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- shows RTI
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On monday, I just went to Income Tax office at bangalore office. I met a officer and requested for an IT document of my wife. She is currently working in a engineering college and earning handsome salary. We are living seperately from past 4 years. After seval attempts she didn't turned up. Now, i have applied for divorce. After this attempt, now she is asking maintenance which is beyond my earning. I live in a rented house whereas she live in her father's own house. I believe she also has a house in her name. From that property, i even hope she is earning good rent also. In this regard, I was seeking her IT returns. So that, i get some information about her assets which i can use in my case.
But the official is telling that such records can not be given since it is for personal purpose. The RTI act is only for social cause he told.
Now, i am confused "whether I can get the records or not"
Anybody who is having such experience, please suggest me
Pro-women's laws misused, say civil society groups
as reported in Jansamachar
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Lashing out at the National Commission for Women (NCW) a day before Women Equality Day, two civil society groups Monday said that the pro-women, progressive legislations in the country were being misused, and demanded that the legislations be made gender neutral.
The Mothers and Sisters Initiative (MASI) and All India Forgotten Women (AIFW) in a joint statement said that the laws for the protection of women and their rights - like the legislations against rape and sexual harassment, adultery or domestic violence, divorce or child custody - should be made gender neutral.
The two organisations said that a Right to Information (RTI) application has revealed that information given by the NCW was false. NCW chairman Girija Vyas's statement that in 70 percent divorce cases men try to escape from providing maintenance to their former wives by alleging adultery, in response to the RTI application was found to be completely false and far fetched, they said.
Sandeep Bhartia of Gender Human Rights society, which helped both these organisations in logistics, said that an RTI filed by them last month revealed surprising results.
The NCW keeps making fleeting statements not backed with proper logistics and data. To their own claim that in 70 percent divorce cases men try to escape providing maintenance by alleging adultery, they responded to the RTI that they don't have any such data, Bhartia told IANS.
The organisations went on to say that the NCW grossly exaggerates data of dowry harassment, dowry deaths and domestic abuse in order to attract funds from foreign agencies like the United Nations Development Fund for Women (Unifem).
On the occasion of Women Equality day, the organisations want to say that in the name of women empowerment, lets not punish elders, children and innocent people who, without proper investigation, are arrested under the Domestic Violence Act, Dowry Prohibition Act and the likes."
All that we demand is that provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, adultery laws, laws against rape and sexual harassment and family laws (divorce, maintenance and child custody) should be made gender-neutral, Bhartia said on behalf of members of MASI and AIFW.