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India: 1. Please provide information about separated or divorced women (who are Punjabi Sikhs) in Punjab. In particular, please provide information about such women being driven to suicide, killed or forced to marry again in order to subsist. 2. Please provide information about domestic violence committed on Punjabi Sikh women in Punjab. 3. What government, non-government and religious services and support are there for women suffering from domestic violence in Punjab? 4. What evidence is there that women are burnt or killed by family members of ex-husbands in Punjab? 5. What information is there about Punjabi Sikh family members of divorced or separated women being shamed themselves in Punjab society? 6. What are the Punjabi laws/customs relating to wives owing debts to husbands/former husbands? 7. What are Punjabi laws that prohibit domestic violence, murder or honour killings among family members in Punjab? 8. Please provide information about the ability or willingness of police in Punjab to enforce such laws and protect women who suffer domestic violence or who might make complaints to the police that they might be murdered by their husband or husband's family members. 9. Please provide information about the ability of Punjabi Sikh women moving outside of Punjab, to live in areas other than Punjab.

3 December 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide information about the ability of law enforcement agencies in India and particularly in Punjab to protect citizens in matters relating to honour killings. 2. Please provide information about the ability of Sikhs to move outside of Punjab, and to live in areas other than Punjab. Is there any information that suggests that if one is educated that he/she will find it easier to resettle outside of Punjab?

26 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. What would community reaction be in the Punjab to the birth of a child out of wedlock resulting from an affair between a teacher and student? 2. Would a teacher be dismissed in Punjab for having an affair with a student? 3. Would police turn a blind eye to community violence in these kinds of circumstances?

12 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. What is the definition of domestic violence in Indian law? 2. Can men, by definition, be subjected to domestic violence, and therefore claim protection though the legal system from domestic violence? 3. What does country information indicate about the prevalence of domestic violence against men in India? 4. Is there information that raises the issue of discrimination against Indian men who have brought shame upon their wives' families? 5. What country information is available concerning false dowry cases being brought against husbands or men in India? 6. Does the information provide the motivation behind such cases: e.g. revenge, retribution, an illegal means of making money? 7. Does the information indicate that a man subjected to serious harm by his wife's family would be unable to seek redress against the perpetrators of the harm he fears through the Indian police and legal system? 8. Does country information indicate that a man who has had a false dowry case brought against him would be unable to seek redress against the perpetrators of the harm he fears through the Indian police and legal system? 9. Is there information available that people would not be able to obtain police protection if they are poor and cannot bribe police?

12 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

RRT Case No. 100407

24 August 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1003470

28 July 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

India: 1. Please provide an outline of the political situation in Punjab and whether there has been conflict between Congress and BJP members in August 2009. 2. Please check if there is an MP named Harpartap Singh Ajnala, and whether he is in the State or Federal government. 3. Where is Ajnala located in relation to Amritsar? 4. Are the police inclined to target political activists involved in the conflict (if any) in August 2009, because they are controlled extensively by the BJP?

1 July 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

RRT Case No. 1001826

17 May 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 1000664

7 May 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

RRT Case No. 0908372

23 April 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Case Law

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