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IPC Section 498-A: Misuse

Dedicated to the Victimised Indian Families, Who are falsely threatened & Blackmailed by the Indian Daughters-In-Law & her family members, and those Victimised families who are already falsely charged under the Section 498A. Its all about False charges of Dowry Law, Domestic Violence, Alimony, Marriage and Divorce. NOTE: All articles are my personal copyright. They may be republished if the source is acknowledged and a link provided to this site. This is not an Anti-Women Blog. Read Disclaimer.

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Women go to the police with a complaint (may be false), but the system provides to record that as a criminal complaint and that data adds in to the National Statistics of Crime Against Women. When male goes with a genuine complaint the police at max can record a Non Cognizable offence against the women. That will never reflect in the statistics. Then how will one guage crime against men? Every 100 Suicides in India have 63 Males and 37 Females. Every 100 male suicides have 45 married males, and every 100 women suicides have 25 married Women. Married women suicides have default arrests of the inlaws under presumed dowry death. Married men suicides entitle wife for a 50% share in property. What kind of equality is this? I thank you for visiting my blog, Please visit again. And I welcome you to participate on my Blog. [indianhusbands (at-the-rate) yahoo (dot) com]. Click here for Main Page

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Statistics and 498a

Dear All,
Something that I have respected unconvincingly is Statistics. I have respected because if totally used in some limits, it is very useful and if used in length but in isolation then it can be totally misleading. But the question is where do we draw a line?

For example, Two batsmen with a strike rate of 200%, sounds genius but we find that both though share the same strike rate one achieved the same by virtue of 50 runs in 25 deliveries and the other scored 2 runs of 1 ball. Funny isn’t it?

Similarly, we have leaders who have successfully established themselves as icons be it as a chief of a Gender Lobby. Or who brands a baba as a non vegetarian or someone who has shut the doors to the dancing ‘women’ in bars. They have repeatedly expressed their concern over mandatory registering complaint of the daughter-in-law in the police station every time if-she-feels-harassed.

My question to these people is “Is there any agenda behind this?” and I get an answer “Yes that is Statistics”, while some people would call it as scam or racket I would discuss on the blunder that has been committed.

They say 1) there cannot be such laws where the sections are against the daughter-in-law. But they also agree that the misuse of the over protecting laws has been in abundance. They are not documented as there are no “Specific” sections to do so.
2) They also say that everytime a daughter-in-law complains, the cognizance has to be taken (they actually mean irrespective of the authenticity of the complaint).

The Catch: This only means that we are ‘merely’ adding on to the statistics which will project a pathetic and scary one sided picture. Conversely, now we do not have a special section that is enforced on the sides of the daughters in law, and the stringency is almost absent as I encounter many pre 498a victims complaining that the police refused to take the NC and after easily applicable 498a where would they go? Now while taking a glance at the end of year we are left with ready reckoner on the section 498a front and related sections but when it comes to the sections applied on the daughters in law which is rare as there are no compulsions, well, that is where those cases are lost among the regular criminal cases and the distorted result shows that the DV and Dowry cases are on rise and once again they do not get a separate identity of criminals.
But now what do we need to do? File a PIL, sounds good but it needs each ones contribution. Why? Because PIL is about PUBLIC INTEREST and just 1 or 2 do not make PUBLIC, it requires Junta. Then only the judiciary has business to mind and hence we need to build our own real statistics and fight against the pseudo projections with one sided compulsions that makes a drunkard of an institution that uses statistics like a pole to balance itself when fully drunk.
Few days back I tried pushing the non functioning car of my Jijaji but had no luck and it was exhausting, I alone could not make much difference but once people joined the effort required to push that car for each one was almost negligible with everyone putting their strength and we could push the car easily.
Similarly, please participate in the PIL contribute invaluably in your own way. Help us help you. We need our strength to be heard in right spheres. Else this statistics will eat us up.
My brother rightly argues on statistics that if there are 10 women in a room where one is pregnant then the statisticians will project each women as 10% pregnant. Or out of 10 women if 5 are virgins then each one would be 50% virgin. Or the SMS that read “If Laden had 20 kids out of 4 wives and Laloo had 10 from 1 rabri definitely laloo averages better inspite of Laden’s 20.”
Now how do we fight against poison? By using the poison in an antidote. So let build the real statistical strength of separate identity. Please Sign the PIL to succeed one day.
Miles to go… but now quickly,
Jinesh Zaveri.


Blogger Rebel said...

Excellent blog. Your unique viewpoint is indeed commendable. Statistics is a very useful tool to gain an important insight into a particular situation, however, it does have a lethal disadvantage that the statistical report is subject to the creator's approach. If a situation has not been properly studied and statisical reports are drawn, invariably, the reports will be faulty and will only draw incorrect conclusion.

Unfortunately, the feministic NGOs who are furnishing statistical reports on women issues are enjoying all the freedom because there is none in our country so bothered about the current status quo that they would atleast question the lop-sided reports on women issues. Life of a man is so extremely difficult that he can either fight against injustice or take care of his family by working hard for his livelihood.
Why ? Why a woman's efforts are so sensationalized and a man's efforts are considered, "so-what-, he-is-suppose-to-do-that" ? Such partiality is yet to be discovered by people and probably then, those who have the desire to live in a nice environment will want it to change.
Instead of generalising on gender basis, why can't we people respect justice ?

Mon Mar 13, 12:19:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a stasticas which takes with death and sucide can be take as reliable. Feminists are perception or advocaty statistics.
That is why sucide statistoics by Professor K Nagaraj are reliable

While feinist statistics on greenberg Lake model are not

Wed Mar 15, 11:27:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well well where is your this sunday article?

is there no post for this week.

Good. As a real budding writer needs to take a break too once in a while, so that his readers look-forward with anxiety for his next. Like the much-awaited types.

A common trait of any writer is his abiltiy to keep the anticipation building among his readers.

A Real Critic
and most important
Feminist-not anti-men(ditto ditto)

No argument now, even I call for truce with default or no default.

Wed Apr 05, 01:58:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Jinesh Zaveri said...

Thank You so much for your last comment.

I would keep writing if "Maa Saraswati" allows me to do so.

I was a bit busy since I am leaving for a religious tour today, will be back on Monday.

Besides everything... there is a lots to write. Hope I am able to.

Wed Apr 05, 09:56:00 AM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope Maa Sawaswati blesses you with her finest and more important lets you see when other people who write a comment on your blog with a different view do not get attacked .
In my opinion and is generally also, a writer has no intentions to ever encourage an argument amongst its commentators or critics.

He or she shall rise to the occassion and create a condusive discussion irrespective of friendship or brotherhood.

Wed Apr 05, 11:35:00 AM GMT+5:30  

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