High court quashes dowry charges against husband but hails women empowerment

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even though the high court hailed women empowerment, yet women bodies are up in arms against a high court judgment in a dowry case which exonerated the husband of dowry by allowing his quash petition. Himmatchand, who was fighting a dowry case, filed by his wife Sharmeeli Devi sought to approach the high court for […]

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Hubby allegedly continues to demand dowry despite 498A FIR pending

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

While the men’s rights activists challenge the validity and constitutionality of the notorious Section 498A (dowry law), this one particular case might just act as a dampener to their spirits. In a bizarre case of dowry harassment, a husband has allegedly refused to learn his lesson despite a complaint of dowry harassment (Section 498A) pending […]

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Hubby accused of domestic violence sues judge for discrimination

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a bizarre kind of case, a husband accused of domestic violence and dowry harassment by his wife and in-laws and booked under the Section 498A of the IPC, has approached the Mumbai High Court with a petition to seek action against the magistrate hearing his bail application. The high court while hearing his petition […]

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Woman demands action against Police official for colluding with hubby in torture case

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

A married woman, Savitri (name changed) has moved an application before the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bangalore asking action to be taken against the SI of MahalingamPura Police station. According to the woman, the SI colluded with her hubby against whom she has filed a complaint of torture and dowry harassment under Section 498A and […]

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Govt. of India mulling the idea to broaden the ambit of Section 498A

| March 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

After the rape melee, the Govt. of India has decided to broaden the ambit of the controversial Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code. In wake of a lot controversies sprouting up against Section 498A and a lot of civil society groups raising their voices of dissent against Section 498A which they allege is being […]

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First Genuine Dowry Harassment Case lodged

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Often referred to as the Crime Capital of India, Delhi witnessed the first of its kind of genuine dowry case being lodged. Amid noise of misuse of the notorious Section 498A (dowry law) of IPC, one genuine case was lodged. The police have booked the FIR and have apprehended the husband and his family. The […]

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Court asks lawyer to pay fees to client in Anisha Sharma case

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tis Hazari court witnessed high drama as a lawyer was asked to pay fees to his client, in a role reversal sorts, while hearing a petition filed under section 498(A) of the Indian Penal Code which is famous as the dowry law. The client Anisha Sharma, accused in the case filed by her brother’s wife […]

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Aamir plans to boycott 498A – The Wedding Gift

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Peeved at the method of the men’s rights activists getting back at him for his anti-male stances, Aamir Khan has planned to give them a taste of their own medicine. Aamir thinks that this would be a befitting reply for the guts that these men’s rights activists showed off boldly. Reportedly, men’s rights activists were […]

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