Petition to Conduct CBI Enquiry into Murder of Dr J A Mathan

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Foreign court's writ upheld again in custody battle (Canada and India)

Foreign court's writ upheld again in custody battle (Canada and India)
A Subramani, TNN 14 December 2009, 04:18am IST
CHENNAI: Less than a month after an NRI couple’s bitter legal battle over the custody of their minor son, an identical case has come to light. Like Vijayshree Voora, who was directed by the Supreme Court to return to the US with her son and submit herself before the New York family court, in this one too, Nandini Venkatesh has been asked to return to Canada, with her two children — Dhruv Bardwaj, 15, and Meghna Bardwaj, 11.

In both cases, the courts have thus underlined the emotional as well as legal rights of the biological father on foreign soil. And both courts have said that when a consent order of a foreign court is there, it can’t be brushed aside lightly.

The present case came to light after a civil suit was filed in Madras High Court for A Sethuraman (75), the grandfather of the children.

He wanted the parents —Nandini Venkatesh and Tirupathi Srinivasa Venkatesh — to be restrained from harassing him or taking the children to Canada. Moved by his plea, justice S Rajasuria passed an interim order on September 3, allowing the children to remain with their grandfather. At that stage it appeared as if the litigation was between the maternal grandfather on one side and the parents on the other.

A clearer picture emerged when the father, Venkatesh, appealed in court, stating that the provincial court of Ontario in Canada had already declared that the couple as well as the children were Canadian citizens and that they all came under the jurisdiction of that court.

Based on the couple’s consent on July 10, the Ontario court permitted Nandini to bring the children to India for a vacation and return to the Ontario court's jurisdiction and their father's care on or before September 6.
Venkatesh claimed that the present civil suit was filed to avoid returning the children to Canada. A court inquiry revealed that Nandini worked in Delhi and that the children were studying in a school there.

Justice Rajasuria took exception to the maternal grandfather's decision to shift the children to Delhi without the prior permission of the court.

Vijayasree Voora has gone missing again with abducted son Aditya, says ex-husband Dr Ravichandran

Vijayasree Voora has gone missing again with abducted son Aditya, says ex-husband Dr Ravichandran
22 December 2009
CHENNAI: The custody battle over an NRI child took a new turn on Monday with Dr V Ravichandran, the former husband of Vijayasree Voora, lodging a complaint at the Pondy Bazaar police station saying that she was missing along with their son.

In his complaint, Ravichandran said that the Supreme Court had ordered Voora to take their son Aditya to be produced before the New York family court within a fortnight of November 17, 2009, failing which, the court would restore the child's custody to him. He said: "Vijayasree Voora has willfully and knowingly flouted the order of the Supreme Court and has absconded from the arms of law. I apprehend a threat to the life of my minor son Aditya. She has always disrespected the court.''

Vijayasree, on the other hand, told TOI that she was very much in New Delhi. "I have informed the CBI and the courts of this," she said. She claimed her husband was trying to take the child away to the US. She said her visa formalities were not complete and that she was in the process of making an affidavit to the Supreme Court seeking time to leave for the US.

Dr Ravichandran, in his complaint, said there was no trace of Aditya or Vijayasree at the addresses given by the latter to the CBI. All registered documents sent to the two addresses in Chennai had been returned, he claimed.

Ravichandran, who was present at the Pondy Bazaar police station with his mother and volunteers of the Save Indian Family Foundation, said Vijayasree had flouted the Supreme Court order asking her to to return to the US and resolve her dispute with him for the custody of their son Aditya.

"The CBI should have kept track of her movements but failed. She disappeared on December 18 and now I have come to Chennai looking for her. I am worried for my son's safety," Ravichandran said.

Later, Vijayashree's father Sriman Narayana Voora told TOI that his daughter had spoken to the T Nagar assistant commissioner of police and informed him of her whereabouts and that she was in the process of completing her visa formalities.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

One in five divorce cases use Facebook as evidence in UK

One in five divorce cases use Facebook as evidence in UK
24 December 2009
It is supposed to get people together, but nowadays, social networking site Facebook is increasingly being used as evidence of cheating in divorce cases, a British law firm has found.

According to divorce lawyers, the social networking site is tempting users to cheat on their spouses and flirty messages and wall posts are increasingly being cited as evidence of extramarital activity, reports The Telegraph .

In fact, a law firm said that almost one in five divorce cases they’re working on cited Facebook.

“I had heard from my staff that there were a lot of people saying they had found out things about their partners on Facebook and I decided to see how prevalent it was,” the New York Daily News quoted Mark Keenan, Managing Director of Divorce-Online, as telling the Telegraph.

“I was really surprised to see 20 per cent of all the petitions containing references to Facebook. The most common reason seemed to be people having inappropriate sexual chats with people they were not supposed to,” he added.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

How Gerry Adams (IRA Sinn Fein leader) lied to protect his paedophile brother Liam (who abused daughter), helped him work with children

Revealed: The full chilling story of how Gerry Adams lied to protect his paedophile brother - and helped him work with children
24th December 2009
When night came, the terror started. Across Belfast, terrorist punishment squads scoured the streets for petty criminals.
Screams and gunshots rang out after dark as summary justice was handed out. For so-called anti-social elements caught by these gangs, the punishments were lingering - and gruesome. No mercy was shown.
Bundling the victim into a waiting car, the terrorists would take the suspect to a favourite secluded spot - a cemetery where IRA volunteers had been buried with full military honours as a salvo of bullets were fired into the air.

There, in the dead of night, sentence would be pronounced, depending on the severity of the crime.
A car thief might escape with a severe beating with baseball bats for a first offence. But regular offenders faced knee-capping. The victim was ordered to remove their trousers (to prevent infection from fibres forced into their flesh by a bullet) and shot in the back of the leg. Crippled for life, this served as a permanent warning to them and others.
Drug dealers received a double knee-capping, while those seized by the Nutting Squad - a gang of sophisticated IRA killers who tortured suspected informers with power drills - rarely lived to tell the tale.
Such brutal justice was commonplace - and sanctioned by the IRA leadership. At the height of the Troubles, a knee-capping was being carried out every night in Belfast, with more than 6,000 crippled.
But by far the most grisly punishments were reserved for 'nonces' - sex offenders and child molesters, regarded as the lowest of the low.

Indeed, the punishment squads were often superfluous to requirement, because gangs of locals would take the law into their own hands.
In one case, a man was locked in a van with three savage dogs and torn to pieces. In another, a rapist was crucified by being nailed to a fence beside a busy road. Homes of suspected nonces were petrol-bombed by mobs.
Yet the occupant of one terrace house remained unmolested, even though many people - police, social workers, politicians and locals - had heard dreadful gossip about what happened behind his front door.
There was a simple reason this man was not attacked: a huge poster of Gerry Adams, the public face of the IRA, hung from his front window.
And to make sure there was no confusion, the man would greet callers by asking: 'Do you know who my brother is?'
For the occupant was Liam Adams, little brother of Gerry, kingpin of the organisation and a man who reached worldwide prominence when Margaret Thatcher ordered that his voice could not be broadcast in order to prevent the IRA benefiting from the 'oxygen of publicity'.
Liam's warning sign worked. It made clear he was an IRA ' untouchable' on account of his family connections.
Picture: Gerry Adams (Senior) IRA terrorist aristocrat with hallowed son Gerry Adams (Sinn Fein leader) in Ireland. Terrorist aristocrats and Child abusers in their own family

