This is the PIL filed by Colin Gonsalves, the father of PILs in India.
He got the SC to prod the Govt into action by filing a PIL under Right to Life guaranteed by the Constitution. This PIL was for distributing food to the areas where starvation deaths were occurring. The FCI godowns were stuffed with food and some of it was rotting. Yeah, our Govt did a Marie Antoinette on its citizens.
So what does this PIL have to do with 498A ? This is the way to prod the govt into action.
Here is the petition: PUCL vs Union Of India