The 498A Survival Portal


We shall do our part to build a world of peace where the weak are safe and the strong are just.                    –John F Kennedy


The CrPC amendments curtail the power of police to arrest.

Click the link below to know more.

CrPC Amendments


If you’d like to know about Section 498A and how this blog came into existence, please continue reading. If you are already entangled in Section 498A and are here looking for help, jump to the 498A Survival Guide by scrolling down to it.

A decade ago, as a tradition bound Non Resident Indian living in the US, I settled for an Indian bride. She walked into my life in the US with motives at odds with mine…which led to conflicts and strife. An year later, unable to bear her presence in my life any more, I divorced her in the US and broke off all contacts with her.

Some years had passed since I last saw her and I was looking forward to a quieter and steadier future as she was no longer an unsettling part of my life. I assumed that as she got her American green card through me, she would move on with her life in the US and won’t harbor any ill-will towards me. That assumption was a fantasy.

Out of the blue, in 2006, my ex-wife flew back to India and accused me and my family of subjecting her to cruelty and domestic violence under India’s much abused domestic violence and dowry law, Section 498A. Without verifying any of her silly accusations, Indian policemen arrested my family on a Friday morning. Fridays are reserved by Indian cops to handle 498A cases. They arrest the accused on Friday mornings and then indulge in some foot-dragging till the evening in the police station. With the courts closed over the weekend, the accused — I like to call them victims — remain trapped in the paws of the cops. The cops spend all weekend intimidating the victims and by the time the sun rises on a Monday morning, these confounded and traumatized people are ready to pay a “settlement” to escape from the torturous clutches of the Indian criminal justice system. The tough ones and those who can’t pay remain entrapped in the Indian criminal justice system for years to come. Acquittals in 498A cases occur after the victims of this extortion racket endure long drawn trials lasting years. Convictions are the exceptions, unless there is overwhelming evidence. This was the established pattern of outcome in 498A cases since the introduction of this pernicious law.

After hearing about my family’s arrest, I chose to remain in the US.  My lawyer warned me that if I returned to India, I’d be jailed and worse, lose all chances of becoming an American citizen — I realized that the 498A placed my American citizenship at stake.

Back at the police station, with my family in the callous hands of corrupt cops, my ex-wife’s father demanded a $100,000 (USD) from them to close the case. This amount was the set rate extorted from non-resident Indians to settle 498A cases. When my family refused to “settle”,  they were produced in a local court and the corrupt judge jailed them in an attempt to force my return to India and “settle” the case. Obviously, the judge and the cops were promised a cut in the “settlement”.

Stranded in the US and unable to aid my jailed family in any way, I rapidly hit rock bottom and began to shed tears. It was at that instant that a light went on in my head. I realized that 498A was just an extortion racket. In reality it has nothing to do with justice, domestic violence, or the law and here’s why: Peddling 498A benefited Indian politicians as they could pander to the women’s vote bank. The cops made out like bandits  from the bribes gotten from accusers and the “settlements” extorted from the accused. And the legal fraternity, along with the lower judiciary, profited from the 498A Jail and Bail Industry (the lawyers protested the most when the CrPC amendments were introduced in 2009).

For the sake of the skeptics, I digress to show the valuation of the 498A Jail and Bail Industry. The numbers are numbing:

  •  100,000 498A cases are filed each year, per the NCRB (many cases go unreported so the actual figure is higher)
  •  $5,000 Dollars (Indian Rs 2 Lakhs) at the minimum, is paid to settle each case.
  •  Total money spent in dollars =  $500,000,000 (100,000 cases * $5,000) USD

That’s half a BILLION in US Dollars that flows through the Indian criminal justice system each year just from 498A cases. And my estimate is very low as many cases go unreported, and the money used to “settle” each case can range from $2000 to over $200,000 — the  amounts extorted depending upon the affluence of the accused.

A week had passed since my family was jailed and taking stock of the situation in my apartment, I understood that I was trapped in an extortion racket of national proportions. I decided to fight but awaited the eventual release of my family as a first step. They were released on bail after enduring 11 days of captivity.

Once they were out, I turned to the Internet seeking help and information to learn more about this extortion racket. I came across SIFF web sites and got a lot of support and advice from their wonderful volunteers. But the information they posted online on the laws of arrest in India and 498A in general was incorrect — I knew it instinctively as all the sites parroted that the police had the unrestricted power to arrest once a 498A  complaint was registered.

I just couldn’t believe that a democracy whose national motto was “Satyameva Jayate” would frame its laws with the intent to oppress its citizens…my disbelief aroused my curiosity.

At this stage, I read a book written by Prof Som K Shah calledFaith Belied. It mentioned a judgment of the Indian Supreme Court which prohibited arbitrary arrests. Intrigued, I delved into Indian court web sites to learn about Indian laws. I quickly unearthed judgments on the laws governing arrests and the rights of the accused. Reading these judgments, I realized that the Indian criminal justice system was acting in contravention of Indian laws when dealing with 498A cases. It is easy to explain how this happened: Over the decades, a belief was propagated in India that the police had the outright authority to arrest anyone implicated in a criminal case and corrupt policemen did so with impunity. This belief remained unquestioned and was promoted by police officers and lawyers.

Unfortunately, these same beliefs were packaged and presented to the public as facts at web sites of organizations committed to fighting 498A. I created this site/blog to dispel these beliefs and raise awareness of the laws and judgments which protect the rights of Indians though posts at this site. Over a span of several months, I devoted hours each day to reading and compiling judgments and articles about Indian laws. That’s how I learned about the right to due process in India.

Due process lays down that the procedure for depriving a person of his life or liberty must be lawful, reasonable, fair, and just. Due process means that no police officer has the right or the authority to effect the arrest of an individual merely because the person has been accused in a criminal case. Every member of the judiciary is also duty bound to respect the right to due process and cannot automatically send individuals to jail on account of being produced in a court room by the police.

Above all, Article 21 of the Indian Constitution asserts the importance of due process. It says:  “no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law”.

You can read more about the right to due process here.

The Supreme Court of India enforced this right to due process and the right against arbitrary arrest in Joginder Kumar Vs State of UP in 1994.  This judgment explicitly states that:

“No arrest can be made because it is lawful for the police officer to do so. The existence of the power to arrest is one thing. The justification for the exercise of it is quite another. The police officer must be able to justify the arrest apart from his power to do so. Arrest and detention in police lock-up of a person cause incalculable harm to the reputation and self-esteem of a person. No arrest can be made in a routine manner on a mere allegation of commission of an offence made against a person. It would be prudent for a police officer in the interest of protection of the constitutional rights of a citizen and perhaps in his own interest that no arrest should be made without a reasonable satisfaction reached after some investigation as to the genuineness and bona fides of a complaint and a reasonable belief both as to the person’s complicity and even so as to the need to effect arrest. Denying a person of his liberty is a serious matter.

This is the judgment Prof Som K Shah wrote about in his book; I owe him for the head start he gave me through his book.

Sadly, despite the existence of this order, the police and the lower courts colluded and jailed hundreds of thousands of innocent Indians accused under 498A for over a decade. I am amazed that this fact doesn’t seem to bother anyone in this country of a billion people.

Fortunately, the amendments made to the Indian criminal procedure code (CrPC) in 2009 finally incorporated the orders of this judgment into the criminal procedure code.

After accumulating a pile of information and reading hundreds of judgments, I condensed all that I learned into the 498A Survival Guide, and posted it here. I also worked hard to convince fellow activists of the importance of Joginder Kumar Vs State of UP to end arrests by the police in 498A cases. As beliefs in the powers of the police to arrest were ingrained, it took a while, but I succeeded through persistence. Afterwards, I made several revisions to the 498A Survival Guide to keep it updated. It remains the definitive guide to surviving a 498A case since the time I posted it. Many victims have sworn that if it hadn’t been for it, they wouldn’t have fought or won their cases.

Over time, I’ve done my best to keep this site and its contents updated, but due to a punishing work and travel schedule, I haven’t been very successful at doing so. Also, I know that grammatical errors litter my posts and writings. I hope to eliminate these errors in the future. With 500+ posts, that is a lot of editing to do…and I’m trying.

The good news is the effect the passage of the CrPC Amendments had on the Jail and Bail Industry.  Click here to see how lawyers organized protests against the CrPC amendments. The amendments took the sting out of the 498A experience, as they prohibit arrests for offenses carrying sentences of less than 7 years. I believe that the Jail and Bail Industry is now heading into a recession.

But the fight isn’t over yet. The venal Indian establishment is trying to revive the Jail and Bail Industry by extending the sentence in 498A cases to 7 years or more. If they succeed in doing so, the CrPC amendments will no longer apply to 498A cases and the whole saga of arrests, jail and bail will start all over again.

The only way to end this tyranny is to fight using the RTI Act and having the courage, resilience, and the fortitude to resist the calls to pay bribes and make the case go away. Also, the judiciary falls under the RTI Act and know that the magistrates who summon you to face charges are not silent spectators. They must apply their heads to see if the accusations in the FIR (police complaint) constitute a crime.

I wrote the 498A Survival Guide to give those trapped in 498A cases hope and information to stand and fight. For thousands and maybe more, my work has been the only thing that stood between despair and hope. I believe that I may have succeeded in my efforts, but I can’t present any tangible evidence in the form of numbers or statistics.

Finally, for those who are wondering: I was never arrested. I  didn’t pay a penny to the cops or my ex-wife. And despite the odds, I stand holding my cherished trophy — my American passport.



If you are visiting this site for the first time, please don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of information contained here. This information is empowering. It will inform you about Indian laws, your rights, and you’ll learn about the venality of the Indian criminal justice system.

Start with the The 498A Survival Guide and the rest will fall into place.

  1. The 498A Survival Guide: This 50+ page handout will help you defend yourself in your cases. It also has information detailing judgments which protect basic rights in India. (Updated Apr/2008)
  2. Joginder Kumar Vs State Of UP – 1994: This Supreme Court judgment resulted from a writ of Habeas Corpus and it defines the powers of the police to arrest. You will be surprised to know how limited the powers of the Indian police to arrest truly are. If you are unable to get anticipatory bail, this judgment can protect you from an illegal arrest by the police. The recent CrPC amendment to Section 41, is the formal incorporation of this judgment into the Indian penal code.

  3. Understand The Right To Due Process:  This is the principle that the government must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a citizen in accordance with the law, and holds the government subservient to the law of the land.
  4. Srinivasulu Vs State Of AP-2007:  The Supreme Court of India has stated that:  “Consequences of cruelty which are likely to drive a woman to commit suicide or to cause grave injury or danger to life, limb or health, whether mental or physical of the woman is required to be established in order to bring home the application of Section 498A IPC”. After the FIR is filed, read the FIR and question the cops on the basis for the applicability of 498A to your case, as given in this judgment. Most FIRs are a concoction of lies with no coherence or reason in them.

  5. SC Explains Anticipatory Bail – 2009 – This judgment explains the rules governing the granting of anticipatory bail. Everything you need to know is present in this judgment,

  6. The Final Report Of Film Actor Prashanth’s 498A Case (pdf is at the end of the post) – This article is the Final Report of film actor Prashanth. Read it to understand what a final report is.