Due to the prominence of Gerry and his father, Gerry senior, also a stalwart of the IRA, the Adams family was regarded as 'terrorist aristocracy' in Belfast.
Such power meant that for more than three decades, Liam managed to escape retribution for the rape and sexual abuse of his daughter Aine, which began in the Seventies when she was just four and ended when she was ten.
This week, Liam finally handed himself into the police to face sex abuse charges - 22 years after Aine first told 'Uncle Gerry' of the abuse.
Why did Liam hand himself in? Only because his brother Gerry told him to do so after Aine went public with the abuse allegations for the first time in a TV interview.
The truth is that Gerry Adams has spent the past two decades protecting his brother by covering up for his unspeakable crimes and persuading his niece to keep quiet about it - to 'keep it in the family' - in order to protect his own skin.
Yesterday, appalled rape campaigners said Adams could have ended his niece's quest for justice years ago had he spoken out earlier.
Picture: Aine Adams, niece of Gerry Adams (Daughter of Liam Adams).Sexually Abused by own father from age of 7 to 10 years

Yet he chose not to, for the sake of his political career.
The disgust felt at Adams's behaviour is palpable in Ireland, a country reeling from the scandal of paedophile priests.
The brutal facts, according to Aine, are as follows. From 1978, her father Liam used to beat up her mother Sally badly enough to make her run from the house - leaving him free to abuse Aine who, like most victims of paedophiles, told no one. Sally eventually threw out Liam in 1983 and divorced him.
It was only when Aine discovered her father had a new wife with another little girl to abuse that she told her mother, who went to the police.
Aine was examined by police doctors, who confirmed she had been abused, but she says officers were more interested in recruiting members of the Adams family to act as informers than in helping her.
She turned to Uncle Gerry for help, hoping he would punish her father for his unspeakable crimes.

Instead, he tried to convince his niece it was her father who was the victim rather than her.
Adams told Aine: 'Our Liam can't cope with life and I'm trying to get him to meet you, but you know he is a coward and might not want to do that.'
Under pressure from some un-named Republicans, Aine withdrew her police complaint and tried to get on with her life. She had two children - but couldn't sleep with the light off or the door closed.
By 2007, Aine was so fed up of being strung along by her uncle that she revived the police investigation. A warrant was issued for Liam's arrest in November 2008.
Facing 23 specimen charges of rape and sexual assault, Liam went on the run. Aine finally spoke out last week because of the lack of any progress concerning his arrest.
So compromised was Gerry Adams by her TV interview that he made a public appeal for Liam to come forward.
But even though Liam voluntarily walked into a police station in Co. Sligo on Monday, he was allowed to walk free because of a legal loophole that meant the arrest warrant - issued in Northern Ireland - was not valid south of the Border.
Picture: Smiling Paedophile who abused his own Daughter Sexually

It is understood Liam told Gardai, the Irish police, he had been living in Northern Ireland, but had crossed the Border to surrender himself.
As for Gerry, a pathological liar who denies to this day he has ever been a member of the IRA, he has claimed he did everything possible to try to help the child victim in the affair. Yet it was his brother he treated as a victim, rather than his niece.
After Liam's divorce, Gerry backed his brother's decision to make a new start in life. He supported his new career working in youth clubs, where he would have easy, regular access to young girls and boys.
Liam was appointed a youth worker at Clonard monastery in West Belfast, where Gerry attended Mass and was close friends with many of the priests, some of whom he would invite to his home nearby.
As the scandal erupted this week, the Sinn Fein leader said he had warned the priests about Liam's unsavoury past - a claim angrily denied by officials and clergy at the monastery.
'We have no record of Gerry Adams giving us any of this type of information,' says a monastery official.
'There is no record whatsoever regarding concerns about Mr Liam Adams during his time of employment at Clonard Youth Centre.'
Last night, Adams had again changed his story, claiming he was appalled to learn that his brother had been working with children - and that 'if I had been aware, I would have tried to stop it'.
He also claims he was 'estranged' from Liam for 20 years after Aine told him of the sex abuse and that they rarely met or spoke.
This, too, is a lie. Gerry Adams was pictured at Liam's second wedding in 1994, smiling happily, during the two decades they were allegedly estranged.
Alongside the brothers was Joe Cahill, a senior Republican, who wore a green ribbon in support of IRA prisoners.
Gerry Adams also paid official visits to youth projects where his brother worked, guaranteeing Liam publicity to help his political ambitions and the potential to raise funds in the community.
While a youth development worker at one project, Liam Adams hosted a visit by their local MP - one Gerry Adams - who unveiled a mural and talked about the pressures that can lead to young people committing suicide.

Adams also refused to intervene when Liam announced he planned to help vulnerable Romanian orphans. And so he was able to travel to Romania and invite groups of children back to Belfast - with minimal supervision.
Liam coveted publicity. Despite being a secret paedophile and child rapist, in 1996 he garnered favourable headlines by threatening to expose a ring of wealthy perverts he claimed were abusing children.
'We have the names of several business people, who we are 100 per cent sure are involved,' Liam said.
'The authorities should be doing more to investigate, using the evidence that has come to light.'
But then Gerry helped his little brother from the moment he heard of the abuse from Aine. Indeed, he tried to help him carve out a political career of his own.
While the pair were 'estranged', Gerry reportedly even helped arrange for Liam to become a Sinn Fein candidate in Dundalk - only for local officials to rebel at an 'outsider' from Belfast being imposed on them by Adams and the leadership.
In a cynical bid for sympathy, Gerry Adams claimed this week that his family had also been the victims of sexual and physical abuse by his father Gerry senior, who was buried with full military honours in Belfast six years ago.
Adams says he discovered the news about his own father - a thug known as 'Monkey' on account of his simian features - while trying to 'sort out' the business with Aine.
He refused to say whether Liam Adams was abused.
Had the paedophile scandal emerged at the height of the Troubles, commentators believe Adams would have been thrown out of the IRA.
Yet his position as an MP is now under threat amid a welter of new allegations exposing him as a liar.
In a damning new book to be published about the secret life of Gerry Adams, there will be revelations about his role in the case of The Disappeared - an infamous case involving the IRA murder of a dozen civilians.
This will finally nail the lie of Adams's denial of his involvement with the IRA, not to mention revealing the existence of secret tapes about his involvement in the killing of Jean McConville, a mother of ten suspected of being an informer.
With his brother facing arrest and his niece pouring scorn on him, the past is at last coming back to haunt Adams.
The question is now whether his lies and special pleading will be enough to save him from political destruction.

Sein Fein leader Gerry Adams in Ireland: My father sexually abused children in his own family

Picture: Gerry Adams senior (IRA Terrorist aristocrat) with son Gerry Adams. Gerry Adams was a Child abuser in his own family

Sein Fein leader Gerry Adams in Ireland: My father sexually abused children in his own family
21st December 2009
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has revealed his father sexually abused children in his family.

The admission came in a radio broadcast yesterday, just hours after it emerged his younger brother Liam is wanted for child sex offences.

Adams said he had known of his father's crimes for more than a decade.

Six years ago the Sinn Fein president ensured that Gerry Adams senior was accorded a republican hero's funeral after his death aged 77.

Adams told how his father, who had 13 children, engaged in 'the psychological and emotional and physical and sexual abuse of a child, of his child'.

Last night it was claimed Adams senior had been nicknamed 'The Dirty Wee Man' and 'The Babysitter'.

The IRA endorsed punishment beatings and 'knee- cappings' of petty criminals and sex offenders, yet questions are being asked about why members of the Adams family were apparently let off the hook.

One critic, speaking anonymously, said last night: 'Adams's father got a full, republican funeral.

The fact this was allowed to happen shows they were all protecting him, right up until the end - and protecting Gerry's career in the movement and his position of power as an MP, nothing else.'

The extraordinary turn of events began when it was revealed Adams's brother Liam, in his 50s, had been accused by his daughter Aine Tyrell, 36, of sexually abusing her from the age of four.

