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  • Application - 1:

    Subject :

    • Request for information under Right to Information act-2005 regarding statistics of 498a and section 3 & 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act

    Purpose :

    • The purpose is to find out the conviction rate of the cases where 498a is involved.
    • Another purpose is to find out that while the purpose of 498a was to protect women but this is misused by arresting so many women.

    Filed To :

    • Commissioner of Police, Bangalore.

    Filed Date :

    • 15/02/2008

    Current Status :

    • Getting various data from various office of the ACP and police station. This is updated in the RTI Statistics section.

    Summary :

    • The data obtained till now shows that the conviction rate is less than .5 %.
    • The data obtained till now shows that the % of arrested women out of all those arrested is around 30 %.


  • Application - 2:

    Subject :

    • Request for information under Right to Information act-2005 regarding "Committee on Reforms of Criminal Justice System" Submitted to Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs by Chairman Dr Justice V S MALIMATH

    Purpose :

    • To expose that even a Govt. of India appointed committee, which was chaired by an eminent Judge finds that 498a is highly misused and recommended to make 498a bailable and compoundable.

    Filed To :

    • Director, Ministry of Home Affairs.

    Filed Date :

    • 01/03/2008

    Current Status :

    • Received following reply from Ministry of Home Affairs:

      "With regard to your letter, I may say that the Law Commission in its 154th report on the code of CrPC, 1973 recommended to make the offence under section 498a IPC compoundable. The Malimath Committee on reforms of criminal justice system also recommended to make the offence under section 498a IPC compoundable and bailable. However it was decided by the Govt. not to accept the same as this would go against the interest of the women"

    Summary :

    • Appealing to the next appellant authority "How making 498a IPC bailable and compoundable will go against the interest of women, when result of RTI 1 clearly shows that 30 % of the arrested people are women.".


  • Application - 3:

    Subject :

    • Request for information under Right to Information act-2005 regarding statistics of 498a and section 3 & 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act

    Purpose :

    • The purpose is to find out the conviction rate of the cases where 498a is involved.
    • Another purpose is to find out that while the purpose of 498a was to protect women but this is misused by arresting so many women.

    Filed To :

    • DGP, Karnataka.

    Filed Date :

    • 01/03/2008

    Current Status :

    • No reply till now, probably I addressed to the wrong address. Even though they were supposed to forward to the concerned people under RTI Act

    Summary :

    • Appealing to the next appellant authority for no response within the stipulated 30 days period.


  • Application - 4:

    Subject :

    • Request for information under Right to Information act-2005 regarding "Protection of women from domestic violence act, 2005".

    Purpose :

    • To find out the rational of introducing this act when already women have protection under various IPC sections. Asked a total of 31 questions (These questions will be updated on the website soon).

    Filed To :

    • The Prime Ministerís office, New Delhi.

    Filed Date :

    • 01/03/2008

    Current Status :

    • PMO forwarded the RTI to the Women and Child Welfare Ministry, New Delhi.
    • Got detailed response to the 31 questions from Women and Child Welfare Ministry, New Delhi (These Answers will be updated on the website soon).
    • Got "Statement of objects and reasons from Women and Child Welfare Ministry, New Delhi, which was discussed in parliament" (This will be updated on the website soon).

    Summary :

    • Studying the detailed response to see whether an appeal is to be made or not?


  • Application - 5:

    Subject :

    • Request for information under Right to Information act-2005 regarding "Protection of women from domestic violence act, 2005".

    Purpose :

    • To find out the reaction and action taken by Govt. of India, where Honíble Supreme Court has described the "DV Act" as "clumsy wording" and "not very happily worded".
    • To find out various statistics related to the DV Act.

    Filed To :

    • The Prime Ministerís office, New Delhi.

    Filed Date :

    • 01/03/2008

    Current Status :

    • Got Extract no 17-2/2006-WW, which was sent by "Department of Legal Affairs", to the "Ministry of women and child welfare". This is Govt. of Indiaís reaction to the Suprem court judgment (This will be updated on the website soon).
    • Got detailed response to the 31 questions from Women and Child Welfare Ministry, New Delhi (These Answers will be updated on the website soon).
    • Got "Statement of objects and reasons from Women and Child Welfare Ministry, New Delhi, which was discussed in parliament" (This will be updated on the website soon).

    Summary :

    • Studying the detailed response to see whether an appeal is to be made or not?


  • Application - 6:

    Subject :

    • Request for information under Right to Information act-2005 regarding information on "Child Custody" cases filed in family court, Bangalore from 2007-2008.

    Purpose :

    • To find out the trend who is getting most the "Child Custody".

    Filed To :

    • The Deputy Registrar, High Court of Karnataka.

    Filed Date :

    • 29/03/2008

    Current Status :

    • SIC has directed to furnish information within 60 days in the asked format.

    Summary :

    • SIC has directed to furnish information within 60 days in the asked format.


  • Application - 7:

    Subject :

    • Request for information under Right to Information act-2005 regarding information on "divorce" cases filed in family court, Bangalore from 200-2008.

    Purpose :

    • To find out the trend who is winning "divorce".

    Filed To :

    • The Deputy Registrar, High Court of Karnataka.

    Filed Date :

    • 29/03/2008

    Current Status :

    • SIC has directed to furnish information within 60 days in the asked format.

    Summary :

    • SIC has directed to furnish information within 60 days in the asked format.


  • Application - 8:

    RTI 498A - COP-Appeal - http://www.box.net/shared/au1x4t0bs4 - Filed by Suresh


  • Application - 9:

    RTI 498A - DGP-Appeal - http://www.box.net/shared/e96fvilkrv - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 10:

    RTI - CJI - 498aMisuse - http://www.box.net/shared/k3ocmakn3f - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 11:

    RTI - CJI - Double maintenance - http://www.box.net/shared/9g8nb3p5tb - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 12:

    RTI - CJKarnataka - Double maintenance - http://www.box.net/shared/il15bug9z3 - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 13:

    RTI - CJKarnataka - dv misuse - http://www.box.net/shared/tk14pqss5z - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 14:

    RTI - LAW - Double maintenance - legal affair dept - http://www.box.net/shared/i7beuofbe9 - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 15:

    RTI - LAW - Double maintenance - legislative dept - http://www.box.net/shared/gndm2f2rra - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 16:

    RTI - WCD - http://www.box.net/shared/1cln03go2h - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 17:

    RTI - WCD - Karnataka - http://www.box.net/shared/l404vbn4qe - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 18:

    RTI-complaint-FC-child-custody-SIC - http://www.box.net/shared/b0dtzeeugn - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 19:

    RTI-complaint-FC-divorce-SIC - http://www.box.net/shared/6y3qu32uvq - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 20:

    RTI - High Court - DV Maintenance - http://www.box.net/shared/9vcokxy8l0 - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 21:

    RTI - Family Court - CrPC 125 - http://www.box.net/shared/y69tpbiq68 - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 22:

    RTI-Mahesh-MaintenanceOrders - http://www.box.net/shared/qqk3pljv4d - Filed by M Mahesh


  • Application - 23:

    RTI - Law Commission - DV misuse - http://www.box.net/shared/2e2bkez68k - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 24:

    RTI - legal affair dept - DV misuse http://www.box.net/shared/19cjnoicca - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 25:

    RTI - legislative dept - DV misuse http://www.box.net/shared/vl041aieb4 - Filed by P Suresh


  • Application - 26:

    RTI - WCD - DV misuse http://www.box.net/shared/sv7jphe8n9 - Filed by P Suresh


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