Come July 2nd 2014 and the nation went berserk on a landmark judgment passed by the Supreme Court of India directing the police not to arrest without following due procedures in dowry cases and there were reactions coming in from all sides – positive and negative.
Some over-enthusiastic people even went to the extent of thinking that dowry law has now been diluted and men can breathe easy as its misuse would be curbed now.
And thus it made me think – “Is dowry law abuse the only issue men face?”
Also, how does one judgment ensure that men won’t be arrested in other false charges? In a society, where we have a plethora of anti-male laws, such a hope is far-fetched and wrought with imagination.
In the last one week, I came across 2 such instances wherein men have been arrested under Section 107/151 on a complaint of creating public nuisance without trial or investigation.
Ever since the Samajwadi Party declared its election manifesto promising to work on reducing false cases in dowry and rape laws if voted to power, I was waiting to see what price does the SP Supremo, MSY must pay for his dare to speak truth.
My wait ended sooner than expected as one fine day I was having breakfast and was reading “The Hindu” which had front page news of “2 minors found hanging” and as I read into the contents, it said, the bodies were “indicative of rape”. Till date I am wrestling with the grey matter in my brains as to what would mean “indicative of rape”. Either rape has happened or it has not happened. Either, there has been a forceful penetration or there’s none. And this can only be established through autopsy and medical report.
Now, since the autopsy is not yet done and the medical report is not available, I was wondering how come media people came to the conclusion that it was indicative of rape? The rape news spread faster and before one could realize there was a storm on the political front and the social media blaming UP’s law and order situation.
Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), an NGO working for men’s rights, raises concerns over the current “Campaign of Vendetta” that is being targeted against Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh (UP) over the reported rape cases.
Recently, there has been a big brouhaha about incidents of alleged rape in Uttar Pradesh. Both Akhilesh and Mulayam Singh Yadav were blamed for rising incidents of rape in Uttar Pradesh. Even United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon also showed his displeasure at Mulayam Singh.
- Is this a fact that the crime rate of Uttar Pradesh is very high compared to other States in India?
- Or is there a concerted “campaign of vendetta” and “politics of crime” that is unleashed to degrade Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav?
Translated from Koshish Jaari hai….
In an ongoing court case, the lawyer argues, “Your Honor, the girl and the boy never stayed together, rather the boy died due to torture by the girl.” However, the judge isn’t interested in listening and says, “Whatever it is, as the wife has a legal right, shall be entitled to the insurance money”. You might be forced to think, it’s not a court order, rather hooliganism.
Somewhere distant, there’s another case going on. The lawyer argues, “Your Honor, the boy is ready to cooperate and he shall be granted bail as the girl and the boy have been living together for the past 2 years.” Whilst, it may be difficult to deduce if the judge really understood or not but he observes, “See, whatever it is, it’s a rape. Even the medical report says so; hence there is no respite from imprisonment. You might once again think, is it the court of law or mockery of justice?
And so, is going on a third case wherein the lawyer again argues thus, “Your honor, the poor man committed suicide owing to the false case of rape filed against him and this woman is imprisoned only for four years!” And comes a confident response from the judge, “She is a woman, she is lonely, we are punishing her for the small mistake, now what else do you want?” And you feel like banging your head against the wall at this open hooliganism.
Subject: Aamir Khan is maligning Men by telling lies and half-truths in Ardha-Satyameva Jayate.
Recently, it has been reported that actor Aamir Khan has approached Mumbai police with complaints about some malicious propaganda against him. This is least expected out of a person, who stereotypes and paints large sections of Indian men as evil on his show Satyameva Jayate. He claimed 50% of men are beating up 50% of women in the episode on domestic violence (in last season), which is far from any truth.
The title of Aamir Khan’s program Satyameva Jayate has to be changed to Ardha-Satyameva Jayate (Half Truths only Triumph) as it is all about manipulation and fake tears.
Actor Aamir Khan is doing business around truth while manipulating data, figures, statistics and telling half truths. This is not Satyameva Jayate at all. Watching such a program actually distorts one’s perceptions, when it is sold to the audience claiming it to be the truth.
The legal system in India resembles many other common law systems based on legislation, historical customs and precedents set-forth by prior courts. The country’s Constitution provides the final word on India law and governing, which is administered by a court system broken into various “levels”
India’s courts are historically inefficient, with significant backlogs present within most levels of the legal system. As a result of extended backlogs, public sentiment toward India’s court system is low, with some calling for formal reform. To detractors, the right to justice stands as a fundamental principle, so they believe the burden is upon the state to deal with the slow-to-justice issue, by providing infrastructure adequate to handle the flow of the judiciary. It is currently estimated that there are approximately 14 judges employed for each million citizens in India.
The courts are also notoriously corrupt, with noted cases of bribery, influence peddling and other indiscretions on record. So where does these leave Indian citizens accused of crimes? The answer is a mixed bag, depending on the type of crime suspected, and the sex of the alleged offender.