She first made the allegations in 1987 when she was 14 and has now waived her anonymity to make them in public - and to complain Adams has not given her the support she deserves in seeking justice.

Adams claimed he had believed his niece's allegations from the beginning and said he had not seen his brother for 15 years until a series of meetings between 2002 and 2007.

He has now urged Liam, who disappeared after failing to attend a Belfast court hearing more than a year ago, to come forward and meet police about 23 charges of abuse.

Adams said: 'In the late 1990s we discovered that our father had been sexually, emotionally and physically abusing members of our family. This abuse happened over many years. This discovery and the abuse which preceded it have had a devastating impact on our entire family.

'We are still struggling to come to terms with what happened. Our family have debated for some time whether we should publicise our father's abusive behaviour.'

Gerry Adams senior was in the vanguard of the republican movement and in 1942, at the age of 16, shot a Belfast policeman before being shot himself and jailed for eight years.

He later helped his son gain prominence in the movement.

Gerry Adams' brother Liam hands himself in to police over daughter's sexual abuse allegations

Gerry Adams' brother Liam hands himself in to police over daughter's sexual abuse allegations
23rd December 2009
Gerry Adams' brother has handed himself in to police after going on the run over allegations that he sexually abused his daughter.
Liam Adams, who is in his 50s, walked into a Garda station in Co.Sligo last night and offered himself up for questioning over the alleged abuse.
It is understood detectives there could not detain him because they did not have the necessary European arrest warrant.

Mr Adams left the station after giving police his name and address and saying that he was willing to be questioned.
The news of his whereabouts comes a Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams made numerous public calls for him to hand himself over to authoritiesfter.
Liam Adams' daughter, Áine Tyrell, has waived her right to anonymity to allege that he sexually abused her from the age of four.

Last night the Police Service of Northern Ireland confirmed that it has issued a warrant for his arrest but it only covers Northern Ireland.
It is understood officers are working to prepare the necessary European arrest warrant but that it may take some time.
In November of last year, 30 years after some of the alleged abuses and following a PSNI investigation, Liam Adams was to face 23 charges - but he went missing.
Earlier this week, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams appealed to his brother to come forward after his niece appeared on television to expose her father as a sexual abuser.
In a shocking interview Áine revealed that she had confided in her uncle Gerry about the abuse in 1987.
Instead of contacting his sworn enemy the RUC, he brought Áine, then aged 14, to confront her father.
Gerry, who was also interviewed for the documentary, admitted he had known about Áine's claims for more than 20 years and believed her from the outset.
'I believed Áine from the very first time she spoke to me and I have had no reason to change my mind on that issue,' said the West Belfast MP.
However, he has come under pressure after it emerged that he first knew about the allegation against his brother in the late 1980s.
Since then, Liam Adams has worked with young people in a number of different capacities.
Gerry Adams has said that he intervened to tell a youth group in west Belfast that his brother should not be working there.
However, the Clonard Youth Project has denied that it knew at any point about the allegation against Liam Adams.
During the interview in which Gerry Adams appealed for his brother to hand himself in, he also revealed that his father, a veteran republican, had been responsible for acts of physical and sexual abuse against his own children.

Father who had two children with his OWN DAUGHTER jailed for nine months in UK: British Fritzl 2

Father who had two children with his OWN DAUGHTER jailed for nine months in UK: British Fritzl 2
22nd December 2009

A man who fathered two children with his own daughter has been jailed for nine months.
The 43-year-old, who cannot be named, walked out on his family when his daughter was a baby.
She made contact with him in 2004 and they commenced a relationship, which became sexual after they moved in together in Leicester.
The daughter, now aged in her mid-twenties, gave birth to sons in 2006 and 2008, with doctors becoming suspicious when they both developed rare hereditary illnesses.
The father and daughter denied being in an incestuous sexual relationship, but the man was found guilty and jailed for 40 weeks at Leicester Crown Court.
She told the court it did not feel like she was having sex with her dad 'because we'd been apart for so long'.
But their kids both developed a rare form of jaundice and the second boy was admitted to hospital after becoming severely underweight.
Doctors performed DNA tests and alerted the police when they discovered they had been fathered by their granddad.
Judge Mark Rogers said on Monday: 'Some would regard these as revolting offences and the public may be surprised by the maximum term that Parliament permits.
'I accept the defendant is going to make a complete break, and a completely new start, to put things behind him.
'The offences are seriously aggravated by producing two children. Both have health problems, which the medical authorities will have to cope with.'
James House, defending, said: 'This man and his daughter were in a mutual consensual relationship. It's the Crown's case they were equally responsible.
'He wants to move away and start afresh. His intention upon his release is to leave the area and get away from all the family background.'
Sexual abuse expert Rasjidah St John today slammed the nine-month sentence.
Ms St John, from London's Information Service on Incest and Child Sexual Abuse, said: 'This is a very serious crime and the sentence handed out goes no way in reflecting that.
'The children may end up living their own life sentences of health problems yet the father who caused them will be free soon.
'People can be deeply traumatised and devastated for the rest of their lives if they discover they are incest survivors.
'The father has done this knowing full well that the consequences of his actions would cause problems for the children.
'He deserves to be imprisoned for a longer term in order to show that this cannot be allowed to continue.'

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Evils of Dowry - Harassed Husbands Part-2

Evils of Dowry. False allegations of Dowry harassment on News 9 TV in Bangalore, India. Premila Nesargi, Dr Savio Pereira

Unholy Matrimony (Forced marriages).mpg

Recommendations for a Forced Marriage Act in India: News 9 Interview with Roshni Mathan Pereira, Seema Sali and Saba

Monday, 21 December 2009

Locking out spouse from home is desertion: High Court, Mumbai, India

Locking out spouse from home is desertion: High Court, Mumbai, India
22 December 2009
MUMBAI: Locking your spouse out of the house qualifies as desertion and a ground for divorce, the Bombay high court has ruled. A division bench of Justice Sharad Bobde and Justice Shahrukh Kathawalla upheld the divorce granted to a couple, identified in court papers only as Mrs X and Mr Y, signalling a closure to their 22-year-old matrimonial life, 20 years of which was spent in litigation.

"If one spouse-by his or her words-compels the other side to leave the matrimonial home or stay away without reasonable cause, the former will be guilty of desertion, though it is the latter who has seemingly separated from the other,'' said the court, adding, "The ejection of the other spouse from the home with the intention not to cohabit equally constitutes desertion. This is the principle of constructive desertion.''

X and Y had married in 1987 under the Hindu Marriage Act. The marriage did not last long, with the wife leaving the matrimonial home in January 1989. She soon filed an application for restitution of conjugal rights, which was granted by the court. She went back to her husband after he paid her a sum of Rs 24,500. In 1994, she filed a complaint of harassment, which was later withdrawn. According to the husband, he was transferred to Valsad but she refused to accompany him, saying she was working. When he visited her on January 12, 1997, at their home in Surat, she reportedly threw him out and allegedly warned him not to enter the house again. Since that day, the couple has lived separately.

Y moved the court for divorce in 2003 and the family court allowed the divorce, prompting X to challenge it.

The Hindu Marriage Act says a divorce can be granted if one spouse deserts the other without consent for a continuous period of two years. Another condition that has to be proved is "animus deserendi'' or the intention to end cohabitation. The court referred to a Supreme Court judgment, saying: "It is not necessary for the deserting spouse to leave the home in order to constitute desertion.''

