Not for my rights, but for self-respect of my daughter, I am giving fight
Not Fear but with Firmness: A tale of young woman from Ahmedabad fighting for her rights on ‘Women’s Day”
Her daughter suffered from muscular disorder as Vinita Ramchandani was beaten by her husband when she was pregnant
“Not just for myself, I am fighting for self-respect and rights of my daughter”. Pune’s resident Mr. Manoharbhai Ramchandani and his wife, Yashodaben Ramchandani, arranged their son, Jayesh’s marriage in a short span of just two months with hiding all dark-sides of him. This marriage commenced a hell like difficult times in Vinita Ramchandani’s life as she suffered mental, physical, and financial exploitations from husband Jayesh everyday for over six-year’s long span. When Vinita Ramchandani was pregnant, her husband, Jayesh Ramchandani crossing her limits of humanity beaten her almost to death as a result she gave a birth to a baby-girl with muscular disorder. The harassment continued even after that, therefore finally Vinita Ramchandani had decided to fight-back. For last two years, with support of her parents and family, Vinita Ramchandani has been fighting to earn social respect and justice. ‘Over two years have passed, but, I am not giving up my fight. Ultimately, I am a mother of daughter. This is the time to give fight against the people who are living in our society with such a mindset. Now, not with fear, but with firmness, I want to win,” this is the firm worded commitment of 31 year old Vinita Ramchandani, who handles her business on her own and equipped to take the challenges of life with head-on approach. When it’s a ‘Women’s Day’ on Monday, then the tale of married woman fighting for self-respect and rights of her daughter is definitely shocking but her firmness to fight with determination is surely making us proud.
The victim woman, who is presently living with her father at his house in posh Memnagar area of Ahmedabad city, had married to Jayesh Ramchandani at Le Meridian Hotel, Pune in year 2013. After the marriage at in-laws’ place, the husband and mother-in-law were constantly harassing and mentally torturing Vinita Ramchandani under the pretext of cleaning and furnishing the house and household works. In dowry, Vinita Ramchandani’s parents had given women valuables worth Rs. 1.60 lakh, 200 kg of dry-fruits, costly branded bed-sheets, utensils, and clothes. Beside these, Vinita Ramchandani’s parents had also sponsored the couple’s honeymoon tour to New Zealand at a cost of Rs. 2.68 lakh.
The in-laws and husband were constantly mentally torturing Vinita Ramchandani by taunting her that, ‘You are coming from backward city like Ahmedabad, while we are residents of metropolitan city.’ The in-laws had also not disclosed to Vinita Ramchandani that her husband was taking medications for his mental illness. When she learnt about it and attempted to discuss the issue with the in-laws then they made it an issue and quarreled with her. On one occasion, the husband had beaten Vinita Ramchandani to black and blue to the extent that she lost two frontal teeth. On several occasions, the daughter-in-law sensed that her father-in-law was expressing his sexual intentions. In July – 2014, on one occasion Vinita Ramchandani’s husband had pulled her by hair and banged her head against a wielding machine. And later, dragged her to adjoining room where she was beaten severely.
Finally, tired of inhumanly treatments being meted out to her, Vinita Ramchandani had commenced her fight-back against husband, Jayesh Ramchandani, mother-in-law, Yashodaben Ramchandani, and father-in-law Manoharbhai Ramchandani on the issue of domestic violence. Following this, fearing the legal actions the husband and in-laws submitted confessions and apology letters to her. After that the couple started living separately from the in-laws, however, at new place, husband had beaten her pregnant wife so severely that her unborn child suffered from a muscular disorder. Vinita Ramchandani’s father had paid a sum of Rs. 19 lakh to husband, Jayesh between year 2017 and 2019 through several cheque transactions. In addition to these, Vinita Ramchandani’s father had paid credit card bills, worth of Rs. 15-lakh, of husband, Jayesh. In September – 2019, when husband Jayesh attempted to forcibly takeaway the daughter from Vinita Ramchandani, her parents rushed to Pune in support and help of their daughter. However, they all were thrown out forcibly from the house.
During her six years of painful married life, Vinita Ramchandani continued to please and plead with husband and in-laws with a hope that sooner or later she will have a happy married life. However, tired of by the constant torturing from the husband and in-laws, spying by domestic servants of the house, and by secretly installation spy-cameras in house and for self-respect and rights of her daughter, Vinita Ramchandani had filed a police complaint at Mahila West Police Station, Ahmedabad in November – 2019. Husband, Jayesh was arrested but other legal procedures were not yet completed. The rich and resourceful husband, Jayesh, and in-laws with the help of their lawyer, Parimal Desai, are playing a mind game to mentally breakdown the married victim, Vinita Ramchandani. However, Vinita Ramchandani is now economically Aatmanirbhar and capable to spend a handsome amount of Rs. 2-lakh per month for the treatment of her daughter.
The married woman, who is holding a higher degree of M. Pharm from reputed institute like Nirma University, is determined to fight as a mother for self-respect and rights. She firmly expresses that she will surely get justice from judiciary and nature. With a confidence that sooner or later the nature will deliver justice to her….Vinita Ramchandani has launched her exemplary fight to setup an example in the society. When Monday is ‘The Women’s Day’, this well-educated and cultured young woman from Ahmedabad has started a fight for justice after suffering a lot as a woman. When a woman starts a fight for justice and rights, she does not stop until she emerged as the victorious. On the occasion of ‘The Women’s Day’, a salute to this mother, who is brimming with a fighting spirit.