Here is a video, in Hindi, where the former CJI talks about the abuse of 498A. I have always maintained that 498A must be bailable and non-compoundable. It doesn’t matter whether is remains cognizable or not. He says the same thing.
He says once the matter gets into the hands of the corrupt Indian police the matter is now beyond the control of the husband and wife.
I think it is Ambika Soni next to him. Not sure. Regardless, this woman belongs to AIDWA. Her ilk believe in killing the grass to root out the weeds, which is the standard communist approach to solving everything, given the examples set by Stalin in Russia, Mao in China and Pol Pot in Cambodia. They definitely are as corrupt and morally bankrupt as the rest.
“Shri Prava Shankar Mishraji former Chief Justice of High Court of Calcutta & Andhra Pradesh attests that 98% cases of 498a and Domestic Violence Act are fake.He also makes a point that some provisions of DV Act are such that they are almost impossible to implement.E.g.,if the husband takes the name of his wife or speaks in a loud voice it can be considered as domestic violence. He also demands that 498a be made bailable and non-cognizable as it is used by unscrupulous women to harass and blackmail his in-laws.He says from his experience as a reputed cheif-justice that many times these cases are filed against the will of the wife by his guardians and also by the Lawyer who wants to earn some fees desperately.
The anchor also states that many men are suffering a lot of humiliation and injustice due to these biased laws.For example,in Tihar jail 60% female prisoners are guilty of false implicating men in fake dowry,violence and rape cases.
Also,towarsd the end of the video one can notice the results of a SMS poll which shows 64% Hindusthanis want 498a and DV act to be abolished. “
Here is the link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4291899106996539780