The court remarked that X's conduct-refusal to join her husband in Valsad and then throwing him out of the house-fell within the purview of desertion. "The incident at Surat clearly compelled Y to leave and stay away from the matrimonial home,'' said the judges. The court refused X's plea for a stay on the order but directed Y not to remarry for a period of eight weeks.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Biography of a Wife deceived by a 'Husband' into a Bigamous marriage(s): Chapter 1. Tale of Two cities: Tale of two Wives

Biography of a Wife deceived by a 'Husband' into a Bigamous marriage(s): Chapter 1. Tale of Two cities: Tale of two Wives

Main Characters:

1. Meera -The Legally Wedded Wife or Narrator in USA (Married by Civil Registered Marriage)

2. Veena - Yet another wife in India (Married by Hindu Religious rites)

3. Balaji-The Bigamous Husband in USA (The Charming Con-Artist)
Date of writing: 21 December 2009

Date of Editing: 21 December 2009
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,
It was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness,
It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,
We had everything before us, we had nothing before us,
We were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way. --- Charles Dickens

I, Meera am an Electrical Engineer by Profession. I am 'Shocked' out of my wits to find out that I have been Deceived into a Bigamous marriage by a Charmer. Anyway, here's the story from my viewpoint.

I've been living in the USA since 1999, and am a Permanent Resident of USA. I've got a Good career academically. I am currently holding a good position as Engineering Manager in Chicago, Illinois, USA. I live in Chicago, USA.

Picture: My (Meera's) hometown in Naperville, USA

Personal life: I've been Married to Balaji by court marriage on March 31, 2007. Registration/Marriage license is from Illinois state, USA. I am an NRI.

Biography of my Bigamous Bitter half: Balaji
Krishna has been in the USA for more than 25 years. He is Holding a good position as Technical Manager in Chicago, Illinois, USA for many years.

Personal life: He is an NRI, and a Naturalized US citizen.

#Balaji Went to India for 5 weeks. Married to Veena on Oct 19, 2004. Lived with her in his parents' house in Hyderabad for a month.

#At the same time, Balaji was busy Luring on Online matrimonial site ''. I got lured unfortunately and married him on March 31, 2007 (without being told of the existing marriage in India).

Biography of Veena.

Veena is a school teacher who is Currently unemployed.

Personal life:She was a Widow having a 17 yr old son, having lost her husband to 'Brain haemorrhage'. Veena had Lived in the US for some period. She is Currently, living in Valasaravakkam, Porur, Chennai, India with her brother Ravi Kumar.
Picture: The residence of Mrs Veena in Valasaravakkam, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

She Married Balaji on Oct 19, 2004 in Aaditya Hotel, Chennai. She is Still waiting for his return to take her to the US as promised. Her marriage was consummated, and she spent entirely for the marriage expenses. After the romp, Balaji gave No financial support to maintain her life and educate her son.
Betrayed spouses find out about each other

After our marriage, I found that Balaji was lying to me left and right. In my opinion he is a CON ARTIST. He has restricted me from taking any incoming phone calls on land line and from communicating with his friends and family. He never introduced me to his father in India, brother who lives in the US, and his sister or any of his family members before our marriage, let alone after living in the same house for several years. When we received phone calls I realized that Balaji was not answering many of them and was deleting the incoming numbers immediately from caller ID. I rushed a few times to take the phone calls, but this usually ended with Balaji questioning me and commencing unnecessary arguments. Fortunately for me, he forgot to delete some numbers and I noted down them to find out about these supposed-acquaintances he was keeping me from. If I asked him any questions, he would respond, “I don't ask you any questions why are you asking me questions?"

On top of controlling my behavior, he never showed any love or affection towards me after our marriage. This marriage has not yet consummated even after 3 years of being married to Krishna. It is becoming clear to me now that he married me for my high earnings since my job accounts for my high salary. I may be innocent, but I am not blind.

On Nov 9, 2009 I called those numbers I had previously took note of. I called the first number and a woman named Padma in Delhi answered. After our conversation, I found out that Balaji has deceived her elder sister Veena who is still his wife. I realized that I was not the only woman Balaji had deceived. I was shocked to find out that Veena's situation was a lot like mine. We had both been taken advantage of from one-sided marriages from Krishna. I confirmed with Padma that one of the numbers from my list was Veena's mobile number. Padma asked me innocently, "How come Balaji not once picked up the home phone every year when all her family members were trying to reach him and the phone kept ringing?" I explained to her that caller ID system in the USA allows a person to know who the caller is and gives him/her a choice to take a call or to let it ring until the other side hangs up the phone. She then understood why her family could never reach Balaji. Padma suggested to me to call Veena directly.

I do not speak Telugu, but a Telugu-speaking friend of mine and I called Veena. We talked to Veena and her son, Bheema. Veena was frustrated and she told us her whole story. She told us how Krishna ruined the lives of her and her son. As per Veena, she lost her all her life savings (around Rs. 6-8 Lacks) to arrange the wedding in India with her money and she was manipulated into using her lifetime savings for the luxurious wedding at the Aaditya Hotel in Chennai.
Picture: Marriage No.1 of Krishna and Veena in Hotel Aaditya, Chennai, India in 2004

This extravagant wedding took place at a three-star hotel, with invitation cards, for the traditional Hindu marriage including the cost of a priest, relatives and friends. Veena started living with Krishna in Hyderabad with Krishna’s family in Krishna’s parents’ house. Krishna was a very smooth and sweet talker to her. Krishna talked about dreams of married life with her in the US. She had blindly started to trust him. She mentioned how Krishna used to talk to her son couple of hours every day and promised to send him money for his education. Krishna, a con artist, never registered the marriage in India. He flew off to the US after a month and asked Veena to stay with her parents in Chennai till he returned to take her to the US. Krishna never returned to India. He never communicated with Veena since then. Her son clearly mentioned, “I was 13 years old when this all happened to my mother and us. I am grown up now and can't digest this. Can you please send me money/ticket so that I can come to the USA and settle this issue with Krishna." Her son does not have money and cannot afford his tuition. He gets notices from his school each semester that the school will throw him out from the school if he doesn’t pay. He feels that not only are his college dreams shattered, but getting through high school has become a burden on his mother. Veena states that because she spent all her life savings on her marriage with Krishna, and their other expenses during Krishna’s stay in India, she does not have any money to pay for her son's high school education or even renew her passport. They kept calling Krishna many times. Krishna never responded. Krishna never called them back.

Veena and I exchanged phone numbers and e-mails addresses. I told Veena that Krishna had married me in the US on March 31, 2007. Veena and Bheema asked me to share our marriage evidence with them because they were in shock and didn’t believe me first. It was difficult for them to comprehend that Krishna would do such a thing. Veena promised me to send her wedding evidence like invitation card, photos, video etc. We kept in touch by e-mail since then. I also found that Krishna contacted me first on when he was living with Veena in Hyderabad. It is incomprehensible that the man I married is a professional con artist and is ruining not only my life, but Veena’s too.

My marriage with Krishna had no affiliations with love. We dated for three years. Being a charmer, soft talking person, I could not see criminal behind it. His slyness came forth after we became married. Due to his bigamous nature, Krishna was keeping so many secrets from me. He could easily cover up one lie, which were followed by many others. I was not allowed to talk to his family. His family and friends were not allowed to talk to me. He will never introduce me as his wife but will introduce his kids in front me to others. I realized that he is using me as maidservant for household work. Being an educated woman, it was difficult for me to tolerate such humiliations with so much restrictions. I have a reputation to uphold and dignity to protect. My marriage is a disaster. This marriage is going on because of my high income. Despite of both having high-paid jobs, instead of savings, I started seeing debt in joint account. I requested Krishna to share his expenses but he refused to do so. I was getting exploited financially also and decided not to share my salary. He started constantly harassing me to pay for mortgage and utilities. Once Krishna stopped receiving my salary, he started threatening me that he would file a motion if I did not pay. I stopped putting my earnings in the joint account, and right after 4 months Krishna filed a divorce which confirmed that he married me for my money. This kind of exploitation is inhumane and should be stopped.

