of India and greatly reduce the corruption and extortion in police stations. This will also reduce false complaints and will stop people using police for settling personal and political scores and vendettas. A whopping 40 lac people get arrested in India every year, without justifiable reasons.
- Please note, this amendment does not take away the “power to arrest” by police.
- Police can arrest the accused provided police has the warrant.
- Police can also detain the accused, question and investigate.
The Supreme Court of India has voiced in its various landmark judgments that, “Arrest of a person is a very serious matter and a wrongful arrest causes grave ignominy to the person.”
The third report of the National Police Commission, referring to the quality of arrest by the police in India had mentioned that “power of arrest was one of the chief sources of corruption in the police. The report suggested that by and large nearly 60% of the arrests were either unnecessary or unjustified and that such unjustified police action accounted for 43.2% of the expenditure of the prison department.”
As this law gets implemented,
- From now on, police cannot arrest a person easily, if they do not have arrest warrant.
- Police can arrest an accused person in a crime having sentence of less than 7 years, only if the accused does not cooperate with police. The police have to give the reasons for arrest in writing.
- This amendment does not take away the “power to arrest” of police. It only puts checks and balances to police’s powers, which will go a long way in stopping abuse, torture, corruption and extortion in police stations. With this accountability structure in place, now police will be held accountable, if they do any arbitrary arrests without evidence or investigation.
- As police will be free from involvement in personal and political vendettas, the false criminal cases will reduce in the country. It is police and lawyers, who used to gain maximum by encouraging people to file false criminal complaints against each other. This is certain to stop.
- With this amendment, even politicians cannot use police against each other for political vendetta.
This landmark reform regarding the way police conducts itself will bridge the huge gap between police and the citizens. Till now, Indian police inherited unconditional power of arrest from police in British Raj, whose goal was to enforce fear in the minds of people of India. Indian police enjoyed the maximum powers to arrest people arbitrarily compared to many evolved democracies in the world.
It is to be noted that more than 1,23,000 women were arrested and most of them jailed in last 4 years under section 498a of IPC without investigation or evidence. This itself shows the enormous powers that police used to enjoy.
Please refer to statistics from National Crime Records Bureau:
27,80,559 persons were arrested under IPC crimes and 40,87,246 persons were arrested under SLL crimes in year 2007. Overall 68,67,805 persons were arrested both under IPC and SLL crimes in 2007.
Of which 60% being unnecessary, 40 lacs unnecessary arrests took place in 2007. If police is busy making these 40 lacs (4 million) unnecessary arrests and extorting money, then how can it prevent criminals and terrorists? Where will police get the focus to fight crime?
There are also agencies, who are trying to mislead people by propagating false information about the amendment to CrPC.
Some of the salient features of amendments to Section 41 of the CrPC, pertaining to power of arrests with police are,
1. The amendment proposes that the police officer may, instead of arresting the person concerned, issue a notice of appearance, asking him to cooperate with the police officer in the probe.
2. Where such a notice is issued to any person, it shall be the duty of that person to comply with the terms of the notice and arrest can be made only if the person fails to comply with the notice.
3. Every police officer while making an arrest shall “bear an accurate visible and clear identification of his name.” At the time of arrest, the memorandum shall be attested by at least one witness, who is a member of the family of the person arrested or a respectable member of the locality where the arrest is made.
Often it is found that due to lack of checks on the police’s power to arrest, this power is misused especially in offenses under Section 498A, where it is possible for a married woman to implicate the entire family in a false dowry harassment case. The family is shown the fear of jailing and often either hefty bribes (or extortion amount) to the tune of lacs even are taken from the husband and his family to spare them the ignominy of arrest.
SIFF extends full support to the Government in making these amendments a part of the official gazette. Some of the benefits of making these amendments are:-
1. This amendment will reduce corruption, abuse and extortion in police stations.
2. Often the enormous “power to arrest” given to police used to result in personal and political vendettas. People used to influence police to settle personal and political scores. The amendment will put an end to all these dangerous activities.
3. This is the next revolutionary incident after passing of RTI act so far as anti-corruption drive is concerned.
4. This will bring focus to the activities of police towards creating a crime free and terror free society. At present, police worry more about the extortion money every month than terrorism or crime in the city.
