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Mumbai report ; Shailesh Gandhi

Posted by rtiact2005 on July 14, 2006

In the morning of July 12, the trains were running but the number of passengers were perhaps about 50% of the usual.

At the campaign site there were just three of us at 11.00am instead of the usual fifteen-twenty. However, we decided to keep the campaign running as our way of saying terrorists cannot stop us.

By  about 12.00, however there were around 20 volunteers and RTI applicatnts had also started coming. We sent a team of volunteers to Azad Maidan as an outreach program.  By evening 61 applications had been filed at Azadmaidan and 82 at the Govt. Law College site.

Also, we have already obtained commitments of over 300 one-day camps of a similar nature to be held at diffrent locations across Mumbai in the next one year.

Our total of RTI applications:
earlier                  1279
11 July                  143
Total                     1434
Total                   1279

Our total of RTI applications:
earlier                  1007
Today, 10 July       272
Total                   1279
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3 Responses to “Mumbai report ; Shailesh Gandhi”

  1. Gope Lalwani said

    I am 77 years old father of victim of 498A, who’s son
    committed SIN of sponsoring a Indian Girl to marry her in US.

    I have been named in the complaint and declared proclaimed
    offender listed on look-out-list at Indian Airports for arrest
    without Bail.

    As a matter of fact, I did not attend my son’s marriage ceremony
    nor lived with them during the period of their marriage. I was
    out of USA during the period.

    Here are the facts, and your opinnion shall be appreciated.

    In this case; a Criminal Complaint was registered in India
    against entire US Citizens family under section 498A with the
    collusion and connivance of the police.

    She is a Law Attorney of 10 years legal practise in Mumbai..
    Her father is also Senior Law Attorney at Mumbai High Court

    They got US citizens arrested at Mumbai Air-port, while returning
    from short visit to India visiting 92 years old ailing grand Mother,in June 2003 after about 2 months of receiving and acknowledging the US Decree of divorce of April 2003, in which, she has been named “blackmailer and extortionist” in proceedings.

    1. She did not disclose in the F.I.R ” registered in December 2002 that the Divorce proceedings were going on against her in US
    court and she had filed her response in September 2002 asking for
    Rs. one crore as alimony alternatively restoration of conjugal

    2. She did not disclose in the complaint that she had travelled to
    US on
    sponsored fiance visa (K-1) to marry in US with US citizen.

    3. She stated in the complaint that she married in India with a US
    Green Card Holder Indian Citizen and named all the members of
    of the US citizen family as” Indian Citizens residing in US”. No
    proof to support the statement has been furnished nor the
    has been recorded in the F.I.R.

    4. Her Passport was neither inspected nor verified nor passport
    number entered in F.I.R as required by law, with the connivance
    of Mumbai Police.
    Nor the US Immigration Visa was investigated which she said in
    the complaint that she had acquired the same by fraud from
    US Consulate in Mumbai
    (The production and Inspection of her passport would
    have rendered the said complaint fraud and fraudulent)

    5. She did not disclose to US divorce court during court proceedings
    in January 2003; that she had filed a criminal complaint in
    India earlier
    in December 2002 under section 498A of Indian Penal Code, and
    obtained Non-bailable Arrest Warrants and got posted at Air-
    in India for arrest as proclaimed offenders.

    7. She has however left India and settled in Dubai for good

    Complainant had also sought assistance of “abused women’s”
    organisation in US in the divorce matter, but the organisation’s
    lawyer withdrew as soon as it became clear that her case was
    based on “Blackmail and Extortion”.

    She has not made any allegations ( such as made in the police
    complaint in India ) to the US women’s organisation’ or US police.
    This is clear evidence of Manipulation, Misuse, Mockery and Naked
    Abuse of Indian Legal and Judicial System by the unscrupulous
    woman and her father both belonging to legal profession.

    Can any body help and investigate Nagpada Police Station in Mumbai to get me Justice?

    Gope Lalwani
    Pennsylvania USA

  2. Limesh Parekh said

    I completely agree with Mr. lalwani.

    498A is generally (repeat generally) used by girls for harrassing in laws.

    there may be many reasons for it:
    1. affair with some one else.
    2. just want to over power or teach a lesson to in laws
    3. earn money – (this is good business)
    every 2 years you have have few millions if you handle
    it properly.

    and the section of the society which needs protection from 498A is never helped.

    And what do you think, police wants to help the POOR girl, NO (a very big NO), they are very eager to shell out AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE from the in-laws.

    Also there are many nari-suraksha samitis or nari hak samiti

    But did you find any purush hak samiti.

  3. Abhijit said

    Sir, your only recourse is a very good lawyer. Think of it this way that you are paying a doctor to get well from a very bad disease.

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