Dec 09, 2009: After confirmation from Veena and her family; I, Meera filed for invalidity of my marriage in Illinois, US court.

Inspired by the success of the 'Chronicles of a Battered Abused Discriminated and Disadvantaged Fatherless Girl-child'----A WIFE has come forward with her "Testimony of a Legally wedded wife to a man who has concealed an existing marriage".

This TESTIMONY brings to LIGHT the Strenuous circumstances of LEGALLY WEDDED OLDER WOMEN, who are facing deception from 'CHARMING MEN'.

The core issue of the Biography is to look for Solutions for "Deception and Concealment of existing marriages by MEN & WOMEN" in our Homes, Community, Society and the Corporate World. The solutions include Counseling, Healing, Family Forums and other Alternative Counseling Forums.
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Events are true and character sketches are disguised to protect their identities.
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Defies Supreme Court - Fugitive NRI mom Vijayasree Voora,abducted son Aditya vanish once again

Defies Supreme Court - Fugitive NRI mom Vijayasree Voora,abducted son Aditya vanish once again
The runaway mom has done the vanishing act once again. Ordered by the Supreme Court on November 17 to return to the US and resolve her dispute with husband for the custody of her seven-year-old son Aditya in the New York court, Vijayashree Voora disappeared from the CBI scanner on Friday.
She has taken her son and not even her father in Chennai knows where she is, says the dejected husband Dr Ravi Chandran, who has been battling her for 30 months for their boy's custody.

"The CBI should have kept track of her movements but they failed. She disappeared on December 18 and now I have come to Chennai looking for her. I am worried for my son's safety," Dr Ravi Chandran told this newspaper.

"I am a Ph.D with several degrees and my wife too is highly educated but see the tragedy of my son, who's been out of school for 30 months that she has been running around as a fugitive from law," he said, adding that he would not return to the US, where he is working, without his son.

Following a court directive, the CBI tracked down Vijayashree to a Chennai hotel just when she was vacating the place to take refuge elsewhere, with the kid.

Please call 97016 40009 if you know their whereabouts.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

The sins of Tiger Woods:Golf icon is an ego monster who used his family as props to distract from his relentless pursuit of women and money

The sins of Tiger Woods:Golf icon is an ego monster who used his family as props to distract from his relentless pursuit of women and money
DECEMBER 18, 2009

MONTREAL – First of all, let me say quite clearly that I am not a fan of Tiger Woods. Never have been, never will be.

I recognize that he can hit a golf ball quite well, for what that’s worth. Lance Armstrong can ride a bike. Barry Bonds can hit a baseball. LeBron James can dunk a basketball.

That doesn’t make any of them heroes. Matter of fact, they’re all about as far from being heroes as you can get.

Tiger Woods is a man whose life is built around greed and a ruthless, monomaniacal obsession with winning. No wonder he’s obsessed with acquiring mistresses. The man has always had everything he ever wanted – who is going to tell him no?

When I read about Woods, all I see is stories about when he’s going to return to the tour, how he’s going to rehab his image (as though it’s all about image and nothing else) why he’s likely to come back better than ever.

No one mentions that this was one twisted, greedy human being from the get-go. Tiger Woods is what happens when you turn your child into a machine. Pity his father, Earl Woods, is no longer around to see the destruction he has wrought.

The infant who was on television putting against Bob Hope when he was 2 years old, the 3-year-old who shot 48 for nine holes, the teenager who stepped into a multimillion-dollar Nike contract before he won his first pro tournament, has finally broken out of the carefully constructed shell.


What Tiger Woods, his father, his handlers and his sponsors failed to understand was the simplest of all truths: we are human. We are not robots.

The human Woods kept trying to break through the robot. We caught glimpses and they weren’t pleasant: The petulant child hurling his clubs and swearing when a shot goes awry. The swearing. The dirty, leering jokes.

The arrogant brat who does his famous drive-by every time he passes the autograph hounds waiting after round, refusing to do a Phil Mickelson and spend 15 minutes signing autographs for the adoring gallery.

The greedy walking corporation who made it eminently clear from the beginning that he didn’t care about the Asian sweatshop workers who were turning him into the wealthiest athlete on the planet. The American of mixed racial heritage who couldn’t care less about politics at home, where people of colour have suffered and bled for 300 years.

The most outrageous thing I have ever heard said of Woods came from his father. Earl Woods predicted that Tiger would turn out to be one of the great men on the planet, like Gandhi or Nelson Mandela.

Tiger Woods is a great golfer, whatever that is worth. He is not a great man, by any stretch of the imagination. Woods doesn’t begin to measure up to the athletes who were also great humans: Jackie Robinson, Jim Thorpe, Bill Russell, Babe Didrickson, Muhammad Ali, Jesse Owens, Rocket Richard. They had to fight real hatred and prejudice. They suffered real hurt.

Woods is a shill, nothing more or less. He works for anyone who will pay him. He’ll peddle watches, golf balls, automobiles, consulting companies.

And he will not trouble himself for one instant if he learns that a good part of his fortune is due to the labours of Asian workers making a few dollars a day. That’s not his problem, as long as he can afford to cruise off into the sunset on a $20-million yacht named Privacy – a middle finger flipped at all the suckers who pay the bills.

The nearest parallel we have to Woods is Michael Jordan. Jordan was the first athlete to go global as a brand rather than as an iconic sports hero. He was the first anti-Muhammad Ali, the athlete who didn’t give a damn about anything but himself.

Jordan refused to take a stand against people such as the racist South Carolina senator Jesse Helms because racists buy Nikes, too. Now Woods has picked up where Jordan left off – and therein lies a cautionary tale.

What was left of Jordan after his career was over was seen in his disgraceful speech when he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Jordan is now a bitter, angry, vengeful, vindictive man who used his Hall of Fame speech to slander all of his rivals and most of his one-time friends and teammates.

Someone wrote to me Friday to say that “we” have torn down the icon that is Tiger Woods. Nothing could be more wrong.

“We” might have built Tiger Woods into the monster of ego and greed he has become, but “we” had nothing to do with tearing him down. Woods did that himself, with his insatiable greed, his roving, relentless sexual appetite, his cynical use of his beautiful family as props to distract attention from what he was really doing.

In two or three years (if not sooner) most of this will be forgotten.

Woods will be divorced, he’ll have as many mistresses as he wants, he’ll go back to winning majors, raking in millions and endorsing half the products on the planet.

Why will he get away with it?

Because sports fans want someone to worship, and the bottom line is that they don’t care if the man inside is worse than Tony Soprano.

If you want to help your children find heroes in the world of sport, stick to figures such as Tony Dungy, Marc Trestman, Anthony Calvillo, Ben Cahoon, Jean Béliveau, Otis Grant, Clara Hughes.

Remind your children that when Hughes won her gold medal in Turin in 2006, she immediately donated $10,000 to Right to Play, the charity that attempts to help African children through sport.

If Tiger Woods was to donate a comparable portion of his personal fortune, it would come to $200 million or more.

But he won’t do it. That is one reason he’s not a hero. Never has been, never will be. Because for openers, if you’re not a hero to your own family, you’re nothing.

Armyman found murdered in Wellington defence college

Armyman found murdered in Wellington defence college
19 December 2009
Udhagamandalam (TN): An army jawan was found murdered at Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in nearby Wellington on Saturday, police said.

Company Havildar Ramasamy, 45, was found dead outside his quarters by trainee officers on a morning physical workout, they said, adding his body bore a stab injury mark.

