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Request for DGP-Karnataka-Circular on the line of DGP-TamilNadu-Circular – DCP-CENTRAL

27th July 2010



The Deputy Commissioner of Police – Central Division,

Central Division Deputy Commissioner of Police Office,

#7, Next To Cubbon Park Police Station,Kasturba Road,


Subject: Request for DCP-Circular/MEMO on the line of DGP-TamilNadu-Circular based upon the orders of Honorable Justice Regupathi of Chennai High Court

About National Family Harmony Society®: “National Family Harmony Society® NFHS is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) promoting the cause of “family harmony” and “gender equality”. It is registered under “The Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960” and is based in Bangalore. We have branches in more than 16 states and in abroad too. We have approximately 14500 members all over India. To know more about us please visit http://www.family-harmony.org / http://www.498a.org.in.

Dear Sir,

The heavy misuse of 498A IPC by estranged wives in case of matrimonial dispute is increasing day by day. This fact is acknowledged by various High Courts and Honorable Supreme Court. In almost every session of parliament, honorable members of the parliaments are asking questions to the Government regarding heavy misuse of Dowry Laws and measures taken by Government to curb its misuse. Every other day newspapers carry news articles about heavy misuse of Dowry related laws and protest done by husbands and his family members who have to undergo humiliation, harassment and torture due to these “Women Centric” laws. There are also scores of news articles where the husbands and his family members have committed suicide as they were unable to cope up the pressure of false criminal cases.

Our police who are trained to deal with criminals are insensitive and incapable to deal with a complaint of the matrimonial dispute. Our NGO receives large number of cases of harassed husbands who have to go through the agony and harassment in the police stations which are acting as “settlement centers” to extract huge amount of money from husbands to settle the dispute which are of matrimonial in nature. Use of physical force and abusive language against husbands and his family members inside the police stations is norm of the day.

Honorable Justice Regupathi of the Chennai High Court issued the following observation in M.P. No.1/2008 in Criminal Original Petition No.10896/2008 filed by Tr.Romaiah. In compliance of the observation made in the above said order, DGP-Tamil Nadu has issued a Circular Memorandum for the State Police of Tamil Nadu. The said order of the Honorable Justice Regupathi alongwith the Circular Memorandum of DGP-Tamil Nadu is attached herewith as Annexure.

We, National Family Harmony Society®, request your office to issue a similar Circular/MEMO for the Halasoor Gate Women Police and other police stations in your division who deal with 498a IPC. If such a circular is issued and implemented in true spirit then it will go a long way to curb the heavy misuse of the 498A IPC.

We are available at any time of your convenience to have discussion with you on this subject matter.

P Suresh, President,


National Family Harmony Society

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