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Success Stories

Success stories of Counseling at the West Bengal Commission for Women

Complaints received by the Commission are dealt in the Pre-litigation Counselling and Complaint Cell (PLCC) of the Commission. Matters relating to family disputes, if not sub-judice, are taken up for counseling. The applicant is called for hearing. If necessary, a joint counseling of both the parties is arranged to resolve the problem amicably. Where necessary, the resolved cases are placed before the Paribarik Mahila Lok Adalat (PMLA), arranged by the Commission in collaboration with the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA). In this process, the victim women get reprieve of legal imbroglio and can save money as well as time.

The PLCC alongwith the PMLA has seen numerous success stories for the WBCW, and happy faces of the women who had lodged reports.

 

A few success stories of the Commission are given below :

” Lata Adak ( name changed ) was deserted by her husband. She wanted to go back to her matrimonial house but her husband was not ready to take her back.
She approached the West Bengal Commission for Women for the redressal of her grievances.
The Commission arranged counselling for both the parties. The husband agreed to pay Rs. 3,700/- ( Rupees three thousand five hundred only ) per month to his wife as maintenance.
The case was referred to the PMLA for a decree.

” Chhaya Sarkar ( name changed )a victim of physical and mental torture by her husband and other in-laws. She once attempted suicide and was  ultimately driven out with her baby from her marital residence.  She was residing with her father, hereafter, but her husband had taken away her child away and persuaded her to agree to mutual divorce.

She approached the West Bengal Commission for Women for redressal of her grievances.
The Commission arranged counselling of both the parties and persuaded the husband to give maintenance to the applicant@ Rs. 6,000/- ( Rupees six thousand only ) per month.
The case was referred to the PMLA to give a legal shape to the amicable settlement arrived at.

” Tumpa Shau ( name changed ) was reportedly a victim of physical and mental torture by her husband, a Railway employee. She has one daughter who married an unemployed youth of her own choice and against the applicant’s will. The problem cropped up when the son-in-law of the applicant planned to live in his in-law’s house but she opposed it.
It was also alleged that the applicant’s husband with the help of their daughter had started inflicting tremendous mental and physical torture on her to oust her from the house to accommodate the son-in-law.
Having failed to oust the applicant from the house they had separated her mess without arranging any livelihood for her own.
The applicant approached the Commission for the sake of her livelihood.
The Commission arranged counselling of both the parties and persuaded the husband of the applicant to give proper maintenance for his wife who would be allowed to stay in her matrimonial house separately. The applicant was also advised to inform the Commission for further help, if required.

” Mina Nath ( name changed ) had a bitter relation with her husband, who allegedly maintained an extra marital relationship with another woman. She had approached the Commission earlier also and the matter was temporarily solved. But the problem cropped up again. They have a daughter of 14 years old. The applicant and her daughter had to arrange for a separate mess in the same house but it was difficult for her to meet all her expenses with the meager maintenance of Rs. 6,000/- ( Rupees six thousand only ) per month. So, she approached the West Bengal Commission for Women for redressal of her grievances.
The Commission arranged counselling of both the parties. The husband of the applicant was persuaded to give Rs. 6,000/- ( Rupees six thousand only ) per month for his daughter’s education over and above the maintenance of Rs. 6,000/- ( Rupees sis thousand only ) per month to the applicant.
The case was referred to the PMLA to give a legal shape to the amicable settlement arrived at and accordingly a decree was awarded.

” Sonali Sutradhar ( name changed ) was reportedly a victim of physical and mental torture by her husband, en employee of K.M.C. ( Borrow – XIV) since giving birth of a girl child. Her husband left her with the new born baby and started living with another woman at Akhra Santoshpur. The baby died of malnutrition. After the death of the baby the applicant went to her husband who arranged for a rented house at Chandpala under Falta PS and gave occasional maintenance for two years only. The applicant was starving without any maintenance from her husband and approached the West Bengal Commission for Women for redressal of her grievances.
The Commission arranged counselling of both the parties. The husband of the applicant was persuaded to give maintenance of Rs. 3,500/- ( Rupees three thousand five hundred only ) for 1 month and thereafter Rs. 4,000/- ( Rupees four thousand only ) per month within 7th of every month.. The applicant was also advised to inform the Commission for further help, if required.
The case was referred to the PMLA to give a legal shape to the amicable settlement arrived at and a decree was awarded in line with the decision.