  7. Justice Regupathy: Mechanical Judicial Remand Is ILLEGAL

  8. Justice Kailash Gambhir (Delhi HC) Guidelines On Prosecution Of 498A Cases

  9. Delhi Police Circular Forbidding Arrests In 498A Cases Without DCP’s Permission

  10. Hyderabad Police Circular Forbidding Arrests in 498A Cases Without DCP’s Permission

  11. Judgments of Justice Dhingra: Justice Shiv Narain Dhingra of the Delhi High Court has empowered victims of 498A cases with his judgments. Read these  to inform and motivate  yourselves to fight this racket.

  12. Chennai HC Justice Regupathy’s Orders On 498A Arrests

  13. SC Explains Conditions For The Quash Of An FIR – 2009

  14. 498A Counter Cases To Fight Back With – Compiled By Rudy

  15. The Important Sections Of The Dowry Prohibition Act
  16. AP Police’s Procedures for 498A Investigations
  17. The 498A FAQ (link to another blog)

498A Survival Guide In Regional Languages :

The Indian police force plays a huge role in this extortion racket. Read the judgments and articles about the Indian police to inform, educate and empower yourselves.

For immediate help and advice, contact:

The Supreme Court of India is the ultimate arbiter of the law on account of the The Doctrine Of Binding Precedent. Article 142 of the Constitution declares that any order of the Supreme Court is enforceable throughout the territory of India and article 144 mandates that all civil (police) and judicial authorities shall act in aid of the Supreme Court.

Repository Of Information:


Compendium Of Judgments:

For Non Resident Indians (NRIs):

Documents on the Indian Police:

CBI Manuals:The CBI is the premier investigative agency of our country and I have a lot of respect for the capabilities of these guys. I just wish they would be a little more diligent before filing red corner notices against NRIs accused in dowry cases. In a sense they are insulting their own intelligence.
These manuals are a great source for detailing the process of investigation of cognizable offenses and also the laws of arrest. These are in the public domain (Internet) and I stumbled across them by accident; a gift from the gods. I believe that these manuals can serve as a good reference to file RTIs against corrupt police officers. Read these documents and you will get a clear idea of what the police are actually supposed to do upon the registration of cognizable offenses.

RTI is a powerful tool to combat the abuse of 498A. The police are required to answer within 48Hrs when an RTI is filed about a person who is arrested. Read about the basics of filing an RTI here:

Misc documents/links/News:


Finally, regardless of what the 498A wives do to you, if you are innocent, you will prevail.

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183 Responses to “The 498A Survival Portal”

  1. 1 Bhushan October 22, 2007 at 10:49 am

    This is a nice information, now a days I think men should not marry at all, till 498a and DP vanishes, If a man is marring for sex it is better to go for professional prostitute, if marrying for kid, he can get a cute kid from orphanage. It is hell to marry nowadays.

    thanks for this kind of sites which will give some information to protect our selfs.


    • 2 shivinder pal sangrur February 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      A) FOR FIL/ MIL
      u can apply for departmental enquiry u/s 11A of all India service conduct rules 1968 or u/s 13A of state govt. service conduct rules 1966 against the person who asserts that he/she had given dowry and apply along with copy of FIR or his/her affidavit and request his/her deptt. to take action against him/her for violation of govt. conduct rules as u/s 11A “giving and taking dowry is crime”
      It will work like double edged weapon
      if he/ she repeated asserts that he/she had given dowry then punished under service conduct rules
      if he deny in departmental enquiry then take copy of enquiry proceeding under RTI 2005 then submit in court and even prosecute him/her u/s 182 IPC in case of FIR or u/s 191 IPC and 193 IPC in case of wrong affidavit.

      Similarly file application against wife for abetment of dowry
      Also take help of RTI Act 2005 to get copy of enquiry report for your complaint
      So govt employed wife/FIL/MIL/ other relative can be even punished for abetment of dowry

      In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the All India
      Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government after consultation with the
      Governments of the State concerned, hereby makes the following rules, namely:—
      11—A. Giving or taking of dowry.— No member of the Service shall—
      (i) give or take or abet the giving or taking of dowry; or
      (ii) demand, directly or indirectly, from the parents or guardian
      of a bride or bridegroom, as the case may be, any dowry.
      Explanation.— For the purpose of the rule, “dowry” has the same meaning as in the
      Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 (28 of 1961)
      The Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1966
      (Rules Framed by the Punjab Government Under Articles 309 and 318 of Constitution of India)
      *13A. Prohibition to give, take or demand dowry- No Government employee shall:
      (i) give or take or abet the giving or taking of dowry;
      (ii) demand, directly or indirectly, form the parents or guardian of a bride or bridegroom, as the case may be, any dowry.
      *[Inserted vide Punjab Government Notification No. G.S.R.-73/Const./Arts. 309 and 318/Amd(6)/76 dated 09-06-1976]

      Explanation – For the purpose of this rule, ‘dowry’ has the same meaning as in the dowry prohibition Act. 1961 (28 of 1961)].
      If not govt employee then file TEP (tax evasion petition) along with copy of FIR or charge sheet or their affidavit to commissioner of income tax of his area to enquire the source of income of that person as he had asserted that ‘X” amount is spent on marriage and get information regarding what action and steps taken by income tax deptt against your complaint via RTI 2005 time to time till enquiry is complete.


    • 3 womansufferingchanchala February 16, 2013 at 9:16 am

      hello marriage is not for sex or kid. it just friendship for life time.


      • 4 Prasad Rao August 4, 2014 at 6:17 pm

        May be ur right but in most cases he is right moreover most of us get married because everyone else is getting for any of three above mentioned. Rather marriage is like get employed for somebody and ulta pay her back with all her hefty monthly expenses.. AA bail mujhe marrrr.


      • 5 Rahul August 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

        Ladko ki taraf se jawab de diya apne ladkion ki taraf se bhi de dijiye


  2. 6 Reddy October 26, 2007 at 8:05 am

    My god, all I can say is, do you really need to get married to an Indian women? Look at the hell one has to go through. This information is invaluable, must read for anyone to educate themselves.
    It is true as the saying goes, “knowledge is power.” I hope sincerely I don’t have to pass this on to other men, and this law is abolished some day soon. I guess Hell will have to Freeze before that happens.
    Thank you for this amazing ton of information.


  3. 7 Green December 5, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    My family has been abused by our estranged sister in law, she wants to get permanent residency based on this case. I need to talk to the owner of the site for further information, I was thinking to start a support web site for victims of this law too. This site is great resource tool, I hope I will have a chance to get in contact with you for more information. Please let send me a message if you can.
    I say thank you for all the information you have presented here from all enocent people that have been tortured by this law.


  4. 8 Swarup Sarkar December 6, 2007 at 6:06 am

    Visit and check the contact page, to get the contact numbers of volunteers around the country..


    • 9 Gaurav Kundra May 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      why not start a website where list of women who have filed 498A Cases against their husbands is maintained.The names can be uploaded by traumatised husbands. This will save someone’s life someday


      • 10 kaushik das June 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm



      • 11 parvati July 17, 2014 at 3:45 am

        I want to give my brother ‘s wfe name


  5. 12 SK December 7, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks so much for the information! May truth be upheld.


  6. 13 vivek December 27, 2007 at 8:32 am

    Really a great effort.


  7. 14 Tomar January 4, 2008 at 5:54 am

    I want some strong help regarding women & their family abusing husbands………..

    e.mail me pls………….


  8. 15 Zeus January 23, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    THANK YOU… mere words cant describe how invaluable your information has been to my life… I am going through the worst phase of my life and I have used up until now 12 lawyers and NONE gave me the information I was seeking and in the bargain I was arrested out on transition bail and fighting for my regular bail. With this info I have the confidence of actually know the law and fighting for what is right.



  9. 16 dr yatendra sharma February 9, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    yes really hell is 498a for men it shold be remove or reformed.


  10. 17 ififthelement February 14, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    ur right Bhushan.

    until unless these sick laws vanish, man should not marry. or goto pros for sex. i am a victim and stressed & depressed & harrassed by my wife. I am suffering. I dont know wat to do, neither they r giving divorce 7 nor they are talking . if i approach them they start manking false allegations & balmes. I wish she dies of some disease or the unborn child dies inside & becomes cause of her death


  11. 18 scvarma March 7, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Please send me the clarification if a 498-A can be registered falsely from a place against the husband and family members where non of the family members ever visited or stayed by a father of the girl and also even the marriage has been held at different place where the parents of the girl and that of the boy reside at that place. Pl. give me the clarification of the jurisdiction.What steps can be taken to get the complainant punished ?


  12. 20 ANAND April 2, 2008 at 9:10 am

    I have two elder sister and I have always been sensitive to womens cause and issue. I never imagined what harm sec 498 A and other such women empowering laws could do. That was until I got married.
    My elderly widowed mother and i have had to suffer great mental agony and trauma from my wife’s side. She has physically assaulted my mother on several occassion. she is very sbusive and does ot care for my mother. I am left worried for the whole day about my mother’s fate and i cannot concentrate on the job. I and my mother have gone through a lot to fulfil my wifes glamorous dreams.

    I thought I had done a great servie to myself and my mother’s core values by marrying a girl who was from a much, much poorer family than mine. None from my family had ever expected anything from the girls side. My wife wanted to enjoy at the expense of my prosperity and want to spend money on all her dreams. GRANTED! accepted its her legal right. But what about her responsibilities??? she does nothing at home. curses my mother all the time and wants my mother to do all the household-work. over a slight argument with me she turned violent as she alwasy does after an argument and then she physically assaulted my mother not once not twice but many times in front of me. when at last my wife pulled my mother by her hairs and dragged her and clawed and nailed her all over her body. I decided that was it. I have personally sent her to her fathers home. from here she is threatening to file DOWRY HARASSMENT sec 498 A, case against me my mother and all in my extended family…they are demanding enormous amount rs. 5.0 lacs to settle the dispute.

    CAN THERE BE MORE PROOF of any injustice.

    At the end of this all ..all i seek from her is an apology and an assurance that she would not repeat all this misbehavior in future.



    • 21 neelambar jha May 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm

      frankly speaking, i had abused u a lot for being such a disgrace to ur mother but i changed my stance. but let me make onething very clear, don’t expect any sympathy from my side! u r a f——


    • 22 Anand April 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Discuss with ny of the good Lawyer about Sec 9, if 498 case has not been logged yet. Thbis would help you to save. Rest a good lawyer can guide,




  13. 23 Karan June 10, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Hi! Ananad,

    I understand your situation very well and have full sympathy with you. Please try to understand if your wife has such attitude in her and non-adjusting problems then do you think she will change in future. You will keep trying adjusting with her by putting your mother to punishments. Do a open discussion with your wife and suggest her to take the divorse; and go to a diff new direction. I will say if you can pay 5 lakh it would be more good as compare to live like servant for next 5-10 years. So i strongly suggest to take divorse and dont try to adjust as she can’t change herself. She is > 18 yr old and she knows what she is doing. So dont think she is a kid and can change.

    If you can’t take divorse then pls dont live with her….else one day she will mix the poision in your and your’s mother food. And as per law she wont get jail after that too. So please take care and my wishes r always with you.

    IIM Graduate – working in MNC


  14. 24 Jayanth June 22, 2008 at 8:28 am

    See the latest News article in this forum:Article “Men wail on Renuka’s shoulders”

    Well, what can you expect from a woman who slaps
    a policeman? She seems to be a compulsive man-hater.
    See the following links, where charges have been framed against this “great & honorable” minister for slapping a policeman! There is a court proceeding against her & she SHAMELESSLY holds office!:

    Are the news channels(and NCW for that matter) interested or want to behave like an ostrich?
    (Maybe the NCW should have an ostrich for a logo!)


