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Nearly half of Indians think wife beating is ok

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A report from UNICEF's "Global Report Card on Adolescents 2012", says that 57% of adolescent boys in India think a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife. In its facebook page, UNICEF India posts
Our Global Report (UNICEF's Report Card on Adolescents 2012) points out that 57% of adolescent boys in India think a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife.
Even more shocking is over half of the Indian adolescent girls (53%) think that a husband is justified in beating his wife. It's a shocking revelation in this day and age. Not just Indian men, but even adolescents - in the 15-19 age group - feel that wife beating is justified. 
Unicef's " Global Report Card on Adolescents 2012", says that 57% of adolescent boys in India think a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife. It adds that over half of the Indian adolescent girls, or around 53% think that a husband is justified in beating his wife. In comparison, 41% women inB…

Indian Supreme Court directs removal of couple's pictures from social media after divorce

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In a case of highly contested divorce where couples filed over 18 civil and criminal proceedings against each other, the Indian Supreme Court directed the estranged husband to remove the pictures of a couple from all social media platforms, leaving them with no footprint of their bitter relationship.

The bench, comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, accepted a plea made by advocate Dushyant Parashar, appearing for the wife to issue directions for removal of her pictures from all of her estraged husband's social media platforms.

This is the first time such a case went before Supreme Court for review under Article 142 of the Constitution. The judges said that in order for the woman to move ahead in life, all her pictures from any social media platforms be removed.  The court directed that "Neither the husband nor the wife shall put the photographs of each other in any mode at any place which would also include social media or online"



The couple from Mahar…

Passports of 10 People under Indian government scrutiny Over NRI Marriage Disputes

Last week we read "news about Indian Government setting up website to register, track NRI marriages"
The ministry for women and child development is setting up a website on which registrars from states across the country will have to upload details related to NRI marriages, in a move aimed at tacking the issue of NRI husbands abandoning or ill-treating their wives.

The integrated nodal agency (INA), an inter-ministerial body that is examining the issues faced by women trapped in bad marriages with Non-Resident Indian husbands, is reviewing requests of revocation of 10 passports made by the National Commission for Women. The committee has asked the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to expedite action. INA, which has begun investigations into the matter of absconding NRI husbands, chaired its first meeting on Jan. 18, which was headed by Maneka Gandhi, the Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD). The WCD ministry took to the social media to update people about its pro…

Indian Government setting up website to register, track NRI marriages

The ministry for women and child development is setting up a website on which registrars from states across the country will have to upload details related to NRI marriages, in a move aimed at tacking the issue of NRI husbands abandoning or ill-treating their wives. On 20 December, the ministry also constituted an integrated nodal agency headed by its secretary to address all issues related to NRI marital disputes. The developments follow recommendations made by an inter-ministerial panel headed by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to review the legal and regulatory challenges faced by women deserted by NRI men. “Having a website that has all data related to marriages of NRIs with Indian nationals, including the address of the NRI groom, where he works, etc. will help us to tackle complaints more promptly. It will be mandatory for registrars to upload all details soon after a marriage is registered,” said a senior official of the ministry on condition of anonymity. Although the…