Police said they were verifying records of officers on leave and other particulars. Meanwhile, checking of vehicles has been intensified in and around Udhagamandalam and Coonoor.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Indian Revenue Services officer arrested for cheating girl in Lucknow, India

Indian Revenue Services officer arrested for cheating girl in Lucknow, India
18 December 2009
NEW DELHI: A senior government official serving in Uttar Pradesh was arrested for marrying a Delhi girl allegedly by concealing his age and the fact that he was previously married, police said on Friday.

Captain Pramod Kumar Bajaj, an Indian Revenue Service officer, was arrested from Lucknow on Wednesday. He is presently serving as Additional Director of Regional Training Institute of Direct Taxes at Vibhuti Khand in Lucknow.

The arrest came following a probe into a complaint filed by Rakhi, a resident Ashok Vihar, that he got married to her by misrepresenting his age and marital status, deputy commissioner of police (North-West) N S Bundela said.

"Rakhi was approached by Bajaj through a matrimonial website. To obtain her consent, the accused intentionally misrepresented his date of birth and marital status. He kept on calling her on her mobile and through e-mail also and succeeded in getting her consent for marriage," he said.

Bajaj and Rakhi got married on December 28 last year at a banquet hall in north Delhi's Wazirpur. He was married earlier and got a divorce from his previous wife Renu on March 27 this year.

Give passports to surrogate Indian mother's twins with German Biological parents: apex court

Give passports to surrogate Indian mother's twins with German Biological parents: apex court
New Delhi, Dec 4 : The Supreme Court Friday asked the central government to provide necessary travel documents to twins born to a surrogate Indian mother to help the babies acquire a visa and travel to Germany along with their biological parents.

A bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice A.K. Ganguly asked the Indian authorities to provide the travel documents for the German couple's twins within 48 hours after their biological parents seek these.

The bench also asked the German couple, Jan Balaaz and his wife, to approach their country's embassy in New Delhi with these travel documents and apply for the visa for the children on this basis. It asked them to come back Dec 15 in case the visa is refused.

The order came on a government lawsuit contesting a Gujarat High Court ruling that the central government should issue passports to the twins. The government opposed the high court ruling, contending that giving a passport to the babies would mean declaring them as Indian citizens. It also contended that the babies born to surrogate Indian mothers but alien biological fathers are not entitled to the country's passport, which only the Indian citizens can be given.

The bench said it would decide the issue if a baby born to surrogate Indian mother but alien biological father is entitled to Indian passport after Dec 15, if the need arises.

Jan Balaaz and his wife had moved the Gujarat High Court in February 2008 to seek passports for their twins who were born in January 2008 to a surrogate Indian mother in the state. He had initially requested it to ask the municipal authority to issue a birth certificate identifying the surrogate mother as his children's biological mother.

Later, during the proceedings, he disclosed that he required the document for getting a passport for his children as the civil code in Germany did not recognize a commissioning mother.

He, therefore, required a passport to facilitate the entry of his children to Germany and had no intention to continue with the citizenship.

The couple, which had came to India in December 2006 in search of a surrogate mother, had entered into an agreement with Marthabehn, according to which she lost her right over the child after delivery.

It was further stipulated that the biological parents will have legal obligation to accept the child, who would be governed by laws applicable to biological parents.

Dera Sacha Sauda: Marry sex workers in Chandigarh

Dera Sacha Sauda: Marry sex workers in Chandigarh
More than 1,200 DSS members sign pledges to marry sex workers following a call from DSS chief Ram Rahim Singh

December 17, 2009
Chandigarh: More than 1,000 followers of Punjab’s multi-religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) have pledged to marry female sex workers who want to escape exploitation.

According to reports, followers of the sect have been queuing up at the Dera Sacha Sauda (Abode of the Real Deal) in the town of Sirsa as “wedding volunteers”.

They say they are doing so to stop the women from being exploited in brothels. They also claim that their move is part of a campaign to stop the spread of the HIV/Aids virus.

The controversial DSS, though hard to classify is considered by many to be an offshoot of Sikhism.

More than 1,200 DSS members have signed pledges to marry the sex workers following a call from DSS chief Ram Rahim Singh a little over a month ago.

Singh is said to command a following which consists predominantly of lower caste Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. In the past, the DSS chief has come into conflict with mainstream Sikh clergy who claimed he was trying to imitate their beliefs. In the sectarian violence that ensued across Punjab - as well as subsequent rape and murder charges brought against Ram Rahim Singh - have cast a shadow on the affairs and functioning of the DSS ever since, observers say. But the group’s supporters say the new campaign is to halt the spread of HIV by offering respectable options to sex workers and is part of a long list of related initiatives against drug abuse and female foeticide.

“By helping drug users and sex workers we are trying to help remove people from the highest risk situations,” said Dr Aditya Insan, a DSS functionary.

Criminal intimidation: Lecturer keeps wife under house arrest and aborts their child in Bangalore, India

Lecturer keeps wife under house arrest and aborts their child

A computer science lecturer subjects his wife to inhuman treatment, confining her for six months and aborting their child, ‘ably’ supported by his dad, mom and sister
December 17, 2009
Like the man who had locked up his wife and three daughters for seven years in Mumbai, a lecturer in Bangalore kept his wife under ‘house arrest’ for six months, feeding her only stale food, besides subjecting her to physical and mental torture.
Rajini, 28, a resident of Vijayanagar, has filed a complaint with the Vijayanagar police against her husband, M L Harish Kumar, a computer science lecturer in Basaveshwara College, as well as her in-laws. She has accused them of physical and mental abuse, and harassment for dowry.

According to the police, Harish married Rajini H S in November 2007. The family of this diploma-holder in electronics and communication from a middle-class family - her father is an agriculturist - had spent Rs 10 lakh for the wedding.

No sooner did she move into her in-laws’ house at Pandavapura in Mandya district, than her travails began. “I was subjected to torture from day one. Everyone, including my husband, would abuse me. Since they threatened that they would get my parents arrested in a false case, I decided to stay mum,” she said.

Rajini said she was confined to a room for six months and not allowed to meet her family members or relatives. “A few months after the marriage, I was taken to their house in Mylapura village of Nagamangala taluk, where they confined me for about three months, and I was tortured and taunted,” she said.

She said she was being fed stale food, which “even dogs would refuse to eat”. After three months of confinement, they took her back to the Vijayanagar house, where she was again confined for three more months.

When Rajini told her in-laws that she had got pregnant, they started harassing her and pressured her to abort the child. “In May 2008, they forced me to have two pills that resulted in abortion,” she said.

The torture did not end there. “I was not even allowed to bolt my room. My in-laws would just walk into my room and abuse me,” said Rajini.

She said the entire neighbourhood knew she was being harassed. Whenever her family members tried to intervene, they were abused and driven out. “In October this year, I was beaten up by my husband, due to which I had a problem in my eye. My parents admitted me to a hospital, where it was set right. Even when I was in the hospital, neither my husband nor my in-laws visited me,” she added. Rajini said she had lost a lot of weight due to repeated harassment.

As if the physical torture was not enough, on Nov 10, her in-laws allegedly demanded that she divorce Harish as they wanted him to marry another girl. Her in-laws allegedly beat her, leaving her bleeding in the left thumb.

After silently putting up with all the suffering, she left her in-laws’ house and went to her parents’ house. “I tolerated the harassment for two years for the only reason that I have a younger sister. But now, I cannot remain silent and want the people who tortured me behind bars,” she said.

Rajini filed a complaint of dowry harassment and criminal intimidation in Vijayanagar police station on Nov 18. The complaint has been filed against Harish; father-in-law M D Lingegowda, a retired village accountant; mother-in-law Chandramma; and sister-in-law Lalitha under Sections 498A and 506 of Indian Penal Code.

When Bangalore Mirror contacted Harish over phone on Thursday afternoon, he declined to speak, but only said the “matter has been decided”, and disconnected the call.