  15. 25 elan July 3, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    thanks for a great site.. a useful site for a troubled husbands.. i haven’t read fully.. but what i have read, really gives a sigh.. thanks.. thanks.. thanks a lot


  16. 26 D S G July 7, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    hello people do u know indian men are emotionaly fool who trust the women. remember insian men r just atm machine. urn the money . at end of the day when u come back to home your wife looks at u like dragon. never share a single word about u r family mambers with. other wise she will go and tell u r relatives and make them to fifgt with u. will try to seprate u with u r parents brother and sister. she will never under stand how u r parents raised u and made u stand upon u s feet .
    todays world when womem has got freedom but she has totaly lost how to use it. she wants every thing in her life but forgot how to handle family life. bigger hand abt this is her parents who always backs up her in her all the faults. and says don’t worry daughter we will fix u r inlaws in dawry. case.
    take care about those actualy greedy wife.


  17. 30 Praveen Rohila August 11, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Hello every one, when I visited this site, I pleased to see such a nice place for men as human being. Otherwise the existing laws of dowry, domestic violence are indeed partial and one sided. These laws are like a latest fire arm in the hand of a kid. No need to say that the law means “Justice to all” and not to “Specefic one”. The mothers, sisters n in laws accused under the dowry and domestic violence act are also women and including others, all are human being. The recent records of court & police evident that majority in the cases are nothing but “misuse” of the acts. If i will say “A blackmailing tool”, it will not be wrong at all. Thanks to all of you for such a valuable platform.


  18. 31 advocateferoz September 24, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Indian Judiciary is robust, provided the legal fraternity exercise their powers to fight injustices like mountains of 498A cases, which are mostly false and baseless and is utilised by police to warm their pockets and leave an indelible scar in the minds of those innocent husbands and family members arrested.
    Case laws like Joginder Kumar Vs State Of UP – 1994, and D.K. BASU v State of West Bengal can be efficiently used by lawyers to get the highhanded police officers lose their jobs and set an example for other officers to emulate.


  19. 32 Sai October 5, 2008 at 5:03 am


    Here is a scanned copy of Jharkand High court Judgement on A.B.

    Click to access HC_Jharkhand_Bail_2001_4654_Direction.pdf

    Could not find the full judegement in

    but could get only the status of the case in

    Thanks for your effort.



  20. 33 Myth October 9, 2008 at 5:59 am

    Hi Sentinel,
    The next time you update the Guide, please remember to add the new site as well on the last page, where you mentioned the other 4 sites.


  21. 34 jitender November 8, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    hi everyone i am an advocate by profession and this is the first time i visited this blog …keep it up


  22. 35 avani November 10, 2008 at 4:54 am

    Thanks a lot for all the information. But to be frank, the harassment continues in all stages of the case, be it monetarily or physical pain, it can drain off all physical and mental strength for the boy and his family.

    His sisters are women just in name and can be harassed so easily by all so called law makers and protectors.

    Yes, I believe Indian guys should not marry at all, or at least, don’t marry an Indian girl if you at all care for your old parents and young siblings whose lives are ruined even before they have seen it.

    Most of the troubled women who are really innocent are not able to get any benefit of this law as it basically needs lot of money to sustain such a case in India and real victims would rather spend their left over ruined lives in constructing rather than destructing the lives of two families.

    So, its being commonly used by such women who just need easy money by blackmailing the groom and his family who belong to highly educated cultured families (and even have all evidence to support that they never demanded any money). Who looks at this evidence anyway!!!!!!!

    There are cases where the bride has left the in-laws place in 2 days of unconsummated marriage, happily & evidently without having suffered any mental and physical harassment (with lot of relatives as proof as they were still there as guests for the wedding). Such women have demanded money from the groom and failing which have misused this law against him. The grooms family is ruined and suffering the case since 2 years…….. Is this what we call a Hindu Marriage? and has it got anything to do with Indian culture.


  23. 36 Saravanan November 11, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    I have added this url to my blogspot


    now a days I think men should not marry at all, till 498a and DP vanishes, If a man is marring for sex it is better to go for professional prostitute, if marrying for kid, he can get a cute kid from orphanage. It is hell to marry nowadays.


    Excellent comment from Mr. Bushan..

    very soon every indian male would be follow that…



  24. 38 vinay December 19, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Only way to survive DV Act, 498A:

    1) Sell yourself to the wishes of wicked wife and your inlaws. Or
    2) Pay hefty ransom to wife and her relatives, police, lawyers. Or
    3) Ruin your life contending in courts for years before insane judges. Or
    4) Suicide

    Trust me, there is no other way.


    • 39 shakti December 23, 2013 at 2:57 am

      One more way if you ready for sucide then why not kill everyone and surrender like bhagat singh. Go to media and tell the truth.
      let the world talk about you and know the reasons behind the violence.

      Liked by 1 person

  25. 40 Mohd December 22, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    I dont agree with Vinay. I understand that 498A is draconian like TADA or POTA, but there is light to depend on. The light- previous judgements, police circulars, anticipatory bail, honesty in taking dowry, honesty in not actually harrassing women and finally using Media(TV media).
    Hiring a strong lawyer can make your case stronger. Keep collecting evidense even while you are living harmoniously without dispute so that you can use it when something like a 498A comes knocking.
    Thanks for all the info to the guy who built and the guy who uploaded the info. May Allah take care of you!
    Mohammed S


  26. 41 Mohd December 22, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    TYPO above
    honesty in NOT taking dowry!


  27. 42 Vinay December 26, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Dear Friend,

    Best lawyers do not work because they are more interested in making money for themselves. For them we are only clients. So it really do not matter to them that somebodies life, prestige and self respect is on stake.

    Police is not impartial because they also want to justify their share in the bounty.

    Your evidence will work only when the matter will reach court and that too after long debates and cross questions. At this point judges would also behave in a manner that somebody has given them an ultimate authority to decide on other’s life. Anyways lower courts are good for nothing. By the time you reach a stage of final justice you would have already spent major part of your life runnnig after lawyers and dates. With recent scandals coming up in newspapers, even judges have not remained away from corruption.

    So suggest me where is the respite?


  28. 43 Aftab December 31, 2008 at 6:18 am

    Dear Friends,

    Thanks for the wonderful and details regarding the 498A Section coz my lawyer better i shud call him a liar has all told the nonsence regarding the law from past 3years almost i have spent lakh of rupees to him. My issue already i won 498A Section thru honble court but again bride father has filed the same section in other court and my liar what i feel is supporting the bride father unforurunately my liar is also a male when the respectable advocates and lawyers cant able to help us then who will guide us?

    Can any one suggest one section we can file twice complain??



  29. 44 Aftab December 31, 2008 at 6:20 am

    Dear Vinay,

    What u said is 500% correct they are not lawyers they are LIARS.

    Iam also victim of the same Sectin 498-A.



  30. 45 vinay January 19, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Let’s hope that new law would do some good for 498a victims. But this is not sufficient. Who ever is proved guilty under law, the biggest loss is humanity and family.

    I am sure our innovative lawyers, judges and police would find better ways of countering it. We need to work very hard on this law. We need to censure these people who uses them to ruin others life. Their social boycott, by ensuring girls in their family not getting married to anyone else, could preempt others to follow this route.
    Others may differ from my views. But we should do something similar so that others would desist from doing it. Nowadays , newspapers are flooded with news of misuse of dowry law. The conviction in these cases is not even 10%. But this is unfortunate that no one really tries to see what happened to those who suffered in the hands of errant wife. In my case, my father personally met lot of senior police personnels. All of them agreed that injustice has happened to us. They expressed solidarity with us. But they restraint from saying that they admit their fault as the themselves were perpetrators of this crime. They played hand in glove with the girl since her uncle was retired chief secretary and had good influence on them. Then they just put a blame on the law.

    How can you blame law when you, yourself are part of law enforcement agency? And then a lower court judge, where my bail application was pending, allowed us to be taken to ransom since he did not find any merit in my lawyer. He was more interesting in arranging settlement and divorce for me.
    I lost my case,I am in those 90% bracket who were not convicted, without trial. I still carries lots of proof to prove myself innocent. I am sure they will not fetch me more than Rs 2 in scrap.


  31. 46 Avani January 23, 2009 at 8:44 am

    That is true, throughout the case you are asked for a ransom as a precondition so that you and your family can be freed from kidnappers.

    The ransom can range from a few to even 50-60 Lakhs of rupees, such hefty amounts that the guy’s wife or her family would have never earned in their lives and you probably did (if at all) but for them.

    Again I insist guys, stop marrying Indian girls if you at all wish to live and let your parents and siblings live. And I would request your parents to stop pressurising you for a marriage as they cannot imagine how their wish can turn out to be a nightmare for you and your siblings….


  32. 47 anonymous January 25, 2009 at 4:16 am

    My brother married last year but after just 18 days his wife left him.Now she is threatening us to give divorce & Rs.1 lac or she would file Sec 498A against my whole family.Her father wants out of court settlement i.e. Panch Divorce on a legal stamp paper notarised by the authorised notary.We know that it is illegal & if we accept this, we would be under threat of Sec.493 for second marriage.

    We have accepted to settle through court divorce beacuse we don’t want to loose our prestige & career. Let’s see what will happen in cour .


  33. 48 Vinay January 25, 2009 at 6:42 am

    Dear Friend,

    Don’t settle for any out of court settlement. The girl might again raise the tide against you. In this situation you could be turn out to be even bigger looser. Better to consult someone. From your message it is not very clear whether this compromise would reach court or not. It is an irony that courts on one side accept marriages which is not a registered marriage but do not accept divorce if it has not happened before it. Ensure getting statement recorded before court. From my own experience I would tell you that you will have to take out this fealing from your mind that it is a stigma on your family. Because of this fealing I was taken to ransom. Everyone has a story. Those who raised fingers at you are not the one who will come to your rescue. So if you keep this fealing you might also be robbed, just like me.
    Apart from consulting lawyer, you should consult some one who has already gone through this.


  34. 49 KK January 28, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Most of the police notices will not be delivered to the accused! I am not kidding!!! I know this first hand. I was at home waiting, WAITING for the damn police to come and deliver appearance in court papers. The a$$oles in spite of never coming to my home recorded that they came to my home thrice and I was not present. The judge had no choice but to give arrest orders. Damn mofos man.


  35. 50 gmgupta February 7, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    i am a lawyer and i still found all this so useful that i am thankful to all the contributors.

    wow! great stuff. and great help to the suffering people.

    as far as cruelty on men is concerned i would like to add that still there are more women who are tortured daily. but ya in metros as the women are educated they misuse the process made for their benefit.

    god should have given mind to the women…. ALAS ! after giving beauty to her, he fogot to give mind in their top floor.

    and we men suffer due to this…. since ages.


  36. 51 Ben March 18, 2009 at 6:21 am

    This is an incredible blog for all 498a victims. The survival guide is like God sent. I thank everyone who made this effort of posting the crucial information to help fellow victims to fight for justice and providing the ammunition to slay the legal terrorism. Thank you for all your kindness and commitment to help the fellow victims.


  37. 52 ROHAN March 18, 2009 at 7:32 am

    To the owner of this blog:

    I am an activist for SIFF in Bangalore. I have copied this 498a survival guide [ I don’t know whether it was from here or from orkut] onto some other blogs/ websites, as a part of my activism. I don’t claim to be the original author and as you understand, I don’t remember where I found this content [Orkut or this site or some other site].

