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Request for information under RTI Re “Misuse of section 498A of IPC”




Shri S.V. Ranganath & PIO,
Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka
Room No.320, III Floor, Vidhana Soudha
Bangalore-560 001

Sub: Request for information under Right to information act–2005

Enclosed a Postal Order no:                of Rs. 10/- in favour of the Accounts officer, Government of Karnataka

Dear Sir,

I am P Suresh, a resident of Bangalore City. I want certain information regarding Advisory issued by “Union Ministry of Home Affairs” to “Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka” dated 20-October-2009 vide no 3/5/2008-Judl Cell regarding “Misuse of section 498A of IPC”. The said Advisory is attached here as Annexure along-with this RTI application.

I quote the paragraph 12 of the said Advisory below:

“All the State Governments/UT Administrations are requested to take effective measures in the light of the directions/orders issued by the courts and advisories issued by the Government of India from time to time to put to rest the allegations of misuse of section 498A of IPC”

In this regard please provide me the following information’s:

A)    What action/measure has been taken by “The Government of Karnataka” for the above stated Advisory by “Union Ministry of Home Affairs”?

B)    Whether “The Government of Karnataka” has issued any Circular/Advisory to the “Karnataka Police” in the light of above said Advisory? If yes please a copy of such Circular/Advisory.

Thanking you sir,

Yours truly,



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