Meanwhile, R L N Murthy, an advocate, said it is a case of cruelty against a woman, where the victim had suffered illegal confinement by her in-laws. “The accused has to be punished according to the law,” he said.

Section 498A IPC
Whoever, being the husband or relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such a woman to cruelty, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to be fined.

Section 506 IPC
Whoever commits the offence of criminal intimidation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Euthanasia plea sparks off debate among doctors in Mumbai, India

Euthanasia plea sparks off debate among docs
17 December 2009
MUMBAI: There is no ambiguity in south Mumbai-based general practitioner Dr Surendra Dhelia's words. KEM Hospital nurse Aruna Shanbaug, he says, is "possibly skin and bone'' now. "Even a miracle would possibly not save her. She definitely needs a peaceful exit,'' he says with the pain of someone who has walked a similar path not too long ago.

Dr Dhelia's father was in a vegetative state for two years before passing away in 1996. "Thanks to the combination of diabetes, complications of the prostrate as well as dementia, my father couldn't recognise his wife or any of his children. We were left praying to God to take him away peacefully,'' he says.

The doctor thereafter joined the Society for the Right to Die with Dignity (SRDD) that believed in ensuring a dignified death for all. When the society's founder, urologist Dr B N Colabawalla, passed away in 2002, it slipped into a hibernation of sorts. But last year a few doctors and relatives got together to revive the society. "At every consecutive seminar or meet we organise, we feel more and more people are understanding the cause,'' says 58-year-old Dr Dhelia.

However, while the `dignity in death' concept found support in the Planning Commission's document last year, even its diehard proponents admit that Shanbaug's case doesn't classically fit into the definition of those seeking voluntary death. "She has no living will that says she would have preferred assisted dying rather than living on support. There is no power of attorney that bestows on someone the right to decide for her. It certainly complicates matters,'' says Dr Nagraj Huilgol, cancer specialist at Nanavati Hospital and the society's secretary.

There also is the latest development in Germany to consider. A patient who was in a vegetative state recently managed to convey through a communicator that for over 26 years he could hear all that was told to him or things happening around him. "It would be prudent to first assess that the former nurse is indeed not sensitive to things around her.''

But Dr Huilgol points out that society as a whole could take a stand here. "Society has no gains to make from her death. It has no vested interests either. So, the courts could consider this as a public interest matter.'' He points out the two-year-old Terry Schavio case in which the Supreme Court of the United States allowed the plea of Terry's husband to remove the pipe. There was widespread opposition from the woman's parents. "So there is a precedent from the US here even if the debate there too is far from settled,'' he adds.

SC admits paralysed sexual assault victim's plea to end life

SC admits paralysed sexual assault victim's plea to end life
17 December 2009
NEW DELHI: The plight of a 61-year-old women, who suffered a brutal sexual assault 36 years ago and has been lying in a vegetative state in a Mumbai hospital ever since, has moved the Supreme Court into setting aside its pro-life stance and examining the woman’s plea that her life be ended.

The woman, Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug, does not want to live any more. Doctors have told her there is no chance of any improvement in her state. So she, through her ‘next friend’ Pinki Virani, decided to move the SC with a plea to ‘‘direct KEM Hospital not to force-feed her’’.

‘‘Is this plea not akin to euthanasia?’’ asked a Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices A K Ganguly and B S Chauhan, when the matter came up for hearing.

To this, her counsel Shekhar Naphade countered: ‘‘Is not keeping the woman in this persistent vegetative state by force-feeding violative of her right to live with dignity guaranteed by Article 21 (right to life) of the Constitution?’’

‘‘She is beyond cure. Let the court inquire about what medical science has in store for her. It appears there has been utter indifference of medical world towards her. The SC has to lay down some guideline in such cases,’’ he added.

The pro-life apex court, which had negated pleas of termination of pregnancy of a mentally retarded girl resulting from a rape at a Nari Niketan in Chandigarh and a similar plea from a Mumbai couple for terminating a diseased fetus, asked Naphade: ‘‘Do you mean right to life includes right to die?’’

Without taking the risk of hinging his arguments on that line, Naphade gave it a small tweak and said: ‘‘She is going through a torture of a life. Is this human rights? Should the medical authorities not be activated to do something? This is not a case to be left aside and forgotten. The apex court must lay down some guidelines.’’

Setting aside its previous position on the issue, the bench agreed to examine the merits of the petition and sought responses from the Union government, Maharashtra, Municipal Corporation of Brihan Mumbai, Commissioner of Mumbai Police and Dean of KEM Hospital. This is how her next friend — a legal term used for a person speaking on behalf of someone who is incapacitated — describes Shanbaug: ‘‘Her bones are brittle. Her skin is like ‘papier mache’ stretched over a skeleton. Her wrists are twisted inwards, her fingers are bent and fisted towards her palms, resulting in growing nails tearing into the flesh very often. Her teeth are decayed and giving her pain. Food is mashed and given to her in semi-solid form. She is in a persistent vegetative state.’’

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Like Father, Like Son! Earl Woods AFFAIR? Tiger's Father Cheated his wife Too, Former Flame Says

Earl Woods AFFAIR? Tiger's Father Cheated Too, Former Flame Says
The media speaks with Dina Parr, who dated Tiger Woods during high school and for one year in college. According to Parr, Woods' father Earl had an affair with at least one woman, and Tiger "would be so upset" as a result. Woods has previously been alleged to have slept with mistress Jamie Jungers the night his father died.

Long before he made tabloid (or even sports page) headlines, Tiger Woods was devastated by his own father's philandering, according to his high school sweetheart.
Dina Parr, whom he dated during high school and into his freshman year in college, exclusively tells meida that Woods would call her from the road during the summer to talk about his parents' relationship.

"He would just call crying and say, 'My dad is with another woman,' and that would be all he could say," she says. "He would be so upset, so I just tried to be there for him and listen to him."

Woods was famously close to his dad, Earl, who died in 2006.

"He loved his father," Parr tells media in the exclusive interview. "And I know that was the one thing about his dad that he could never get over. So yeah, it's interesting that it's turned out that he's doing the same thing."

More than a dozen different women have been mentioned in reports about Woods' infidelities.

In announcing Friday that he was taking "an indefinite break" from golf, the 33-year-old struggling star finally admitted in so many words to being unfaithful to his wife of five years, Elin Nordegren.

India has 500 million mobile phone numbers

India has 500 million mobile phone numbers
14 December 2009
NEW DELHI: By the start of the New Year, India will have breached a previously unthinkable landmark — half a billion wireless connections — making it the second largest group of mobile phone users after China.

Overall, telephone connections in India (fixed line and wireless) will be closing in on 550 million by the time you read this. This translates into a teledensity (phone connections per 100 population) of roughly 45%, an urban teledensity closer to 97% and a rural teledensity of about 18%.

India had crossed 488.40 million wireless connections at the end of October 2009 and will be breaching the half-billion wireless connections mark just about now. Yet, the actual number of subscribers might be less than half a billion, since a few hold multiple SIM cards and not all of them are in use at the same time.

In sharp contrast, wireline connectivity is down to 37.25 million phones, exhibiting a clear consumer preference for wireless, including mobile phones, as a preferred technology for voice and data communications. India’s broadband penetration, however, is abysmally low at 7.5 million — a consequence, say telecom experts, of policy failure, partly due to the declining use of wireline phones.

India’s telephony growth is remarkable despite the fact that the last two years have been full of controversy and litigation, with government and industry divided on crucial issues like spectrum policy, tariffs and introduction of new competition.