    I hope you have no problem and take no offense for this act of mine. I apologise for any misgivings. Please contact me on for any clarification. Thank you.


  38. 53 Krishna March 20, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Every body knows that ALL LAWS (incl. Prowomen Laws) are EXTENSIVELY MISUSED DUE TO VESTED INTERESTS (a Referendum can Prove). VESTED INTERESTS ARE EXECUTIVES LIKE CASE-HUNGRY JUDGES & ADVOCATES; Case-Hungry POLICE and MEDIA & WOMEN GROUPS exploiting Viciously.
    Every body knows (Facts also prove) that Judges & Police are Case-Hungry. Judges are most Case-hungry for Advocates’s earnings (incl. looting) and to increase their strength. Facts prove that strength of Courts-Judges/Police stations-Police have increased very disproportionately at Taxpayers Money(mainly by Case cook-ups, Media cook-ups & Biasing with Ruling Parties; if society is criminalised how are they Saints!?!; False Cases are never detected only to encourage Complainants to give more complaints). Another Proof- though Law provides short-cut methods for closing criminal& even civil cases-it is never done by Judges for building-up cases). Another Proof is that v. rarely Judges (& even advocates)are prosecuted but with all quick-Reliefs to them.

    Thus, it is very clear that Root cause of Misuse of all Laws (incl. Prowomen laws) are Judges-Courts/Police-Police Stations. Judges/Police, not detecting False Complaints/Prosecutions are committing Grave Criminal IPC-Offences besides Contempt of Justice/Constitution/Law (more severe than contempt of court) and Dereliction of Duty for which No Mercy/Protection is applicable. Their Prosecutions can never happen as long as Advocates are installed as Judges.

    1. UNLESS PEOPLE UNITE & RALLY, ABOVE MISUSE of JUSTICES WILL CONTINUE and CHEATED AS LAWFUL (due to biased interpretations of Law). More People should Unite & Rally together against this Injustice & Misuse of Justice-This will SENSITIZE MPs/ MLAs/ Elected Representatives/LAW-MAKERS TO MAKE JUSTICE COMMITTEES (without Advocates/Police & with Judicial Powers) at every Blocks/ Tehsils/District/State/National AS ALTERNATIVES TO COURTS.
    2. Abolishment of Courts/Police Stations/Advocates’ Licences not detecting False cases at every stage.
    3. Dismissal/Arresting/Prosecuting/Penalising Judges& Police not detecting False Cases besides seizure of all their Revenues & Properties.
    4. Dismissal/Arresting/Prosecuting/Penalising Media & Women Groups for Exploiting & Misusing powers like Defamation/ Conspiracy etc besides seizure of all their Revenues & Properties.


  39. 54 Shakensoul March 27, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Dear All,
    my wife filed 498A and 406 against me and my entire family about a month back(after I had asked my questions above)and we had to endure unbelievable harassment and agony.Thankfully all of us got bail very quickly and now out only 2 days back.But I became jobless,and almost broke because for a month I could not earn and on top of that I had to bear huge legal cost for getting bail,and everything.

    This page earlier had a silly heading,something like “No more arrests under section 498A” and people rejoiced a lot too unfortunately reading that and being wrongly informed.

    I 100% appreciate the need for a fight against the cruel and unjust matrimonial laws of the country,but one should get the facts bloody right before one jumps to a conclusion and let others be taken for a ride.

    Non-bailable arrests are still very much in the vogue i India and the amendments have been pushed to the back burner.Infact till elections are over,atleast nothing clear cut will happen.

    So please let us not stay in a fools paradise.Raise your voice against this totally unjust law , although we make ourselves hoarse shouting about equality in India.

    This law is a weapon of mass destruction in the hands of police and the criminal bar.A simple matter like picking up the Certified copy from Court,one has to pay bribe.Criminal bar mints money,telling you all about how much scared you should be and what could have had happened.

    Please ALL be wary that arrests under Section 498A is very much there and nothing in the near future would happen to get a relief from this.

    2ndly,police can be REALLY brutal if their hands are not greased adequately.Lawyers coolly take you for a ride.

    It is my strong belief that at this rate,rate of marriage in India is bound to come down in the future if nothing is done to stop this nuisance


  40. 55 Er. Gurbax Singh March 28, 2009 at 5:46 am

    Respected Sir/ Madam
    I am realy oblidged to read such a valuable
    information for safe gaurd spl for NRI’s.Survival Kit is like a
    AMRIT ( A Holy Water ) for Senior Citizens who wants to see the
    new seeds of life for their coming genratios.A WISHFUL THINKING.
    Thanks & God Bless this team.
    With Warm Regards,
    Er. Gurbax Singh


  41. 57 Deepak April 21, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Good Work…Pl.keep it up….


  42. 58 Sarvesh June 8, 2009 at 7:45 am

    I am also facing same problem. As my wife had abondoned me and taken all cash and jwellery and clothes at home in my absence. We have been trying for last one month to resolve the issue but she and her family members and her lawyer are threatning us of implicating us in false cases like dowry torture. Even we had not taken a single penny from these people. I am only son in my family and my family is a middle class family. It seems that they are eying our property but they are not even initiating to talk, they are just threatning us for last one month. The condition of my family has beome pathetic,even I had lost my job. The time she left my mother was hospitalised coz a few days back she got her leg fractured badly. They are not ready to talk peacefully. Please guide me , it will be great if you can suggest some good lawyer or some Institution who helps harrased husband like me.



  43. 59 YAKSH June 15, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Dear friend

    We salute your effort in this fight of “legal terrorism”. Your kit really given us the strength to survive. You don’t know that how many persons are still alive just because of you effort. We have no words to express our feelings.

    Its a great service you are doing for the nation.


  44. 60 Rajesh Kumar June 23, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Great compilation. I just want to add a few more point.
    Offence is the best defence. Dont think in terms of surviving- develop killer instinct and attack the cause of abuse of laws. Here are a few suggestions:
    1. Be very certain that in the long run you will not loose anything. No false case could be proved in the Court of Laws if you fight your case deligently. Conviction rates are very close to zero. So be brave. All that the case result in some incovenience, like arrest, visits to court etc. Endure that.
    2. File counter cases. If the women says, she has given dowry, file counter cases against women and her parents for giving dowry. If the women/parents are in government service, use various provisions of conduct rules prohibition of giving dowry, of presents at the time of marriage.
    3. If the women ask for settlement in terms of money, record the conversation. It will make a full proof case against the women for attempt of extortion.
    4. If the women has taken any of your property, file case for theft, or criminal breach of trust of property.
    5. Your statements are very good evidence to make a case. If the police refuses to file case, file cases before magistrate under Section 190 Cr.P.C.
    6. Refuse to give divorce. Women past marriage age early, use this fact in fight. If she files for divorce, oppose it tooth and nail. If she get divorce, file appeal. Dont allow her to marry. Women and their parents are very eager for remarriage of women, use this fact in the war.
    7. Refuse to give maintenance. If maintenance is ordered, insist on depositing it in court.
    8. Publicise the false case. Men feel that due to false case, they will be ashamed- it is not true. Due to such false case women and her family will suffer more.
    9. You are a victim, act as a victim. Brave words donot help you. In our society, whoever plays the game of victimhood best, wins always.
    10. Never repeat the blunder of marriage. Life without marriage is more fulfilling.


  45. 62 a July 23, 2009 at 8:06 pm


    I had commented the blog and now my name appears in top list of google search. I did not expect that. When I contacted the wordpress support they told they can not remove my name and only blog owner can remove the comments to the blog. He can not give me the owner’s contact due to privacy issue.

    I could not find the contact of blog owner. Is there any way to tell this and suggest some modifications other than this public reply?



  46. 70 pro-498a-crusader July 24, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Thanks for all the information on this side.

    It has been a huge information source in fighting our 498a case, even though I am supporting the girl’s side.

    After reading all the comments and stories of the supposed “victims” of 498a, I would like to comment that you guys should be ashamed of yourselves.

    I believe for no second, that you didn’t do anything wrong. You guys are like hyenas. Or worse, like snakes.
    First you exploit a girl and in-laws financially (don’t tell me, that there was no dowry at all), bring her into your home, treat her like a slave, taunt before her the love you have for your family but the lack of concern and respect you have for her. Turn a blind eye towards her suffering and when she takes the help of the law to get her self-worth back, you cry foul.

    Than suddenly she’s a bitch, a home wrecker, a slut, a vamp, a feminazi or whatever you guys call her. Just because she stands up for her rights? She sends you and your parents to jail because she feels that this is the only way she and her family will get back what the lost in the period before and after the marriage. And here I am not taking about the financial aspect, but about the right to fight back, when injustice has been done to her.

    I agree, that sending people to jail is cruel, but this is always the last resort because you guys are senseless when taking to you on these matters. The law is the law, and if you want the law to be changed argue with the government, don’t put the blame on the girls.

    If you guys would have any decency, you would give her back her belongings, the amount her parents paid for the wedding, which is more than often their intire savings. The girls are not asking for money to finance a superior living standard, they are aware, that once divorced in Indian society remarriage will be very difficult.

    But still these girls fight for their right and I salute them for it. Thanks for being a inspiration for other girls.

    Meri Bharat Mata Mahan!


    • 71 Digvijay Rathore July 30, 2009 at 1:32 pm

      Dear Mr./Ms. Pro-498-crusader

      I agree with your view point, but on the other hand in an arrange marriage gifts are part of ritual in some society/religion. taking my example, mine was a arranged marriage, my in-law’s gifted us all the common stuff like bed, clothes, ornaments, (cash not more than my 2 mth salary) etc.. these things are considered as ritual in our society.

      We belong to a reputed rajput family where we are concerned about honor and respect for elders. my wife had problem with this she thinks this as slavery. she is a graduate but does now wish to take up a job, neither she wants to be a home maker. so if she isnt taking responsibility of household work nor she wants to earn for the family… what should i do .. slogg all my life to keep her like a princess ??? .. sorry boss i am not that rich… my dad who is retired person used to work on 10500/- pay scale in a company, he does not have pension. My wife does not want non-veg to be cooked in our kitchen… why didnt she object to this before marriage ???
      Every one knows that 95% of rajputs are non-vegetarians.
      the list goes on….

      can you suggest what should i do ???

      surrender to her orders just because law supports only women?

      Live a slogging life just because in-laws are financially and socially far more stronger than us?

      I am ready to live a happy life with her if she gives up her attitude and stops walking on clouds boasting her contacts and powers.

      no wonder this will never happen… ultimately i will be screwed soon .. may be in next few days …

      please help!!!!


    • 72 ravi December 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      pro 498A crusader. My son had a love??? marriage. the bitch filed all legal terrorism cases against him and us. I am physically handicapped and cannot even walk without crutches.She leaves the house at 7 in the morning and returns beyond midnight, even on sundays.Ive slaved like a dog but the SMALL amount she is asking for is75 crores. and monthly maintanence of 4 lacs.and comes from a poor family. what should be done pro498A crusader?