5. Even politicians can not influence the police now to get their opponents arrested arbitrarily.
6. It is to be noted that people are sent to jail (or judicial custody) by a magistrate and not by police. So, people who are accused of crime will as usual be sent to jail after police completes investigation.
7. As per the third report of National Police Commission, since 60% of the arrests are unnecessary and unjustified, it means that in the jails, 60% innocent people have mixed with 40% criminals. This amendment will put an end to this dangerous trend.
8. SIFF is in touch with some reputed senior lawyers in Bangalore and they have opinioned that these amendments are a positive step towards a better civil society.
A gory picture of the misuse of the power to arrest is evident from the fact that, 1,23,000 women have been arrested in the last four years (2004-2007), as per National Crime Records Bureau, on a mere complaint, without trial or investigation, in offenses under Section 498A. These women are the mothers, sisters, and sister-in-laws and female children in the family of men who are mostly falsely implicated in such cases as section 498A of the IPC has come under serious scanner of being heavily misused. With this amendment in place, such gruesome mishaps on women can be averted.
It is a misrepresentation of the good intentions of the Government of India that the current proposed amendment will work to help criminals. The current proposed amendment nowhere does curtail the powers of the police to arrest criminals. It merely streamlines and regulates the process to put checks on misuse of the power and tends to introduce a sense of accountability and opposing such a regularization of process only points to the existing anarchy in the system which needs a serious check
It is left to the choice of the Government of India whether it wants to support anarchy or regularization. India is a democracy which requires high concern of the life and liberty of its citizens. Regularization of process and introduction of accountability is a necessary ingredient of the requirement. Passing this CrPC Amendment, the Government of India will be implementing the above requirement in practicality.
- Immediately implement the CRPC Amendment which aims at stopping arbitrary arrests .
- Immediately Form a 3 member compliance committee consisting of people who have proven themselves innocent with powers to summon and punish the errant officers who may misuse and side steps the intentions of provisions by giving frivolous reasons of arrest.
- Ensure that police provides the compliance order of section 41 on demand to any citizen who requests so that frivolous reasons are not used to justify arrests
Press Club, Bangalore
Sub: Invitation for Press Conference on Friday, 23rd January 2009 at 1: 00 pm at Press Club, Bangalore
Respected Sir / Madam,
Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), single largest NGO promoting the cause of Gender Equality and Family Harmony, is organizing a Press Conference on 23rd January 2009. This press conference is being conducted to extend our support to the recently proposed CrPC Amendment Bill.
We cordially invite your media correspondents / cameramen to this Press Conference and grace the occasion.
We look forward to your active participation in making the event a grand success.
Thanks and Regards,
Public Relations Officer
Save Indian Family Foundation, Bangalore
Virag: 9986378801 (English)
Pandurang Katti: 9342853272 (English)
Prakash: 9880436929 (Kannada)
Shiv Shankar: 9743183369 (Kannada)
The Honorable Chief Justice of Karnataka Shri P D Dinakaran takes serious note of the demands of Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) and Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting(CRISP). SIFF and CRISP held a protest on delay in family cases on Saturday the 17th Jan 2009 demanding additional judges and family courts.
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Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka P.D. Dinakaran called for speedy disposal of cases before the judiciary. Mr Dinakaran, who is also the chief patron, Karnataka Judicial Academy, was speaking after inaugurating a week-long foundation course for newly-promoted civil judges at the Karnataka Judicial Academy here on Monday. He said the time has come for a radical change in the judicial system, on how best justice can be delivered at the earliest. Mr Dinakaran said matrimonial cases, cases related to accidents and land acquisition are on the rise and such cases should be disposed of at the earliest as it involves two or more families and even children. “Time taken to dispose of cases cannot be compensated and the victims are subjected to further agony. We need to gear up and see that we dispose of the cases at the earliest, as justice delayed is justice denied,” he told the promoted judges. More than 10,000 cases are pending in the family court alone and every year on an average at least 2,500 to 3,000 new cases related to restitution of conjugal rights, divorce and child custody cases are getting filed. In 2008 alone, 3,600 divorce cases were filed. Also, there are cases which are being tried for the past 10 to 15 years.
