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Misuse of dowry laws – Comments from the Chief Justice

The prevalence of dowry in today’s society is an open fact; most people see it in operation either in their own marriage, or in the marriage of their family members; or you see it on operation in the case of acquaintances. So as an example, I have seen dowry in operation in the case of […]

Bihar Police takes steps to safe-guard against 498 (A)

The Section 498(A) of the IPC is meant for prevention of crimes against women, something that this country has struggled with for quite some time now. If you read the actual Section, it talks about: “Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be […]

Asking for wife’s share of property not dowry

In the mix of the many dowry related laws and court clarifications / edicts, add another one. This one is something that strikes to make sure that family settlements are all equitable, and also rectifying one part of the provisions of the the dowry law. The current dowry laws are harsh, and put a lot […]