I haven’t taken any dowry Before people say “I haven’t taken any dowry”, shouldn’t it be clear to know about the keyword dowry. Basically, dowry harassment is the phrase used when women and her in-laws want to do one or more of following: Keep husband under thumb, make him leave his parents (after marriage, of course before marriage nothing of that sort will be said), make him ghar jamai etc. So this can be teach the husband to be a pet, or teach the husband a lesson so he compromises the 498a and takes wife back promising to be loyal slave for rest of married life. The marriage was a pre-planned bomb in form of daughter-in-law which was timed to go off in husband’s house after marriage. After the bomb goes off successfully, not there will be loud noise but property and cash … [Read more...] about Dowry, Stridhan, Cruelty under 498a, marriage expenses, and more
Dowry givers to be prosecuted – Delhi sessions court
For people used to the lawlessness where you bribe your way out of everything from jumping a red light, to getting a driver’s license; this will come as a shock! However, it is nothing but application of the grand-old law called Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961, which is followed in breach mostly. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/77747/dowry-givers-should-prosecuted-court.html New Delhi, Jun 27 (PTI) Observing that the anti-dowry law has been reduced to a ''paper tiger'' due to the bride's family giving away dowry in many cases, a court here said they also need to be prosecuted like the groom's family to eliminate the social evil. "Dowry is a two way traffic and unless there is a giver there can be no taker and it is for this reason that in order to eliminate this evil both the … [Read more...] about Dowry givers to be prosecuted – Delhi sessions court
Minister openly give mass dowry, will he get prosecuted?
The law is an ass, or maybe the law is only in the book. Even though dowry prohibition act is decades old, the law book is not to be opened and eyes are to be kept shut when a minister openly distributes dowry and even names it 'Dahej Vitran Kendra' (Dowry distribution centre) http://www.centralchronicle.com/viewnews.asp?articleID=37343 By Our Staff Reporter Sagar, June 2: Madhya Pradesh Panchayats and Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargav is again embroiled in controversy for spending crores while simultaneously solemnising the wedding of more than 1,000 women under the Mukhya Mantri Kanyadan Yojana. Gifts worth crores, collected from government and other sources, were distributed on Monday when the mass marriage took place at the Minister's native place Garhakota. Mr … [Read more...] about Minister openly give mass dowry, will he get prosecuted?
PWDVA (DV Act), Dowry Act, and 498A can exist simultaneously
A person who files under DV (Domestic Violence) Act may get help from State to file for 498A and Dowry Act 1961 if these are applicable to her case.Read 5(e) of PWDVA which enables Protection Officer or Magistrate to help woman:(e) of her right to file a complaint under section 498A of the Indian Penal Code,wherever relevant: "Read 31(3) of PWDVA which is applicable after breach of Protection Order:(3) While framing charges under sub-section (J), the Magistrate may also framecharges under section 498A of the Indian Penal Code and any other provision of that Code or the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, as the case may be, if the facts disclose thecommission of an offence under those provisions.So the point of double jeopardy would not be applicable to avoid simultaneous 498A and PWDVA, … [Read more...] about PWDVA (DV Act), Dowry Act, and 498A can exist simultaneously