The Additional Secretary (P&A)/Public Grievances Cell
Ministry of Broadcasting & Information
R.No. 552, A-Wing, Shastri Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110001
Sub: Complaint against a culturally derogatory program.
Save Indian Family Foundation would like to air its strong objection and condemnation to the theme of MTV roadies wherein the boy gets a hit in the scrotum for girls making mistakes. The episode can be seen at,
We all know the TV shows are blind followers of sensationalism and they are so blind that they have forgotten and deeply buried their sense of social responsibility. Performing such a dastardly act on TV is spreading poison in the society. The notoriously famous MTV music channel is not coming under scanner for the first time. Your good office has issued warnings to this channel earlier as well for other objectionable content and the channel has been instructed by your good office to display the warning on their telecast some one year back.
MTV being a habitual offender of violation of basics of Content Code and Self Regulation Guidelines of Broadcasters, needs to be banned from airing its shows since its very concept of program is detrimental to the existence of a well behaved society.
It injects, violence (especially violence against males), insensitivity, bitchiness, hatred and dispassion amongst its participants and viewers equally. If the channel had shown violence against females, the act would have made great news and probably by now the channel would have been off air. But since it is against men, it is being allowed to continue?
Violence, irrespective of the gender of its victim, is condemnable in all forms and needs strict action against its perpetrators. We, Save Indian Family Foundation strongly urge removal of the program from air and a strict penalty be imposed on the channel and its designers and content publishers as your good office may deem as fit and just in the interest of justice and equity.
We do hope and believe our concerns are going to be taken in positive spirit and we expect full co-operation from you in this matter.
Well we all know media loves sensationalism and that’s a very big survival strategy for them. The media rides on sensationalism and news that create sensation. It’s a jargon actually in the media, “A dog biting a man is no news however a Man biting a dog is news”. And in today’s competitive world with over a dozen odd news channel floating around on air, the competition for sensationalism and the race for being the first to grab the TRP horse by the neck, just got hotter.
And it is also a habit of the media to somehow cross link various happenings and give a different interpretation to it. Now with the recession setting in, TV Today Group, the one behind Headlines Today and Aajtak news channels, thought of doing a story on how “Recession affects those husbands who have to pay maintenance to their litigating wives.” Accordingly, the group correspondents contacted the Save Indian Family Foundation members in Bangalore and told them that the theme for the show was to project how husbands who are forced to pay maintenance to their estranged wives view recession affecting their situation.
As such, the recording was arranged and the bytes of the members were taken by TV Today Correspondent on the 16th Jan 2009 in Bangalore. The show was finally, after editing, aired on 18th Jan 2009, all day long on the Headlines Today channel. But it was a shocking disappointment for the interviewed members to see the way editing was done; the show worked against those poor husbands who had gathered spirits to speak before the media.
The TV Today group had voiced the views of a Women’s Rights Activist who quoted that men are making an excuse of recession to flee alimony / maintenance. She also told that men ditch their wives and then want to escape alimony / maintenance giving excuses like recession. Save Indian Family Foundation receives 250-300 weekly calls from men who are not only tortured by their wives but are also forced to pay maintenance to their estranged wives based on the false cases of dowry harassment and domestic violence that these disgruntled women file on their husbands. These extortionist wives enjoy the patronage and pamperment of radical women’s organizations, the Government, the laws, the judiciary and the biased anti-men media who want to squeeze every possible drop of sensationalism from the fulcrum of the family.
In wake of the above facts, the message that, “Wife-ditching husbands want to flee alimony citing recession” directly invalidates the pain and agony of those innocent husbands who are forced to pay maintenance just because their wives managed to shed a few tears in the courtroom. These innocent husbands are the real victims of misuse of women-centric biased anti-men marriage laws in India, also called Legal Terrorism and the way the show was aired it has made life more difficult for these husbands and will create more hatred for them in the society. The media needs to sensitize itself on these issues before being the forerunner in the race of sensationalism.
TV Today Group has committed a grave act of felony and breach of trust by not communicating the theme of the program truthfully to Save Indian Family Foundation. The NGO providing them with victims for their show and when they had an idea to showcase expert opinion on the matter then it was imperative, had they been professional in their approach, for them to take the experts’ opinion from Save Indian Family Foundation as well, which champions men’s causes. However TV Today Group chose to commit data theft on Save Indian Family Foundation. It has taken data from us and passed off its agenda on the carcass of the data.