  47. 73 Rajesh Kumar July 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Nice to find you here pro-498A. You are most welcome. Although some of your words were bitter, I really salute those words as that appears to come from the heart.
    Internet is a great place. You can express your views here. However, you dont get anything or loose anything by your expression. Thus I firmly believe that people express their true feeling on internet. I am sure what you have expressed is your true feeling. I am also sure that what other people has expressed is also their true feeling.
    There are victims of dowry in the society and there are victims of legal abuse. Both the sides are well equiped with data and logic. Where is the solution? I think marriage should be banned. It should be prohibited. When there will be no marriage, there will be no dowry abuse and at the same time no abuse of dowry law. What do you think?
    Till the time this marriage is prohibited, I have requested men to refuse marry. All those men who are hynas,who wants to exploit girls and her family financially, those crooked fellow- you just described beautifully- will not accept my suggestion. But those men, who does not want to exploit women and at the same time does not want to take the risk of abuse of law & incarceration of their parents, sisters, 2 months old nephew etc. will accept my suggestion and refuse to marry.
    Elimination of marriage is the best way to eliminate dowry and abuse of dowry laws. What do you think?


  48. 74 Digvijay Rathore July 30, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I have been married for 3 years now, me and my wife are separated since past 2 years. My in-laws are powerful in terms of contacts, & money. My dad had retired from services 10 years back. I am the only earning member in my family now.

    My wife has lot of attitude and ego problems due to which she does not want to stay with my family. she is graduate and thinks obeying or respecting elders is slavery.

    Now my in-laws are threatening me of dire consequences if I dont dance on their tunes. The biggest threat is, my Father in law who has very good professional and personal contacts with lawyers and one of his neighbor/Fast friend is Superintendent Of Police (SP)

    I tried getting in touch with lawyers but they too are just concerned about their fees.

    Please help me before its too late…




  49. 75 August 7, 2009 at 11:11 am


    thanks for the releeveant information those who are victmised need this kind of support. Pls also share the information with CJ of india also how men and thier families are effected and cannot live piecefully because the this money making laws ( 498A 406A) from wives.



  50. 76 anonymous August 21, 2009 at 2:22 am

    Dear pro-498a crusader,
    Each word you spoke, i felt as if i wrote them. I am in same situation as you and it was a great relief to read your words in between all the mumbo jumbo.

    Can you please email me?


  51. 77 Ashish Kumar August 23, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Dear Friends,

    This is Ashish Kumar, got married on 28/11/2008. My wife is having sevier migraine with intensity 7/10, 3times a week from past 17 years, since she was 9 year old.

    They have filled many cases against us including 498A and DV.

    I just wanted to know is any section allowing us to get divorced on behalf of disease like migraine.

    Ashish Kumar


  52. 78 Dipak Kumar Adhikari September 30, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We got Married 05/30/2002, and have a daughter born 09/07/2005. My wife and she’s family given me 498a/34 IPC, it’s not true case, believe me. My wife are engaged/Affair with a boy his house front of my house, all the matters are know every person in my village, and now they support to me and they told me if necessary then they given command in court and also they given me written about my character. When my wife goes outside form my house near about 18.6 vory gold and cash 1.20 lack Indian rupees taken. Not taken my daughter she is now in my house. My wife doing the 498a case’s date 31/08/2009 and I arrest 06/09/2009, court give me bail at 19/09/2009 my next court date is 16/09/2009. Some proof has me about my wife and the boy that they are in illegal relation. Police report I not withdrawal, 16/09/2009 I withdrawal the report. Believe me I and my family love much more to my wife. They (My wife family) are very very poor and live in a bosti, my mother see 1st time and she arrange my marriage, Mother told me they are very poor so what? After marriage she is my family member, believe me not a single word is wrong. My wife, she’s family and the boy they are misusing this law. She want to marry to the boy..I take a lawyer and he told me I do a case about the matter his ph. No is: 033 30127001. I don’t know what happened next? If possible please help me.
    With kindest regards,
    Dipak Kumar Adhikari
    Tegharia(Dhali Para),NandanKanan.
    P.O. Hatiara. Kolkata-700059 Email: PH. 9836149983
    W.B. India.


  53. 79 Dipak Kumar Adhikari October 8, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We got Married 05/30/2002, and have a daughter born 09/07/2005. My wife and she’s family given me 498a/34 IPC, it’s not true case, believe me. My wife are engaged/Affair with a boy his house front of my house, all the matters are know every person in my village, and now they support to me and they told me if necessary then they given command in court and also they given me written about my character. When my wife goes outside form my house near about 18.6 vory gold and cash 1.20 lack Indian rupees taken. Not taken my daughter she is now in my house. My wife doing the 498a case’s date 31/08/2009 and I arrest 06/09/2009, court give me bail at 19/09/2009 my next court date is 16/10/2009 Barashat court. Some proof has me about my wife and the boy that they are in illegal relation. Police report I not withdrawal, 16/10/2009 I withdrawal the report. Believe me I and my family love much more to my wife. They (My wife family) are very very poor and live in a bosti, my mother see 1st time and she arrange my marriage, Mother told me they are very poor so what? After marriage she is my family member, believe me not a single word is wrong. My wife, she’s family and the boy they are misusing this law. She want to marry to the boy..I take a lawyer and he told me I do a case about the matter his ph. No is: 033 30127001. I don’t know what happened next? Now I went to punishment the boy. If possible please help me.
    With kindest regards,
    Dipak Kumar Adhikari
    Tegharia(Dhali Para),NandanKanan.
    P.O. Hatiara. Kolkata-700059 Email: PH. 9836149983
    W.B. India.


  54. 80 suresh October 11, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Another classical example of the gross misuse of Dowry Act (498A) is the case of television celebrity, Suhaib Ilyasi. India’s Most Wanted television host was in controversy after the dispute over his daughter Aaliya’s custody rose soon after Ilyasi’s wife Anju committed suicide on January 10, 2000 in Delhi. While his mother–in-law, Rukma Singh wanted custody of the child on the ground that she had the right under Muslim law, Ilyasi had taken the plea that his marriage with Anju was not solemnized as per the Muslim law but had been a civil affair. His sister-in-law Rashmi Singh came from Canada after six months of her sister’s death and filed a complaint with the police against Ilyasi, alleging that he used to torture his wife Anju for dowry.

    The case took bizarre turn when Anju’s brother Prashant Singh and father Prof K P Singh took a diametrically opposite stand and described the allegations against Ilyasi as “rubbish.” Prashant told Express Newsline:`whatever my mother and sister Rashmi are stating against Suhaib Ilyasi is a lot of rubbish. There is no truth in their statement or in the charges filed by the police against Suhaib. If you are holding Suhaib responsible for Anju’s suicide, then my mother and sister are also to blame, as they unduly interfered in their family matters.

    K P Singh, a retired IIT professor, agreed with Prashant. “My wife and daughter are breaking up my family”. Both Anju’s father and brother allege that Rukma and Rashmi have given statements against Suhaib as `they wanted custody of baby Aaliya. When Ilyasi delayed that, they put him in trouble.’

    Anju’s mother Rukma Singh had changed her earlier statement given in January, 2000, in which she had stated that she did not suspect any foul play by Suhaib Ilyasi. However when Ilyasi refused to give custody of his daughter, she change her statement and alleged dowry harassment against Ilyasi.

    It has been alleged for long that Dowry Act (498a) in India is being consistently misused by clever women for extortion and blackmailing. The NCRB records suggest that during 2005-2006, 94% of the 498A, 304B cases filed by women or by her relatives were primarily to settle scores.

    Section 498A in itself is, however, not meant to deal specifically with dowry — it is commonly considered to be a ‘dowry law’ because domestic violence against a wife related to dowry demands is considered to be within the scope of ‘cruelty’ envisaged by the Section.


  55. 81 ram October 19, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Sec 498(A) seems to be the most unbalanced legislation in this country.It completely ignores and gives a carte blanche to the doemstic violence/domestic discord and degeneration of a family by the woman.Its sad that the lawmakers believe that only women are oppressed(they have been……..). Thanks to the legislation, many women have started taking refuge in this & started using this to get their way around.The objective of the legislation, to reduce domestic violence has not been achieved.rather the perpetrator has changed.from the man to the woman.


  56. 82 vishal November 1, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    for , pro-498a-crusader
    100 main se 99 baimaan phir bhi tera bharat mahan.

    Guys Lets fight against gender baised laws . These girls are trying to make money by mis-using law .
    Lets write to Supreme Court about mis use .
    wake up screw there happyness who mis use bull shit law like 498A and DV .

    A bit bull shit going in INDIA .which has currently one solution “take plea dont marry any indian girl” because if she is not happy with u or if she miss her X-BF or she get into extra marital affair or if u ask her to do house work or if u tell her please be polite and have some respect for elders or if her father is not able to earn and you are making good money in IT industry ….she will simpley put false allegations of 498A and DV ..and will try to extract money from you.

    100 main se 99 baimaan phir bhi tera bharat mahan.


  57. 83 amandeep singh December 5, 2009 at 6:49 am


    6. STATE GOVT.



  58. 84 Kaushik December 10, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks to that we could make it.


    (With Sincerest thanks to our Counsel Mrs. S R Padhy that we could fight it out)

    How civilized and educated we may pause to be but still we hear umpteen number of dowry cases getting registered daily. Despite having a very strong judicial law i.e. “Dowry Prohibition Act” nothing much has come into action. One of such bizarre dowry case where an FIR has been registered at PS: Chaturshringhi, Pune (Maharashtra) against the bride’s father and five other relatives for giving dowry and abetment to giving dowry, on the complaint of father of a Noida based Software engineer.

    His contention: Giving dowry and abetment to giving dowry is as much an offence as receiving it.

    Demanding or Taking dowry is a crime, so is giving Dowry. In a first of its kind in the state of Maharashtra, a Noida-based software engineer Neeraj was arrested by Chaturshringhi Police for a false allegation of demanding dowry and had been in custody for eight days, was later released on bail. His parents obtained anticipatory bail from Bombay High Court. Neeraj submitted a complaint to the Chaturshringhi Police Station on 16/04/09 against the wife and her relatives for giving dowry and abetment to giving dowry but the Police refused to register the FIR on the plea of jurisdiction, since the marriage took place at Ujjain.

    After receiving a reply through RTI application that his complaint has been closed and sent to record on the pretext of Jurisdiction, his father filed a case U/s 156(3) before the Ld. JMFC Court No-9 Pune, against the daughter-in-law Madhvika, her father & four other relatives, saying that she had mentioned in the FIR that, “her father gave all kinds of dowry articles in her marriage as per his capacity” and for the second time in an affidavit before the Ld. Addl. Session Judge Pune with the sole motive to object the anticipatory bail of her in-laws said, “My father gave 15-16 tolas of Gold in her marriage to her and a few tola of gold to her husband and in-laws. While her father & mother mentioned in their written statements U/s 161 before the Inquiry officer Mr. B.A. Kamble that they had given following dowry articles in their daughter’s marriage and all the dowry articles were sent to Pune by a vehicle after 15 days of marriage. Not only this, three of the bride’s uncles (Chacha & foofa) also mentioned in their written statements U/s 161 that they were present in the marriage with their families and sufficient dowry was given by their relative in the said marriage. Neeraj separated from his wife Madhvika within five months of the marriage. Madhvika filed a false complaint at the Mahila Thana Ujjain, which was later transferred to Chaturshringhi Police Station, roping in the entire family U/s 498A/506/323/34 IPC read with Section 3&4 of Dowry Prohibition Act.

    Not to take it lying down, Neeraj’s father filed a complaint against them. “My daughter-in-law says her father had given dowry as per his capacity, which is illegal. But it’s equally illegal to give dowry. So I have filed a case against her father and other relatives.” He said.