” Puspa Hazra ( name changed ), a senior citizen, had a married life of more than 45 years. But, unfortunately she became a victim of physical and mental torture by her husband, since long. She has one son and two daughters; all married and well settled.
It was alleged that the applicant’s husband, a few months back physically assaulted her, compelling her to leave the matrimonial house with the help of her elder brother. Since then her husband neither contacted her nor gave her any maintenance. So, she approached the West Bengal Commission for Women for redressal of her grievances.
The Commission arranged counselling of both the parties. The marital dispute could be resolved and they agreed to lead a happy conjugal life.

” Sujata Pal ( name changed ) and her husband married against the will of their parents. She was reportedly a victim of physical and mental torture by her in – laws. After she got pregnant her in-laws pressurised her for abortion. She left her matrimonial house and took shelter in her father’s house where he miscarried. They shifted to a rented accommodation but her husband being unemployed failed to maintain the family properly. It was alleged that the husband of the applicant deserted her at the instigation of his parents. She approached the Commission for legal help to protect her conjugal life.
The Commission arranged counselling of both the parties. The husband of the applicant agreed to arrange for registration of their marriage and take proper care of his wife.
The applicant also agreed to behave properly with her husband and maintain the family with whatever her husband could earn.

” Chandana Bhowmick ( name changed ) was reportedly a victim of physical and mental torture by her husband since long. She has two daughters, aged 23 years and 18 years respectively. The younger daughter was appearing the Higher Secondary Examination in 2018. Her husband is an employee of the State Bank of India, scheduled to retire on 31.01.2018. She suspected that her husband was maintaining an extra marital relationship with another woman.
It was also alleged that the applicant’s husband with the help of her elder daughter physically assaulted her in recent past. She left her matrimonial house and settled in a newly acquired flat. But she wanted a peaceful family life. So, she approached the West Bengal Commission for Women for redressal of her grievances.
The Commission arranged counselling of both the parties. Two daughters of the applicant also attended the Commission with their father. They have informed the Commission in writing that their father is not at fault, as alleged. In fact, they have blamed their mother to make the situation bad to worse, that too with the help of outsiders. They also requested the Commission to maintain status quo till completion of the Higher Secondary Examination, 2018.
After detailed discussion it was decided that the applicant would stay in her flat till completion of her daughter’s examination and then return to her matrimonial house to live with her family. They would be under the observation of the Commission for three months.
The husband of the applicant was also persuaded to give maintenance of Rs. 7,000/- ( Rupees seven thousand only ) per month. The applicant was also advised to submit her medical papers to the Commission.
The case was referred to the PMLA to give a legal shape to the amicable settlement arrived at.

” Anima Barui ( name changed ) was a victim of physical and mental torture by her husband and other in-laws. Her husband allegedly maintains extra-marital relationship with another married woman. She was reportedly administered a harmful injection by one doctor arranged by her husband but somehow survived. But as her daughter started staying in a hostel for her Engineering studies she was driven out from her marital abode.
She approached the West Bengal Commission for Women for redressal of her grievances.
The Commission arranged counselling of both the parties and persuaded the husband of the applicant to give Rs. 10,000/-( Rupees ten thousand only) per month as maintenance for both his wife and daughter. The alimony would be remitted to the applicant in a bank account to be opened in any branch of United Bank of India. The applicant was accordingly advised by the Commission. The key of the bank’s locker was also handed over to the applicant by her husband.
The case was referred to the PMLA to give a legal shape to the amicable settlement arrived at.

” Bithika Roy ( name changed ) was a victim of physical and mental torture by her husband and other in-laws. She was allegedly instigated by her husband for committing suicide and persuaded for agreeing to mutual divorce. She was often left without any financial help and forced to starve with her baby and ultimately driven out from her marital abode.
She approached the West Bengal Commission for Women for redressal of her grievances.
The Commission arranged counselling of both the parties and persuaded the husband to lead a peaceful conjugal life with his wife and baby.
The case was referred to the PMLA to give a legal shape to the amicable settlement arrived at.

