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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 […]

Government looking to check misuse of dowry laws

The incidence of dowry in the country is a fairly high chance. Over a period of time, it has evolved from something that was supposed to be a gift given to the bride (and maybe the only thing given to the daughter of the house from the family property) to something that is seen as […]