    “We have not taken any dowry, never demanded any dowry, what ever gifts were given by her parents and relatives, were sent to Pune after 15 days of marriage but they have filed a false case roping in the entire family. We are shocked at the steps taken by our daughter-in-law and her family, while the marriage was solemnised with a Kanyadaan of 11/- rupees. I read law books and filed the case. This is our answer to the daughter-in-law and her relatives, who filed false case against us.” As per the law, giving dowry is as much a crime as demanding it. Hence, it attracts equal punishment under Section 3 of Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.

    Police records and statements clearly establish that there was no demand for dowry but they alleged to have given Dowry as per their capacity. The case has been registered at PS: Chaturshringhi on the order of Judicial Magistrate First Class, Court No-9, Shivaji Nagar Pune. Neeraj said, “The misuse of Dowry Prohibition Act and Section 498A should be stopped or it can get many innocent people into trouble.”

    Madhvika filed dowry harassment case against Neeraj on July 04, 2008. “I was harassed mentally and physically by my husband and his parents. They tortured me for dowry. They asked me to take a loan of Rs. 30 lacs on my salary for buying a house and warned that if they don’t get money, I would be sent back,” said her complaint. Madhvika has alleged Neeraj and his parents had assaulted her for more money. “I was feeling insecure,” she has said. Neeraj, however, denied all these allegations. “I have already said all her allegations are baseless. How can my parents assault her when they are living 2000kms away at Noida and never visited to Pune during these five months. She did all this because she siphoned off the entire salaries to her parents on one pretext or the other and it came to my knowledge. Can a husband tolerate, his wife spending entire salary on her parents and that too without his knowledge?
    Neeraj and Madhvika married on January 26, 2008 at Ujjain. Neeraj is a software engineer and was working at Pune. She is a SAP Consultant at Cognizant, Pune and was staying with her husband at Aundh, Pune where Neeraj had taken a flat on rent. Neeraj’s parents were staying at Noida and never visited Pune during these four months. “I loved her very much and managed my transfer to Pune so that we can spend a happy life a month before marriage but she had never been faithful,” said Neeraj. She filed a false dowry harassment cases against him and his parents. “Now she has filed a divorce petition in Ujjain Court asking for the given dowry returned to her while it is an admitted fact that I left the flat in a single dress leaving all the articles with her in the same flat” he said.


    • 85 narasimha murthy April 5, 2011 at 8:10 am

      plz send 498A related judgements. I have two kids, my wife and her parents are not allowing me to see my kids since 3 years, and court is not insisting her to produce the kids before the court. is there any judgment for father favour? kindly post the same and 498A judgements.


    • 86 Raj March 29, 2013 at 9:28 pm


      good idea,,,very helpful for all Men


  59. 87 Kris December 14, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    This site is a great resource for all who are suffering from varous social ills such as –

    o illegitimate legislation
    o illegal detentions
    o police corruption
    o judicial activism and anarchy
    o vote bank politics
    o radical and bankrupt feminism

    However, this site is hosted free by wordpress as a blog. There is every possibility that the contents of this blog may be blocked either by mistake or by means of a conspiracy. So, I advise all the readers to forthwith download important documents from this site onto your personal storage media. If we lose this information, “legal terrorism” will take upper hand in your life and destroy you.


  60. 88 kamalakar January 22, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Hi All, one of my friend is the victim of 498a. He and his entire family and my father,who arranged his marriage, are suffering from this case since past 8 years.

    My friend’s wife filed 498a against him and his family and my father 8 years back. In the court proceedings that girl failed to provide any evidence that my friend and his parents took any dowry,gold,lands,houses,etc. and the case was proved wrong in the Mandal court and dissmissed by the Mandal court 1 month back. She and her family are so cruel that they are spreading roumours and spoiling all the alliances that come to my friend’s sisters and brother and not letting them marry. And that bitch challenged that she will not let my friend’s sisters and brother marry and she is successful also in this.

    Please help us with the following queries.

    i.Is there a chance for her to appeal in the next heigher court? can she appeal to a higher court, like distric court?

    ii. If she can appeal to next heigher court, what is the period of time within which she can appeal in the next heigher court after the judgement in the current court. It has been 1 month that the current court gave the judgement that “the case is wrong and it’s cancled”. Till what period or time she can appeal?

    We would highly appreciate your help.

    Thank you all. Many thanks to Ron Jeremy for this very helpful site. Thanks again.

    Warm Regards,


  61. 90 amandeep singh February 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    this is not a survival kit only it is a open document for sons of mother india so that they can live in society with self respect and dignity with head high sons of india can save there families mother sisters from this legal terrorism 498a which is a sword of intellectuals in the hands of pitiablle thinkers and impotant intellectuals known as law enforcing agency i.e. police………


  62. 91 pankaj February 12, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    my wife has filed 125 maintanance case against me after 9 months without divorce .from leeving my she is at her parents home.puting complete referance of dowri harrasment ( completely false). i am working in other state. is it anticipatary bail is required???? any possiblity they turn 125 in to 498A after my presence.???? please help me………………




  63. 92 Parveen March 24, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Dear all the readers

    “Reservation starts Reservation”
    “INDIA a Broken Nation”
    “No hope for any Male in this country”

    Need for all the Indian men/male to come and unite and work for own freedom for peaceful and healthy living in the women/s world where all the demands of women come true and the men sorrows are endless and no one try to listen or work for the uplift-ment of men. When the India got freedom and upto now there is no welfare scheme and development plan for the issuing the men’s security and his protection and no rights given Think ?

    all the reservation given to the women will definitely do something to the country whether it will change the condition of men or a women.
    But now the time comes when the men also need a reservation for its empowerment because no one asked or worked (any party) for the development and upliftment of the men because there is a thousand times more problem linked with the men/male then a women alone and the men need a separate land to live and look for himself as no one try to listen the Male sorrows in this country we as 50 % need half the country land for our living a new nation (NEW INDIA & NEW PAKISTAN) for both men and women to leave peacefully as separtely.
    because women congress women assocation and other started the demands of reservation to only look the women’s issue while neglecting the men. other things you will do is that to take half the blood of the men and put in the women’s body so that she will over over-empower herself and further started another demand of reservation takes half the wealth of men and given to the women at the name of the reservation.
    This will definitely work try it and demanded and pressurizes our political parties for that they will help you in breaking the nation in two for their benefit
    Thanking you once again for bringing reservation


  64. 93 Naveen saini March 24, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Mail sent to Delhi Educational or NCERT website
    Subject:-No Support/Encouragement for male student

    Dear Sir

    I would like to draw your kind attention towards the Problem facing by male student. As no
    support given to them and they are lacking behind in their academic and other activity and
    losses their confidence result in poor performance finally they suffer most in the future.
    In Delhi every times the girl performance and result shown in the news for Xth and XII are
    at top as comparison to Boys but there is no scheme started only for boys to encourage
    them but in the case of a girl there are many scheme only meant for them like “LADLI”and below of it write “Mahila and bal vikas vibhag” where is the Bal vikas go.

    I also Think that and ask many of them about the courses and syllabus that certain Topics
    are not suitable Which is given in the 6,7 & 8 standard basically from the Chapter which
    dealt with domestic violence on women and other which is to be an ANTI-MALE.

    As its assumed that only women is the suffer but most of the time Men also suffer and
    become a victim of domestic violence by the hand of women and other related issues.
    Men related problem and issues are missing from your syllabus only highlighting one side.
    Its discriminating in nature and dealt properly as it will create problem for the other.

    Also It is to be forced and to brainwashed the male student to assume that only the male
    victimize the women but it is not true. When even the educated person unable to say who is the real victim why this type of subject is forcefully taught to the children it’s a crime towards the children.

    We will Hopes that you should listen the present situation demand and takes a necessary
    steps regarding this and saves our country future.
    Thanking you


    • 94 Roshan Saini October 8, 2010 at 5:08 pm

      Naveen bhai,
      Aaj bhi is desh ki 90% auratein dukhi ho rahi hain
      Kutch auratein iska galat faeda bhi uthati hain (Lekin wo to har koi kanoon ka uthata hai) iska matlab ye nahin hai ki sab kutch males K against hai….. Tum ye socho ki kitney sharm ki baat hai ki hamari sarkar ko ladkiyon ko bachaney K liyey aisey kanoon bananey pad rahey hai…… Ye to hamarey samaaj ko khud sochna chahiye…..

      For eg. Do U know that in Jharkhand there is a special law of Witches (Chudail) (Becoz wahan par bina kisi matlab k aurat ko chidail bataakar jaan sey maar detein hain)

      Ladka hoga ya ladki ka test illegal hai kyunki log ladki dekhtey hi usey marwa detein hai……

      Dowry prohibition act hai kyunki har aadmi ladki k ghar ki har cheez pe apna haq samajhta hai……

      Section 304B IPC laana pada kyunki har roz jaaney kitni hi auratein sasural mein satayi , jalaai aur otherwise maari jaa rahi thi…….

      Jhhoothey cases abhi bhi 1% K aaspaas hi hain…….. Mostly cases report hi nahi hotey ya phir sacchey hotey hain

      Roshan Saini


  65. 96 amandeep singh March 24, 2010 at 10:59 am

    jai hind
    All nears ans dears of family of 498-A Survival kit
    Swatantra Awaz Welfare Orgenisation (Regd,)

    Hope all are hail and hearty. jab baat amma ki hai bharat mata ki hai to baaat matra bhasha mein hi ki jaye aisa SAWO samjhti hai. ye jo ho raha hai ……….gussa itna …………kyon bhai…….. kya hua ………..ek dukki tikki ke karan puri community se rishta todna theek nahi………… kya ho jayega agar hamari behne wahan pahunch jayein……………..agar uma challa wahan pahunch jaye ………….kya hoga……….gussa kyon bhai …………

    ek baat meri apni taraf se ,,,,,,,,,,chidiyon ko chehkne do,,,,,,,,,,,, inhe inke hise ka aasmaan de do bhai inhe udne do ………..inhe fail jene do aasmaan mein…………mat karo inki brabari……………baaz aur uncha udd sakta hai bhai aao mere saath ………….aao dikhaun aapko wo hindustan jo bhagat ka kisi ………….ya kisis chander shehkhar aazzadddd ka sapna tha waisa hindudtan aao dikhaun aapko ……………..BAAZ KO KOI NAHI BAANDH SAKTA HINDUSTAN KA BADKISMAT badmizaz IPC SECTION 498- A BHI NAHI. TO BAN JAO BHAGAT SINGH YA FIR CHANDER SHEHKHAR AAZAD …………….APNI SHAHSHI AAZADI (INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM …..INDEPENDENCE …..AND WISDOM ) KE LIYE AAO AUR UNCHA UDD LO DARO NAHI ………….UMA CHALLA KA SAATH DO BHAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII……………….

    – Show quoted text –


  66. 97 Devender May 22, 2010 at 11:24 am

    dear frd.
    i got married on jan 2007 after 10 months on nov07 a female baby birth after 2 month my wife on advice of her parents specialy mother want to live separte from my parents. but i dont accept becasuse no problem between my family and her, its my inlaw wish , so due to arugment i got ill my mother inlaws spread th me aTB patient.and when my baby start walk on june 08 they came without information with 10-12 person and take her we not sending her so they call police whree she written that i have no problem here but not sendiong me my parent home . her mother tell go he come and demand our wish. when i not go..after 6 month they kiran bedi show whr she said my inlaws and husband touture me for female baby so i want live separate frm there but due to non agree by me no compromise done later file Domestic volice case, due to her case weak come back on dec 09 and aree to stay. but in her mind and her family make plan after 4 month she go her parent home alone on saying tht my brother got accident. after come back home she plan how do fight, stay in quarell mood and talk on mobile no work done at home when i smouth mobile she beat her forhead on bed and run without chappal and cunni on road and do file case agst me 107/51 and her parent came take away and file case in womenn cell that my myinlaws beat her and demanding dowry from her. for not accepting they beat me.

    help me dear what i do. she shoot pics and attached on compalint , my neightbours know all truth.

