On February 15, 2009, Kanchan Devi came to CORD and filed a complaint of domestic violence. After this, CORD Legal Cell team members provided her information about domestic violence related Acts. With the help of CORD Legal Cell, Kangra, she filed the case and it was registered in police station. On March 4, 2009, under the guidance of CORD, Kanchan Devi submitted a domestic incident report in the Kangra Judicial Magistrate Court and later the court gave the decision in the favor of the Kanchan on April 18, 2011. The Hon’ble court entitled the following relief:
But the respondent didn’t follow this order and she had to file a petition for the execution of this order. She faced challenges like:
In case, names are not present in the Panchayat Register, the following consequences may be there:
Kanchan Devi belongs to a very poor family. Thus, she approached her Gram Panchayat to enter her name in the Panchayat register. The concerned secretary advised her to give them a NOC from her in law’s Panchayat (Tikari). But concerned secretary refused to enter the name of the applicant and her son in the panchayat register.
The concerned secretary of the applicant’s Gram Panchayat (Muhalkar chahri) harassed the applicant many times and the he also took the applicant to the Block office twice to talk to some person and misguided the applicant over and over again. The applicant in this situation, was helpless to receive any types of benefits of government schemes and her ration card was also not been made. The concerned secretary also mentioned the wrong address on the birth certificate of the applicant’s child.
When applicant filed an application to Samadhan (State Government ‘s grievance redressal website), they misguided and replied totally wrongly that Kanchan had filed her case for Divorce in the court.
Subsequently, a letter was written to the Block Development Officer (BDO). The B.D.O called Kanchan to present to the Nagrota Bagwan B.D.O office. Sunil Mishra who came with Kanchan spoke with B.D.O, and the office sent a letter related to this matter to Sub-Divisional Magistrate. However, no action was taken. Nearly eight months later, CORD team member Smt. Premo Devi accompanied Kanchan to the office of the Deputy Commissioner Kangra at Dharamshala, to talk with District Commissioner regarding her ration card. District commissioner marked the letter and sent it to SDM Kangra. SDM Kangra took immediate action and sent the letter to BDO Nagrota, where the Secretary entered the name of Kanchan Devi and her son into the family register of Mohalkhad Charhi.
Kanchan Devi wants to give best possible education to her son. She is a single parent and doing her duty with every possible means. And she wants to own a home where she and her son live a happy life as she somewhere in her mind thinks for how much time she will be a burden on her parents and brother.
At present she is happy with the type of life she is living and now she is an independent woman in every aspect.