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“Around 80% of the (dowry and DV) cases we get turn out to be false” : Delhi Police Mahila Tana | The Hindu news

“Around 80% of the cases we get turn out to be false”

The entire thana jumped to its feet when Inspector Lakshmi Chauhan walked in on a weekday afternoon. “ Jai Hind, sir,” saluted her team at Noida’s sole women’s police station.

The mahila thana in Noida Sector 39 caters to the entire Gautam Budh Nagar district and its 7.57 lakh women. Ms. Chauhan, the station officer, leads a team of 25 policewomen, and a male constable and driver.

Most complaints that come to the station relate to dowry harassment and violence by husbands on alcohol or drug binges.

On Monday, a young woman from Chhalera village in Noida came to Ms. Chauhan’s office, complaining about beatings at the hands of her brother-in-law.

“The case seemed motivated by property dispute. But when we had a detailed meeting with the girl, we realised she was afraid to return home,” said the Inspector.

In such cases, the station counsels both sides. If mediation fails and there is a culpable offence, a first information report is registered. Ninety-three FIRs have been registered so far this year, with one rape case under prosecution. However, the real challenge before the cops is to sift between real and false cases.

“The truth is that laws are being misused. Around 80 per cent of the cases we get turn out to be false. This means that we spend so much time counselling victims and investigating claims that real cases suffer,” said Sub-Inspector Kanchan.

The truth becomes a casualty in an environment where crimes against women make headlines every day. “Even though sometimes we know the girl is making up a story, we cannot help the boy, who has to go through the whole procedure where his reputation will get affected,” she added.

Sub-Inspector Geeta Singh said: “The girl’s family accuse us of taking a bribe from the boy if everything doesn’t go in their favour. We have to endure such allegations in the name of justice.”

Despite these odds, besides being under-funded and neglected, the women say they will continue to do their jobs. “We have to do our duty,” said a constable.

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If you want to stay married, don’t earn too much

If you want to stay married, don’t earn too much

"…. Overall, divorces tend to pick up, rather than decrease, in periods of economic growth,…"

CNBC Jessica Dickler,CNBC Wed, 10 Oct 4:18 PM GMT+4

The more you earn, the more trouble can brew between a couple, some divorce lawyers say.

Overall, divorces tend to pick up, rather than decrease, in periods of economic growth, when incomes rise across the board, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

It’s no surprise that your likelihood of divorce is somewhat based on your relationship with money.

Money is the leading cause of stress in a relationship, according to a study by SunTrust Bank. The research found that 35 percent of people named finances as the primary trouble spot with their partner.

Naturally, couples that are on the same page increase their chances of success.

The greater the mismatch between a couple’s credit scores, the more likely they are to separate within the first five years, according to research by the Federal Reserve Board .

Those with the highest credit scores were most likely to form long-lasting committed relationships. And the better your financial footing and the higher your credit score when a committed relationship starts, the less likely you are to break up after the first few years, the study showed.

However, that doesn’t mean that wealthy couples necessarily fare better.

"We have couples with a lot of money but high monthly expenses, and they’re strapped," said Kelly Frawley, a partner in the matrimonial and family law department at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.

"It’s always astonishing to me how many people earn over $1 million a year and have nothing in a 401(k)."

In addition to maintaining a more expensive lifestyle, high-net-worth couples open themselves up to greater discrepancies over financial matters, added Emily Pollock, also a partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres. Pollock defined high-net-worth couples as having a few million dollars or more.

"Frequently, when you have a very high income earner, the other spouse is not working," Pollock said. "That underlying economic disparity is an issue."

Of course, these days there are many more two-income households where expenses and responsibilities are shared.

But, even though gender roles have changed dramatically in the most recent decades, many couples also still adhere to a traditional division of labor, with men generally taking the lead on finances, financial advisors say. That can impact the overall dynamic in a marriage.

In addition, the high-income earner may have a job that requires travel and long hours, noted Jacqueline Newman, the managing partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd in New York.

"Then they spend a lot of time apart," she said. "That causes a lot of strain on a marriage."

As the economy gains strength and incomes rise across the board, more couples may experience trouble, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Divorces tend to pick up, rather than decrease, in an economic boom , the AAML said.

By an almost two-to-one margin, lawyers polled by the AAML said they typically only see a decline in the number of divorces during national economic downturns. When forced to weigh damaged marriages against tight budgets and uncertain financial outlooks, many spouses seem more willing to try and wait it out, the AAML said.

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https://sg.yahoo.com/news/want-stay-married-don-apos-121800810.html

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