    Help me and sugget me wat i do.



  67. 98 RAJ VERMA August 28, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    i got married in 2008, in jan.2009 i got a govt. job. after 2 months my wife left my home and never came back. she filled a case of manenance. an order of mantenance has been issued in jun.2010.
    i want to ask u that being a govt. employee, can i remarry


  68. 100 anonymous December 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Dear Site Administrator/Owner,

    This is very important and urgent !!! we are conducting a seminar in several cities of India after the recent Rajya Sabha’s invite for proposals on amendment on 498A, and towards this effect we are conducting seminars to general public on “Misused 498A IPC violates Human Rights”.

    So as part of above seminar wes would like to distribute handouts to people attending the seminar on “Survival guide to 498A” the link to which is on your site. It is a ‘.pdf’ file ‘a-suvivors-guide-to-ipc498a-v9-cp1.pdf’. this is a 18 page document which I think we would like to use it after making some suitable editing to it to make non controversial

    I request you to grant me the permission to copy the content from
    the above document and any other information from this site as I deem it fit and necessary and allow me to use it to modify and distribute it freely for this noble cause

    Your quick and affirmative response is greatly anticipated



  69. 101 Saurabh December 31, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    My wife filed a 498 A case against my parents and me.

    She relented and it was withdrawn against my parents.

    They were on bail.

    I have not appeared before the court so far.

    Can she now withdraw it against me without appearing in court ?

    Thanks and regards


  70. 102 Anonymous January 20, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I have been falsely implicated by the wife of my elder brother in 498A case. The Police arrested me without any investigation and then I was in judicial custody for more then 20 days. I was released on bail from the High Court. Police is yet to file the charge-sheet and it says it didn’t have any evidence against me but still my name can’t be omitted in the charge-sheet as I was already forwarded & then detained in Judicial custody. I have already suffered a lot as I am a Govt. officer & I am under suspension.
    Please help me in deciding on the next & best course of action.


  71. 103 bhavna March 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    why do all of you think woman is evil…you know i am married for 9 years my husband abuses me physically and mentally and my mother in law and father in law both are real animals…they havent looked after their parents and they wants to contol their son and daughter in law…i live abroad and gone to emergency twice due to my husbands violence.he hit me all the time…but still i am waiting for him to change…i am not lying i have got his emails saying sorry to me and he wants to change but guess what his parents change him back the animal like them…now they have one more reason to torture me that i cant have children…i have gone for all types of treatments but no luck i tried…now all of them are making my life miserable…my in-laws wants to get rid of me so that they can get their son married for 2nd time as early as possible because he is getting old…when my one of the IVF failed my mother-in-law/father-in-law scolded me so much after ther i lost the will to live…my husband did not do anything about it he supported them, because i dont know why he is so scared of them. sometimes behaves good with me, this is the only reason i am waiting him to change and support me…but now i am losing my hope and dont want to live any more…my parents says to leave him but i dont want them to feel ashamed of answering all the questions the socity asks them…
    there are so many people who truly working towards their marriages… give me the ideas what should i do next…


    • 104 vivek mishra April 1, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      Dear Bhawana,

      We do not blame on all the women. Our mother and sure your mother are also a good woman. You too are nice.

      Our Fight is against bad and evil tempered women, who are mis using the law.
      You know these laws are for innocent girls but is used by some cruel minded girl and defaming whole women world.

      If it continues , man will think twice before marriage.

      The fight is between good and Bad. Not Man and women.

      What you are facing from your husband, I am facing from my wife. I am not lying. I pray to GOD , may god help you. And your family life may become good.


    • 105 Siba Prasad Samantaray April 2, 2011 at 11:14 am

      Dear Bhavna jee,
      Sorry to learn your sad story with your in-laws. And we r morally sided with you.
      But please dont think that the users here are aganst all the women.

      In my case, the fact is that I was in jail for 22 days for no fault of mine, if you really believe me. It was a false dowry case filed by my elder brother’s wife. My elder brother got married late at the age of 40 to a woman who happened to be of 35 years of age. The marriage proposal was finalised between the bride & groom and the parents on both sides. And suddenly after
      the marriage was finalised my father passed away, all of a sudden.
      The only mistake I committed is that, I had helped in holding of receiption at my town and the grooms’ side of rituals took place at the residence owned by my wife.
      After the wedding, she came after 2 days and stayed with her family members for 2 days in our place. Then both of them(the couple) had been to the girl’s paternal place for a day and then they(husband & wife) together stayed at our place for another 4 days. They had been to outside all these days. All of us had really enjoyed together and she seemed to have a great time then.

      Then they go to Hyderabda where my elder brother worked and started living there with my mother. After 15 days she goes to her paternal place saying that she had to visit her ailing mother. She didn’t allow her hubby to accompany her.
      Then she never returned.

      In the mean time, her brother calls me periodically and started blaming our family and says that we should try to amicably settle the matter, the intention of which now clearly found to be attempts of extortion.

      In the mean time, he registered an FIR with Mahila thana. She along with bar counsil & some high ranking judcial authorities pressurise police to arrest the accused, as she was a practicing lawyer there, (before marriage).

      One day she calls me and requests me to be at my home the next day morning as she was coming to our place on an very urgent work and she wanted my help for that work, she said.

      The next morning, we were waiting for her to arriave but Police arrives only to apprehend me and arrest me. I was completely held off-guard. Then I was sent to jail on Judicial Custody along wth my elder brother, who was arreted from our native village. The fact that she had fled a case against our family was kept such a secret an we ere left clueless.

      She opposed all my bail applications tooth n nail in all the courts and I was behind the bars for 22 days as she was succesful in deriving sympathy as a lawyer.. I was suspended from services for more than 100 days upon my revealation of this fact to my authorities.

      She had also written to my office in the name of someone else alleging that I have assets disproportonate to my income and that I have tortured her and she demanded exemplary action on me by my authorities. She has also written to my wife’s office and to my brother-in-law’s office, stating these false allegations.

      Believe me, we have never said any thing harsh to her and torture is something beyond our imagination.

      So, am I not entitled to hatred to these kind of 498A Indian women? That too when, It has been clearly pronounced by our honourable SC that about 96% of these cases are false & fabricated.

      We respect all the women and pray God to give a solution to this. We know, without women the show will not be complete and when i see my mother, my wife and my sister, I have a ray of hope.

      Thank you and once again wishing u all the best in your wait for a sweet turn in your life, I conclude here.


    • 106 Babloo December 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      hello… Dear BHAVNA ji….
      all the husbands and the parents-in-laws are not like urs..
      but do u know that 98% of the cases filed against Dowry are false…
      I am 22 year guy from Chandigarh and i am NOT MARRIED .. but even then i am facing the fear of 498a complaint to be filed against me and my family… even though My elder brother who got married with a PSYCHIATRIC and MENTALLY ILL patient is living AWAY from us and from his family for more than about 3 YEARS….

      and the girl ( with the help of his parents) is even then filing complaints in the COURTs and in the POLICE against ALL of us in order to SUPPRESS my brother …….

      what will u say about such girl’s parents and such girls….???????????????????????????????????????????????


  72. 107 tanuja May 26, 2011 at 8:00 am

    hi i filled 498a against my inlaws and husband before 3 months ago,but i want to withdraw the case,what to do? and how many months it takes to withdraw.


  73. 108 Fighting Legal Terror May 27, 2011 at 2:19 pm


    PROCESSION CONCLUDED BY DHARNA on 04-06-2011 by National Family Harmony Society® to protest against heavy misuse of Domestic Violence Act.

    About National Family Harmony Society®: “National Family Harmony Society®” NFHS is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) promoting the cause of “family harmony” and “gender equality”. It is registered under “The Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960” and is based in Bangalore. We have branches in more than 16 states and in abroad too. We have approximately 16000 members all over India. To know more about us please visit / /
    Details of the Event

    Procession starting at Town Hall @9.30 AM

    Procession concluding at Banappa Park @10.15 AM

    Dharna at Banappa Park 10.15 AM – 12.00 Noon

    We request all members who participate in the procession to maintain discipline.

    Kindly reach the start point of the procession on time so that there is good strength for procession.

    The procession is a “silent protest” and there will be no slogan shouting.

    However at the Dharna we are free to shout slogans.

    To protest against the injustice by the Government we plan to tie black ribbon around mouth to symbolic show that MEN facing injustice are not even being allowed to speak out.

    The Theme of the protest is Gandhi Ji’s 3 Monkeys!!

    Judiciary – They are turning a blind eye to the injustice, saying they are law implementers and not law makers.

    Legislature- Fearing from women vote bank, Legislature is not speaking out even though they know that Gender biased law’s are heavily misused.

    Executive- The executive turn away MEN and do not listen to MEN saying “Do not involve us in this and solve your problem in the court”

    So, the question is where do MEN GO???

    If the 3 main pillars of the democracy have shut their doors on the MEN then we have hope only from the fourth pillar of the democracy i.e. Media.

    We appeal all our media friends to help us to spread awareness regarding heavy misuse of the gender biased laws and injustice caused to MEN and his families due to this.

    Please save the family and thereby save our great Nation to retain India a “Vasudeva Kutumbaham”.

    Jai Hind!!

    With profound respects,

    For further information please contact.

    Suresh P Mahesh M

    President, General Secretary

    9880141531 9731569970


  74. 109 Jay August 5, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    As we start to use media, why don’t we also start a website/database where all wronged husbands can enter details of 498a wives. There will be ways to control abuse. If not anything, this will ensure false 498a wives are exposed to society and serves as a deterrent for filing false cases.


  75. 111 kumar August 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    we both are christians & had christian mariage,

    My wife has filed 498a 2 years ago and filed maintenance 1.5 year ago,case is still pending & i m attending court monthly,

    now she filed interim maintenance and DV case last week?

    i did not file RCR till now,

    Family court called for counsiling next week,

    how to avoid paying interim maintenance,

    please suggest what actions and precautions i have to take ?

    i love her very much but due to some mis undersangs between me & my family ,

    I m trying for mediation but they are not ready but i want her back,

    please suggest what i have to do ?

    Hi ,

    I m an NRI ,My wife filed false 498a & maintenance cases 1.5 years ago,though she is well qualified than me and used to earn big money in india before

    wedding than what i used to earn in english country,

    4 months back i came to India and surrendered my self to court,now on bail,

    now i dont have any income source ,

    Can i apply for Maintenance or interim maintenance from my wife ?

    (if i m not eligible than what is that mean for equal rights !!!)

    Is there any provision to file a case like 498a for male to file on wife&their family ?

