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To fight ‘misuse’ of pro-women laws, NGO opens branch in Patiala


The Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), a non-governmental organisaton working to help families those who have been victims of false dowry cases and against the alleged misuse of pro-woman laws, opened its local chapter here today. 

The Patiala chapter of the organisation would be headed by Abhishek Kumar. Making an announcement in this regard at the local Red Cross Bhawan, Abhishek said they would work to help families that had been allegedly implicated in false dowry cases and would make the affected families aware about the alleged misuse of pro-women laws every Sunday at Baradari Gardens. 

“There is a provision in law, as per which taking and giving dowry is an offence. However, the police are quick to register an FIR against husbands and their families for seeking dowry, but not a single FIR has been registered against girls or their families for giving dowry,” said Vikas Kapur, coordinator of the Chandigarh chapter of the organisation. 


Another SIFF representative, Mandeep Puri said the World Health Organisation had identified misuse of Section 498-A of the IPC as a prominent reason behind elders’ abuse in India. “Rational and responsible citizens from all over the country and abroad have repeatedly warned that these laws in their present form are detrimental to family harmony, and left unchecked, these have enormous potential to shatter marital and family stability in the years to come,” he added. 

Addressing mediapersons, Abhishek said there was no conviction in around 98 per cent of the cases filed under Section 498-A of the IPC – thus indicating that the law was being misused. 

The WHO, in its report on India clearly cited Section 498A as one of the major reasons for the “Increasing Abuse of the Elderly in India”. 

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  1. lokesha
    July 15, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I had face a false dowry case with 498a. Now i am facing a another false dowry case with 498a,377 and so many. Means my hole life spent to fight with this black law . Now i am 42 years old. I tried more and more but this black law want to eat me and my family. Every one should to do some thing against black laws in India and other world.
    It is the last of marital life in India. If these laws continue in India then i advice to men never make marry , do sex ,get child as animal but no marry for Indian men. Otherwise they leave India or, take weapons and kill all supporters of black laws then make marry and live happy as a real Indian.

  2. October 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    I am being intimidated by my wife and in laws ,I fear that I might be implicated in false dowry case.

  3. Rashleen
    June 11, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I Am a 2nd year engineering student nd want 2 join dz organization in order 2 help d victims as much as i can..

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