Laws are made to Punish criminals and prevent crime from society. Same Laws are amended as time changes or when people started to misuse it, if there are bugs in it. Or same laws are no longer serving the purpose. But in India there are some Barbarian and Stone Age time laws still exist, one of such law is Dowry Prohibition act of 1961. It is also called IPC 498A.
Under this law, one word of a wife against her husband can land him in jail, send his old age parents behind bars, or anyone whoever she name in her complaint, even husband married pregnant sisters along with her breast fed small children. Wife`s one word and some crocodile tears will enough to lock them up for months; without any investigation or enquiry. This 498A of IPC is non bailable and non compoundable, so these innocent victims are harassed for long for sure.
The Law Authority of India, knows about this misuse, Even Supreme court of India called it as Legal Terrorism
Dowry law no license to settle scores: SC
And this law no longer serves any purpose, nor it`s solving any problem of women.
Show me single family live together after 498A;
Show me single Family Solved its problem after 498A;
Show me Single Daughter-In-Law live happily after her false 498A dumped her husband family in jail.
Show me single family / Marriage is not ended after husband arrested under 498A.
I can show 1000 Plus Families harassed by this Law 498A Victims Stories
If its not serve the purpose,
If its not solve the Family / Marital Problem.
If its not stop menace of dowry System.
If its used as tool to blackmail husband family;
If its used to harass innocent old age people;
If its breaking Families;
If it`s a Marriage Splitter;
If its give way to single parent system.
Then why this law still exists ?
Not only this law, there are many other laws to protect women Interest but none for Men, who are victimised;
IPC 376 – Rape Law; Even women had consensual sex still she can charge man with RAPE;
When someone caught red handed, with her Pre marital or Extra marital sex, she can charge man with RAPE;
Domestic Violence (Prevention) Bill, 2000
– Under this Law man has no right to talk also, women can charge husband with mental harassment;
And Recent Supreme Court verdict;
– No sex can be lead to Divorce; but if women without sex for no reason man cann`t have sex with his wife coz she can charge him with or Beastality.
Under Child Custody
– there are only few Chances for men to get his child;
Even Man is Perfect and women is Prostitute, still law gives child custody to women; even Father is natural guardian.
Show me Single Law which Support Indian men,Husband and Father.
By: Rudolph Dsouza
AutoBioGraphy of a Dowry Law Victim
I`m writing this as a Victim of this Law; Why i`m still harassed by this law, Even she has not came for a single court date for 7 long years, still judge is not ready to drop this case. So there is no need to give any more examples than this, that this law is misused than used correctly and not all women are victims they are villains too.
Originally posted 2007-11-14 15:26:41.