India has 13 to 14 operators providing wireless connectivity — mostly mobile — in its 22 service areas. Of these, 8-9 companies are operational and another 5-6 are obligated to launch service to meet rollout obligations. Many of the new entrants who had bagged spectrum in January 2008 have been unable to get off the ground nearly two years after receiving licences.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Autobiography of a Dowry Law (IPC 498a) Victim: Chapter 19. Alcoholic Family

Autobiography of a Dowry Law (IPC 498a) Victim: Chapter 19. Alcoholic Family
Courtesy: 498A_Crusader

One year passed after Ben's Birth. We celebrated at Vasai, and I invited only 4 people from my family, out of 50 people invitees.

This time, I didn't say no to alcohol, coz I knew that if I did not bring alcohol, she would go to liquor shop and buy it herself. Out of many bottles; her family finished all the whisky. But, one bottle of beer left, and I kept it in fridge after the Birthday, thinking if someone comes, we can give it to them, as I do not drink.

Day passed, after 6 months I remembered about it. Coz I totally forgot about it, till the day I didn't find it in the fridge.

She said her sister came once and they both had it, what a big deal!

Thats how women of her Family are; she didn't even tell someone came and she treated them well with Alcohol.

Anyway, Whisky makes you frisky and Beer will make you leer!

Disclaimer: This is an autobiography of a Victim. Names of other individuals connected with the story have been changed or not mentioned.

Copyright © 498_Crusader


Monday, 14 December 2009

Autobiography of a Dowry Law (IPC 498a) Victim: Chapter 18. Oil Massage by Father!

Autobiography of a Dowry Law (IPC 498a) Victim: Chapter 18. Oil Massage by Father!

Courtesy: 498A_Crusader

She left her job, as that company is not giving more maternity leave for than 2 months. I am always grateful for that she sacrificed her job for family; but she was not happy with that, has happened.

She changed completely after Delivery;

Grumbling and breaking things, doing things which irritate me more;
Calling home for every things; asking advice from her sister and mother; Even if I say same thing she will not listen.

The day she calls home, she started to pickup fight with me for small reason. If I do not do anything she used to bring broom or anything which she can lift and giving it in hand and holding my hand and beating herself. Then calling her mother or sister and telling them I am beating her. I did`t told these things to my parents; that was the mistake.

Always insist me on to make more gold and comparing other women with more gold.

She was at home and look after our son, but she was telling I have to look after him at night; even I was working; still I was gets up not less than 3 times at night and changed his wet cloths; when she was snoring when he cry;
I used to feed him also.
Even on weekends I used to oil massage him; I do not boast what I did for my son; still I have`t seen any men who put their son on their leg and traditionally oil massage.

Disclaimer: This is an autobiography of a Victim. Names of other individuals connected with the story have been changed or not mentioned.

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Friday, 11 December 2009

Tiger Woods' wife in 'AIDS' fear after unprotected sex claims by Porn Stars

Tiger Woods' wife in 'AIDS' fear after unprotected sex claims by Porn Stars
10 December 2009
LONDON: Tiger Woods' wife Elin Nordegren is said to be furious with him for putting her at risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases after claims emerged he had unprotected sex with a series of porn stars.

Even health campaigners have blasted randy golf ace Woods for putting his wife at risk, after several of his alleged lovers, including a 5-pound-an-hour cocktail waitress Mindy Lawton, claimed he never wore condoms.

Insiders have revealed that Nordegren, 29, who is devastated and horrified that her husband bedded so many women while still sleeping with her, flipped when she came to know the full extent of his "transgressions".

US health experts have also slammed Woods' alleged behaviour.

"This is the mother of his children, and by doing this he's demonstrating that he's not caring about Elin's physical or mental health," the Daily Star quoted psychotherapist Rhonda Findling as saying.

Infidelity expert Ruth Houston claimed Woods is not a sex addict but just "enjoys playing around with the other women".

Woods had come under attack from health experts after it was revealed that blue movie actress Joselyn James was his eighth mistress.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Rescued abandoned baby bubbly and chubby in Shishu Mandir, Bangalore

Rescued abandoned baby bubbly and chubby in Shishu Mandir, Bangalore
Shishu Mandir is taking care of infant rescued by Bangalore Mirror; Child Welfare Committee will give final verdict on the child in a day or two

December 09, 2009
The 16-day-old baby rescued by Bangalore Mirror on Tuesday (December 8) in a covert operation undertaken to investigate the sale of babies has been sent to Shishu Mandir on Hosur Road.

Shishu Mandir, an organisation that takes care of abandoned babies, will give the baby shelter till the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) gives its verdict in a day or two. The baby boy had been sold to two undercover reporters fromBangalore Mirror for Rs 20,000 in Rajajinagar 5th Block. Subsequently, it was handed over to Bosco Child Helpline for care.
When BM visited the baby at Shishu Mandir on Wednesday, officials said he was “extremely healthy and chubby”.

Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, Probation Officer C Latha Devi said, “BOSCO volunteers gave us the baby around 9 pm on Tuesday. After that, we gave him a nice bath and fed him with milk. He then went off to sleep and this morning, we took the baby to Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health for a check-up. Doctors said the baby is very healthy and chubby.”
The officer said, “The child was taken to the doctor around 11 am and brought back in an hour. We have now put him in the neonatal ward.”

She said, “Since the baby is only 16 days’ old, he is being given special care. He is being fed milk. There are four other children in the ward, which has five ‘ayahs’ to take care of them. It also has a nurse on call.” The baby will be brought in front of the Child Welfare Committee in a day or two. “The committee meets twice on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the baby will be presented in front of the committee, which will decide the modalities pertaining to investigation of the baby’s antecedents and, if necessary, the adoption procedures. The committee will have a stipulated period after which the child will be up for adoption,” she said.

Child Rights panel to probe infant abandonment in Bangalore

Child Rights panel to probe infant abandonment in Bangalore
Panel for protection of child rights to submit recommendations to government soon on issue of infants being sold or abandoned

December 11, 2009

The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has decided to probe the circumstances leading to increasing number of infants being abandoned or sold in Bangalore and elsewhere in the state and submit its recommendations to the government. The announcement comes in the backdrop of the Bangalore Mirror sting operation on Tuesday. That particular incident and its wider ramifications were at the centre of discussions at different forums on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on Thursday.

Citing two Bangalore Mirror cover stories - ‘We bought a 16-day-old baby published on Wednesday, and ‘Many more babies are being sold’, published on Thursday - the Commission’s chairperson Nina Nayak described the baby-sale racket as a menace that needs to be given top priority. She said: “This is happening not just in Bangalore, but in other parts of the state too. But the most unfortunate thing is that a majority of these incidents are not reported. Moreover, cases of infants being abandoned in Bangalore are on the rise.” In fact, the Commission has registered 90 cases pertaining to child rights violation and abandoning of infants in the past five months. These include complaints lodged by the parents of children and those registered suo-motu by the Commission on the basis of media reports.

“We are studying the issues related to the violation of child rights and will find out what are the reasons for this. We will get all the facts and then make our recommendations to the government on what action should be taken in such cases,” Nina added. About the baby rescued by BM, Nina said the Commission will register a suo motu case and ask the police to give a report on the incident. She also said that once such a case is registered with the police, it will go on as a criminal case and the accused will be produced in the court.

Apart from requesting the government to initiate steps to prevent infant-trafficking, the Commission felt the government should increase the number of cradle centres. Explained Nina: “If there are more cradle centres (Shishu Mandirs), women can come and leave their babies there instead of abandoning them wherever they feel like.”

The move is likely to act as a deterrent. In a majority of cases, those who abandon their children are either unwed mothers or those who hail from extremely poor families. “If there are enough cradle centres, the chances of these mothers leaving their babies at these centres are high. They might not hand over their babies to some unscrupulous elements who make fast money by selling babies or pushing them into the beggary racket,” said a volunteer from a social welfare organisation based in Bangalore Rural District.