A Reversal of Fortune For The 498A Femme Fatales

The Judgment for this case is given here: LINK

Pulled this from IBNLIVE. Purpose is to disseminate, not plagiarize.

Now, brides under fire in dowry cases

New Delhi: The report of a dowry harassment case usually spells bad news for groom. But if the Delhi High Court’s order is anything to go by, it’s time for the bride’s family to watch out. The Delhi High Court on Friday ruled that a case of dowry harassment could go against the wife’s family if the dowry had been given with their knowledge. “I consider where these kinds of allegations are made, the police should simultaneously register a case under Dowry Prohibition Act against the parents of the complainants as well, who married their daughter despite demand of dowry”, PTI quoted Justice Dhingra as saying.

The decision came as Dhingra dismissed a petition of a woman seeking registration of dowry harassment case against her in-laws’ family. Dhingra added that in case huge amounts of money were willingly paid during or after the marriage, it should be brought to the notice of the Income Tax Department.

The court pointed out that the bride’s family was guilty if it solemnized the marriage despite a demand for dowry. “These kinds of allegation made after the breakdown of the marriage show the mentality of the complainant,” the Court said.



3 Responses to “A Reversal of Fortune For The 498A Femme Fatales”

  1. 1 sanjoy March 9, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    Indin males are not human being, they are perceived as beast. when an Indian male commit suicide, then it is of course owing to the following causes:-
    1) Intolerable Debt.
    2) Alcohol
    3) Illicit relationship
    4) Depression.
    when an Indian woman commit suicide, then it is of course owing to the following cause

    Do you know that suicide rate in India Man:woman=2:1

    Actually your perception is all women are from raja harichandra’s family and all men are born criminal.
    You ern & rule on male tax payers’ money and in turn put 498A & DV act.You have created a good money erning business for Indian women. Carry on. May god Bless you for this gender war.
    One thing is assured. The future indian generation will be full of educated criminals, depressed people and drug addicts emerging out from these broken families. Its impact on Indian economy will be huge and long lasting.
    I have a suggestion to you. Why don’t you make a bill that all indian Indian husband will be hanged if allegation is made by wife.
    Maintenance of wife is a legal binding but keeping home well is not at all a legal binding for married women. Actually our mothers and grand mothers were so fool that they choosed peace and sacrifice instead of violence & denial of keeping home well . let us feel pity for them.
    I am shouting because my home has been burnt with no fault of mine. I have not taken any dowry and not even demanded any thing. My home has been burnt because I always loved my wife & she continued to ditch me.My home has been burnt because I denied the order of my wife not to take care of my old parents( father 76+ amd mother 68+).My home has been burnt because I do not have financial capability to buy a seperate flat in the name of my wife( as ordered).
    I pray to almighty, Feminists home also get burnt like me. Then they will feel the pain. but, then it will be too late.


  2. 2 H March 13, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    Sanjoy, Sorry to hear your state. I don’t understand how these people can file 498A and make money. Its cheaper than selling their body. Whenever some one points out that the law is being misused feminists/women use the rationale, many women are being burnt. The law has come to effect 24 years ago, if the law is great and helping women for these many years, shouldn’t the buring have stopped? Why are women still being burnt, why are men and their families along with children (this is quite spiteful … is the woman like a animal that cannot even fight kids, if she is, she doesn’t fit the survival for the fittest theme ) going to jails? The law is a piece of s***. Law makers are trying to solve a problem that they even cannot fathom. Law makers are like illiterates trying to solve IIT math. I’m pissed off. This is legal blackmail, every judge, politician, feminist knows this but they’ll continue. People like Indira Jaising (who uses her own experience as basis to resolve/comment on any issue), Flavia agnes ( who is a politician – when did we start trusting these people?), Girija Vyas (another politician), Renuka chowdhary (she is heights of farce.. her marriage fell apart, I’m sure she has given dowry to her hubby. Ask anyone in AP about her character….) have started effectively killing Indian Marital system. They dont’ give a damn about who is suffering, their only aim, to make people suffer more and gain votes. I’m not married yet, but I’m damn scared to do it the arranged way.

    Hang in there man… I hope your problems end soon.


  3. 3 Idetrorce December 15, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you


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The family of the writer was tortured by the Indian Police in an attempt to extort over a $100,000 by holding them in custody for over a week. The police, in cahoots with the magistrate and the PP, did this due to the ridiculous allegations made in a 498A case by his embittered ex-wife. She filed the case years after he and his family had last seen her. Thousands of 498A cases are filed each year in India by women seeking to wreak vengeance on their husbands and in-laws. Enormous sums are extorted from intimidated families implicated in these cases by corrupt Indian police officers and elements of the Indian judiciary. The author and his family haven't bribed any public official nor have they given in to the extortion. This blog aims to raise awareness of due process in India. The content of this blog constitutes, opinions, observations, and publicly available documents. The intent is not to slander or defame anyone or any institution and is the manifestation of the author's right to freedom of expression – with all the protections this right guarantees.

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