The Group needs to realize that sensationalism and money is not everything. There is something called a basic sense of ethics, which stops one from getting sold in the market themselves. Or is it that the feminists, having spoken one after another lie about men, are now so afraid to debate with us on any issue that they have resorted to hijacking shows. We openly challenge any feminist to debate with us on any issue they want, provided they have the spirits to call a spade a spade and not resort to hijacking tactics.
This article is a note of caution to the readers before believing TV media people. They can stoop to any extent to get a ‘sensational news story’ and raising their TRP even by 0.01 points above their competitors. Now you know exactly how Aaj Tak Channel manages to gather the awards every year. After all the money they gather from the feminists, has to be spent somewhere.
Sub: Crisis in Family and Family Court
Save Indian Family Foundation, an NGO dedicated to promote the cause of Family Harmony and Gender Equality, issues press release highlighting severe crisis in Family Court in Bangalore. It has come to the notice of Save Indian Family Foundation via various media reports there has been a serious dearth of judges in the Family Court of Bangalore on Siddhaiah Road. The Times of India reported it on 14 August 2008, whereas the DNA reported it on 16 November 2008.
Firstly it was the vacancy of IIIrd Additional Family Court as previous judge Shri Radhakrishna Holla was promoted to Principal Judge and then it was the sudden transfer of Shri Mariyappa to Bijapur which vacated the IInd Additional Family Court as well. Justice Mariyappa was also handling the additional burden of the IIIrd Additional Family Court and had disposed of 1200 cases in four months.
Currently there are 11,000 cases pending and 3,000 cases are just adjourned due to the non availability of judges. This is a grave concern for litigants who are entangled in family problems. As the old adage goes, “Justice delayed is Justice denied”, such inadvertent delay of justice due to non availability of judges is a cause of grave concern for Save Indian Family Foundation.
Family problems are very serious yet sensitive and quick relief is the call of the day for such problems. It has come to our notice through media reports that there is reluctance among judges to serve in Family Courts and this is one of the major reasons that the courts are empty since 6 months with no one to hear the woes of litigants. There is not even a semblance of justice for the 3000 odd cases and their applicants whose matters are adjourned daily.
Because of this political delay in justice and hearing of cases,
1. Non-custodian fathers are not able to see their children.
2. Children are not able to see their non-custodian fathers.
3. Women who are entitled to maintenance are not able to collect it.
4. One family which could be reunited via Restitution of Conjugal Rights provision is denied the chance.
5. One young couple, entangled in an unpleasant divorce, could have been granted divorce and they would have been able to move on in their life without wasting their youthful years.
6. Grandparents aka parents of the non-custodian parent, are denied the chance to meet their grandchildren and similarly those children also miss the love and affection of their grandparents.
The judiciary is in dire need of sensitization of critical and crucial family issues in order to handle the load on Family Courts. It needs to realize the importance of speedy disposal of cases and prevention of procedural and administration delays in family matters. Times have changed a lot and so has the family structure. The dynamic socio-economic revolution, largely influenced due to blind westernization of cultural Indian values, is taking a heavy toll on the life and longevity of today’s marriage. Divorces are being filed at the drop of a hat.
The Government and the Judiciary has a serious role to play in it. Currently unintentionally the process itself has become more barbaric than the final order that divorce comes as a long awaited relief like an oasis in a desert. A national debate on this issue is needed.
Save Indian Family Foundation urges the Government and the Judiciary to take immediate and positive steps to address the problem of Family Court in Bangalore and provide,
1. At least 5 Family Court Judges with at least 2 female judges, and
2. Open up additional family courts to dissipate the load of pending cases.
Save Indian Family Foundation fears the fulcrum of family is in grave danger and the crisis is not only on the Family Court, it is on the Family. In order to create awareness about the issue and submit a memorandum to the Principal Judge of the Family Court, Save Indian Family Foundation is organizing a flash Dharna in front of the family court on Saturday 17th Jan 2009 at 11: 00 AM. Members of Save Indian Family Foundation will be distributing pamphlets.
Date: 16 January 2009 Thanks and Regards
Place: Bangalore Public Relations Officer
Save Indian Family Foundation, Bangalore