” Alpana Ghosh (name changed) was a victim of physical and mental torture by her husband and other in-laws since her marriage. They allegedly tortured her during her pregnancy for abortion. The applicant’s sister-in-law and her husband are police personnel. So, they could take the law in their own hands. It was also alleged that husband of the applicant maintains extra-marital relationship with his sister-in-law which has reportedly been admitted by him.
She approached the West Bengal Commission for Women for legal help to maintain her livelihood with the 8-months old baby.
The Commission arranged counseling of both the parties and persuaded the husband of the applicant to give proper maintenance to his wife and baby and to lead a peaceful conjugal life. He also agreed not to keep any sort of relationship with his sister-in-law. The applicant was also advised to take proper care of her parents-in-law and others.
The case was referred to the PMLA held in the office of the West Bengal Commission for Women to give a leal shape of the settlement and a decree was awarded in favour of the applicant accordingly.

” Doly Ghorai ( name changed ) was a victim of physical and mental torture by her husband and other in-laws. She was forced to perform outside works even up to midnight after domestic works but left without medical aid as a result of which her new born baby succumbed to death. She was once administered poison as alleged but somehow survived. She had to leave her matrimonial house and took shelter in her parental house.

She approached the West Bengal Commission for Women for redressal of her grievances.
The Commission arranged counselling of both the parties and persuaded the husband to lead a peaceful conjugal life with his wife.

” Gita Devi ( name changed ) was a victim of physical and mental torture by her husband and other in-laws. She gave birth of a handicapped baby. As a result, she was subjected to more physical and mental torture and ultimately driven out from her marital abode.

She approached the West Bengal Commission for Women for redressal of her grievances.
The Commission arranged counselling of both the parties and persuaded the husband to lead a peaceful conjugal life with his wife and baby.
The case was referred to the PMLA scheduled to give a legal shape to the amicable settlement arrived at.

” Keya Das ( name changed ) was a victim of physical and mental torture by her husband and other in-laws. The marriage has not yet been registered and she has allegedly not been made nominee in her husband’s office records. Though the husband of the applicant has been found medically unfit and impotent, she wanted to reside at her matrimonial house. But due to continuous mental and physical torture inflicted on her by her husband and other in-laws she had to leave her matrimonial house with the help of local police. Now she has been residing at her father’s house. She has approached the West Bengal Commission for Women for redressal of her grievances.

The Commission arranged counselling of both the parties and persuaded the husband to give maintenance to the applicant@ Rs. 6,000/- ( Rupees six thousand only ) per month.
The case was referred to the PMLA held in the office of the Commission to give a legal shape to the amicable settlement arrived at.

Payment of compensation to the victims of acid attack :

” Tusi Mondal D/O Biswanath Mondal of Vill & P O – Chandkhali, P S – Canning, South 24-Parganas and her friend Minati Mridha, both students of class – XII, became victims of Acid Attack by one Kalipada Naskar and his associates on 19.12.2016 on their way back home from tuition. They had to be admitted in Canning S D Hospital. Though the latter was released from the hospital after initial treatment, the former had to be shifted to Chittaranjan National Medical College & Hospital for further treatment.
The Commission was approached for proper treatment of the victim, payment of due compensation as well as taking stern legal action against the accused persons.
An FIR was lodged at Canning P. S. on 22.12.16 and a case started u/s 341/326(A )/ 307/509/34 of IPC was charge sheeted. The I O approached the District Magistrate, Southh 24-Parganas for compensation.
The Commission also took up the matter with SLSA to expedite payment of the compensation and could be successful to effect the payment.

” Tandra Makhal, D/O Niranjan Makhal, Vill – Kalyanpur Kundarali, P. O. – Kotallpur, P. S. – Baruipur, South 24-Parganas, became a victim of acid attack and approached the Commission for compensation. She has been paid the due compensation.ণ

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