    (if not than where is the justice !!! )

    Please suggest your advice,

    thank you


  76. 112 krishankmittal August 12, 2011 at 11:29 am

    yes u can file application for maitenance against your wife by giving proof to the court about her income and ur unemployment


  77. 113 Suresh Amalorpavaraj October 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Boss, I got married on January 19th 2011. The bride’s family actually supressed the fact that she was under treatment for mental illness and they married her to me. After I found this, I sent an advocate notice to them and they replied denying these facts and asked me to come to their native place for counselling. But, before I could attend, they came to my place and filed a dowry harrasement case against my mother and myself. Even after I produced all the relevant certificates, the police/councelling people are asking me to go for a compromise. What the F**K is happening in this country. I deniyed all the foreign opportunities just to be in this country and spend my brain for my motherland. Is this is what am I going to get in return?


    • 114 Watts May 8, 2012 at 2:03 am

      The lawyer earn bread and butter by twisting the law. Somwhere you must have done something wrong at any point of time or had a lacunae
      that is why all this is happening. Dont blame the system it will always be a twoway twisted sword.


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  78. 116 harish March 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

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  79. 117 Watts May 8, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Every law is a double edged sword. lacunae in laws are alwasys there, So far as recourse is concerned one has to hire an attorney who has besides his competence has complete knowledge and experience has good connections with the Judges, and specialised in 498 cases regarding dowry and harrasement against spouses and also had won in the courts. Usually the Lawyers history proves his worth but he cannot quarantee that he will win the case.
    I would always advise the married persons to be fearful of God in whose name the boy or girl had promised to be tied together for life. There are only adjustments in life. Nobody knows what type of customer/client has come to buy goods/services if you are ia businessman or a professional. There is no recourse you have to bear it. Similarly if you could not judge your partner before marriage it is becoming you destiny. You may fall ill or she may fall il after marriage. NOw a Maha Mantra for all of such cases is
    ‘ Adjust’ . In life you will realize when days weeks years decades and half century passes away. Such cases have to grin and bear it. otherwise mostly for the sake of ego satisfaction people for the sake of false respect do many a wrong acts which they realize when the life had shown its effect that is the old age. The lonliness and past abuses done makes the heavenly life of men filled with hellish experiences here on this earh.
    Laws do not bring any result. I am writting after seeing hundreds of such cases in 78 years of my life.
    If any body is complaining about his wife openly he should be punished and vice versa. Husband and wife is a pure relation one should observe it laughing or weeping. those who donot marry carry a burden of ENVY which is one of the five diseases usually every one of us suffers they are; namely Kaam ( Exxcessive desires of sex, beauty, and finer things of world)
    KRODH ( the anger, jealousy , envy ec) MOHA ( too much attachment with family, father, maotherr brothers sisters, friends, your religion, or friends, it is a nturl phenomena must have a control over it.) LOBHA
    ( the greed excessive control over money and enhancing it or storing things which w do not need often) AHAMKAAR ( EGO once we fall u;nder the spell of ego which starts from self respect and there is no limit) only one can reach the top at a time in a particular field. So why to exhaust when you know your weakness.
    I would suggest that try to please your partner =under all circumstance which is the essence of Hindu Dharma not todays friends and educated girls expcet the western culture of “I LOVE YOU”. These three words in movies sound good but in true tife they have no value. only fools say so. Love has to be done from within it will start shoing itself.
    Over twenty years ago one of my Company’s general manager had got his married. After ten days of the marriage he learnt that the girl has some sort of complicated disease on which they have to spend 2 lac . They took her to Delhi got her operated upn and spend the money she survived and the happy couple is living nincely. If he had adopted a course of law and envy jealousy the boy would not have been happy not our General Manager. Money spent saved a life and now they have three children. Will anybody lijke to follow what I mean. Pandit Vats, California.


  80. 118 giri rao August 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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  81. 119 Kesh September 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    same suffering but 498a not yet filed by wife but she uses that and take money from my parents and now a days she is telling my parents to hand over the property to her other else..? see how helpless we are


  82. 121 Carlisle Collins December 31, 2012 at 7:47 am

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    Well, My Friend: I think you run a controversial site that goes against the grain of our present cultural ethos!! After long, hard years of underhandedness, guile, politicking, dramatizing petty quarrels, etc., etc., women have finally subdued men to our knees and made us face the reality of what we truly are: CHIVALROUS (– but some equate that to a politically correct euphemism for being “pussy-whopped worms”).

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    Don’t you think we ought to tutor the lagers on Women’s Right to take a healthy dump on us so we remain on our knees (favorite position) oblivious to the stench? We’ll get used to it! So there’s no reason for us to be struggling while our Rights are being raped. It’s inevitable. Just lie back, relax, and take it like a man! Whaddya say?

    It’s besides the point that we’ll have nothing left, not even an impartial Criminal Justice System, but at least our women will be happy. That’s what truly counts in the long run!

    So now, here comes your blog, a prime source of current, pertinent information serving as a wake-up-call to us slumbering slobs anesthetized by ignorance. Your hard work and devotion certainly speaks for itself but it is misdirected. Why not let sleeping dogs lie! There’s happiness in crawling under a rock and fraternizing with fellow worms …
    PS: After all the BAD THINGS I’ve said, I have just one Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry Type question: WILL I GET LUCKY!! ;-))


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    liable to be punished for contempt of court
    to be instituted before High Court having
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    under Section 498-A of the I.P.C. or Section 4
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    extend to seven years; whether with or without
    We direct that a copy of this judgment be
    forwarded to the Chief Secretaries as also the
    Director Generals of Police of all the State
    Governments and the Union Territories and the
    Registrar General of all the High Courts for
    onward transmission and ensuring its
    Page 21
    By order dated 31st of October, 2013, this
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  124. 166 Som K. Shah March 15, 2015 at 10:35 am

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    I am 31 year old man working in Central Govt Office and I did love marriage at Arya Samaj Mandir in Feb 2012 without consent of my parents. However, in 2013 I succeeded in making my parents ready to accept marriage. As soon as we were accepted by my parents my wife’s behaviour changed and she started fighting and treating me like shit. She even starting ignoring anything I say. She broke hell on me and my family which in words i can not explain. Her family specially her mother strarted treating us like a Dog and when i oppose they started threatening me with jail for me and my family. In few months i realised that her parents were waiting my parents to accept their marriage and after that they grab us by neck, their idea was to get share in my father’s property and want us stay like dog in front of them. Her threats of fake cases grows day by day and I become depressed. Her violence become so intolerable that one day I had to file a complain against her in police station, but soon she start grabbing my legs and saying she wont repeat it in future, it lasted for few days but again after consulting with her family she become more aggressive and she started lobbying neighbourhood and even servants against me. I was dying with her and she was enjoying it. She did things that i cant explain in this forum. but after struggling for almost two years with her i filed divorce case against her in Oct 2014. She filed 406, 498A, HMA 9, 125, DV on me in court in same month. I decided that i would rather die then to live with her. Since these were fake cases, i got relief from court and court gave her maintenance order which i agreed to pay. her Case of 498A, 406 which is already in court and lot many people related to marriage were called for statements and upon which many of her claims were denied was court. The cases are pending in court but now she has filed a police complain on the line of 406 and 498A. It is also to be noted that the same cases are present in court too. when we seek legal help we were told there could not be two complains for a case in poilce or court. But when visiting Police Station they are threatening us to registering case under 406, 498A which is legally incorrect. The policemen seems corrupt and greedy and biased to frame us. whereas legal expert advise us its not possible to file same case in court and in Police Station as well (Double Jeopardy). Now the sword is hanging on my and my family’s head of a false police case… Some sources informed that they are telling my wife to withdraw case from court after she gets confirmation from police that they will register it. I dont know what to do with this type of situation as after a year of proceeding in court the 406, 498a case has become weaker due to lack of evidence. But now she has turned to police to get us arrested. Please help me to overcome this situation….. what should i do????


  128. 170 Rajesh gupta April 14, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Sir I am a brother of bride nothing to do with him no talking terms nothing since more than 35 years he is 60 years of age got married in 2006 I lived 200 kilometres away from him she made all false allegation against me but police didn’t took any documentey evedence and registered the case what shall I do


  129. 171 T Bheemesh July 30, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I’m a PSU servant
    My marriage is about 9 years ago
    We are leaving together with two children’s only
    Both are well educated
    As usual we are fighting each other as a normal coarse
    Last week also we quarrelled and all of sudden she made a complaint against me
    I’m interested to live with her
    What happens to my life
    Kindly help me
    I’m very afraid
    If anything is hapeens wrong
    I’m not able to live in the world
    Is there any chance to compranise or counseling like that
    Pl send me the suggestions
    Help me


    • 172 S. K. Shah July 31, 2016 at 7:22 am

      THERE IS ALWAYS A SCOPE FOR COMPROMISE. Talk to your wife and tell her that the fights between husband and wife are pep of life. Police complaints damage a marriage. Police or courts can never solve your problems. You have to solve them yourselves preferably within the four walls of your bedroom. If you cannot you may take the help from a well meaning sensible friend. Nothing beyond that. Some amount of compromise on either side is necessary. For your own sake and for the sake of children you have to do it. If there is a total incompatibility, which does not seem to be probable in your case, then you may think of a peaceful mutual separation for a short while so that you can think clearly what is at stake.. I am sure you will change your mind after that.


  130. 173 Bharat February 15, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Under 498a the IO added sec 307,420,406,342,384 falsely
    And he took brotherinlaw in to custody
    What to do pls answer at the earliest


  131. 174 Arizit Chakraborty March 9, 2017 at 8:09 am

    I m Arizit chakraborty from guwahati victim of 498 a by my wife as she wants me to b arrested and grudge in her mind against me as she wants to maintain her family as the family is no earning member as her brother is illeterate no job he is getting for may reasons and for this she is making me suffering and not only this as she donot want to stat in my house with my mother i had also arranged a rented room bt there too she had done mischief made the door doubly locked not allowed and went to her parental home with the child and when i moved to the rented house and found the door locked i returned to my own house and later she filed a case against me but the interesting part is that she has filed 498 a 3times against me in the same police station and they are entertaining her and she is also torturing my little kid of 2yrs by keeping him in the hands of her mentally handicapped sister and she use to remain outside for the whole day and even if i want to talk to her she use to go to police station complaining against me .


    • 175 Rajesh gupta March 9, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      This is very biased law made for women
      And suffering for men
      In my case we provide the documents woman is liar and she is somebody else wife and divorce she made in panchsyst
      But in registerd of court marriage she declare I was unmarried
      While the court take s action on the woman it take further investigation judge telling my lawyer to pay 20 lakh rupees and my lawyer can take 25%dtake out of whole amount
      But I m dragging these bastard in supream court of india
      Also very funny
      The woman is not my wife she married with my brother to come to england


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  136. 180 Jayesh July 9, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Hello, I have been the victim of this heinous 498a law. My disgruntled wife filed false 498a case against me and my family just mentally harass us. I married her last year 2018 in India and lived with her just 5 days and came back to Australia. Now our relationship is broken for some reason they were hiding from us. So they have threatened us too many times as they have strong political and police connection. We did not even react to their intimidation and in frustration they have filed false case against me and my family. She didn’t even lived with my parents in India and said I hit her and flew back to Australia. As they have said I ask her hefty amount of money as a dowry as I am currently living in abroad. Give me some information regarding this.


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In 1930, the British govt arrested 17,000 women for their involvement in the Dandi Yatra (Salt March). During 1937 to 1947 (10 Years), they arrested 5,000 women involved in the freedom struggle. From 2004 to 2006, the govt of India arrested 90,000 women of all ages under 498A. On the average, 27,000 women per year are being arrested under this flawed law. These are stats from the NCRB.

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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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