Monthly Archives: March 2010

Section 488 of the Criminal Procedure code and the rights of women – An Unruly horse

Section 488 of the Criminal Procedure code and the rights of women – An Unruly horse


This is an aspect of modern Indian Law. The law is a kind of magical performance, and the magicians are supposed to get on with their display. The realities of the situation take the second place, whereas in fact the fortunes of the married couple most often lie at the mercy of selfish, narrow-minded and sometimes corrupt relatives, who care much less for the young people than for their own petty schemes for aggrandisement, for money and prestige. Indian Law should not make young people pawns in their relatives’ games: and Indian judges should not dispose off matrimonial cases with their perjured and abominably comical “evidence” on the mere footing of statutory construction and technical trivialities. Marriage, of all institutions of law, must bee treated seriously and objectively, and when the husband accuses the wife of adultery and when she accuses him of beating her (usually “mercilessly”) and attempting to poison her, the judge should be more astute to find out what really happened, and what evil part the relations played in all this, that simply to dish out a maintenance order against the husband for the wife’s relations to gobble up.

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Section 488 of the Criminal Procedure code and the rights of women

Sankaran Govindan vs Lakshmi Bharathi & Others on 15 April, 1974

Sankaran Govindan vs Lakshmi Bharathi & Others

15 April, 1974

Supreme Court of India

Equivalent citations: 1974 AIR 1764, 1975 SCR (1) 57

Private International Law.

Domicile–Decision of a foreign Court when would operate as res judicata.

Domicile-A mixed question of law and fact–Tests for determining domicile–Distinction between mistake and trickery–Fraud–What constitutes.

Minors–Notice of proceedings served on minors through guardians not appointed ad litem–If opposed to principles of natural justice.

“Contrary to natural justice”–What it means in relation to foreign Judgments.–

Res Judicata–Determination of domicile if would operate as res judicata if minors did not submit to the jurisdiction of the Court.

Res Judicata–A Judgment on merits involves res judicata of credibility of witnesses.

Judgment in rem–Effect of.

Sankaran Govindan vs Lakshmi Bharathi & Others on 15 April, 1974

manokaran alias ramamoorthy Vs M Devaki – wife earning more – madras

manokaran alias ramamoorthy Vs M Devaki – wife earning more – madras.pdf

“……….In the light of the materials available, particularly the admitted case of the respondent/ wife, she is employed in a private Satelite T.V. and earning for her livelihood staying with her brother, it cannot be construed that she is not having sufficient independent income…..”

manokaran alias ramamoorthy Vs M Devaki – wife earning more – madras

Sanjay Sudhakar Bhosale Vs Khristina – Crl Rev. app 226 or 2002

” Whether the petitioner proves that the

respondent without any reasonable excuse has

withdrawn from the society ?”

. The learned Judge of the Family Court recorded an affirmative finding on the said issue.

It is manifest, therefore, that not only the learned Judicial Magistrate, on appreciation of the evidence tendered by the spouses, came to the conclusion that she left his house, probably under burden of the domestic chores, but the civil Court also found that she is guilty of deserting him without any reasonable excuse.

Sanjay Sudhakar Bhosale Vs Khristina – Crl Rev. app 226 or 2002