Home > Other news > Panel seeks public opinion on dowry law

Panel seeks public opinion on dowry law

JAIPUR: The Law Commission of India has started the process of collating public opinion and also record the views of officals on the reported misuse of Section 498-A of IPC — dealing with dowry harassment — in the state.

Justice Shiv Kumar Sharma, member, Law Commission, had a series of meetings on Thursday with the NGOs, stakeholders and others in Jaipur.

The commission has initiated the process in an effort to save innocent husbands or relatives from unnecessary humiliation by way of false cases of dowry demand filed by women. The process started after the commission recevied a detailed note in this regard from the Union law ministry.

A meeting was held under the banner of SATYA – an NGO, in Jaipur on Friday where social activists and members of NGO interacted with Justice Sharma. Advocate Abhinav Sharma, member, Supreme Court Bar Association, had been appointed as coordination officer of Law Commission in Rajasthan for the purpose of collecting quantifiable data with regard to abuse of Section 498-A of IPC and honour killing.

“Instances of cruelty including cases of dowry harassment are presently non-balilable and non-compundable offences under Section 498-A of IPC and there has been a crying demand from various corners including recent orders of Supreme Court which suggested an amendment in the provision. The meeting has been held with various stakeholders on Thursday and the coordination officer will now compile the data for the commission,” said Justice Sharma.

“We took opinion of NGOs as also women activists. We have also approached DGP and other officials of department of home and we have been told that the state police is not interested in participating in the thought process with the Law Commission right now but is willing to implement the amendments in Section 498-A of IPC if suggested and made,” added Justice Sharma.

Advertisements
Categories: Other news
  1. sonu
    February 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    IPC498A must be abolished with immediate effect.because it’s missuse rate is 98%.the innocents are going behind the bar.what about their reputation remain in the society to which they spend years to built up.eventually finding no way out they commit suicide.so according to the news in times of india 223 males are commiting suicide dally in india.Indian law says,let 99 guilty be fee but one innocent should not be punished.there is no provision to punish the missuser by court of law.now a days wommen are getting higher education & information technology enable them to inform any proplem to their parents before it coms to the knowledge of their in-laws.so envaronment is not like back 40 decades.

    • Niraj
      April 11, 2011 at 5:41 am

      Mr. Sonu. I agree with you. Yes dowry victims indeed deserve help and sympathy. But punishing innocent men is not the answer. The sword of law should punish the guilty but the shield of the law should be equally competent to protect the innocent man from getting harmed. Woman who support this law do not realise that this defective law can hit them also indirectly as they also would be having brothers and sons.

  2. VINAYAKA
    February 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    TOWN POLICE STATION, GANGAVATHI, KOPPAL DISTRICT, KARNATAKA, INDIA.

    CLEAR CUT EXAMPLE OF MISUSE OF IPC 498A. THE CIVIL SERVANT BEFORE ARRESTING KNOWS THAT IT IS NOT A CASE TO ARREST AT ALL, BUT SINCE THE GIRLS UNCLE IS A ADVOCATE, HE HAS TAKEN CASH OF Rs. 30,000 TO ARREST ME & MY FAMILY.

    THIS IS FOR YOUR INFORMATION. FIR WAS LODGED ON 23/06/2010 & STILL NO CHARGE SHEET IS FILED.????

    THE HUSBAND & WIFE ARE LIVING SEPERATELY FROM 29/01/2010.

    THE WIFE HAS RAN AWAY FROM HER HUSBANDS HOUSE BECAUSE SHE IS TOO CLOSE WITH HER UNCLE.

    IT’S THE INTRUSION OF HER PARENTS & HER CLOSE UNCLE ON DAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES THAT HAS GIVEN RISE TO SUCH A BITTER FAMILY, & HAS BROKEN MY FAMILY.
    GIRLS FATHER IS A RETIRED HEADMASTER WHO HAS SUPPORTED HIS DAUGHTER IN FILING A FALSE CASE.

    HE HIMSELF HAS DEPRIVED OF FROM HIS PROFESSION & IS SPREADING FALSE & TELLING LIES TO THE SOCIETY. WHAT WILL THE STUDENTS THINK OF SUCH HEADMASTERS WHO SUPPORT FALSE CASES.

    SHAME ON THE CIVIL SERVANTS WITHOUT PROPER INVESTIGATION ARRESTED ME & MY FAMILY.

  3. April 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I absoulety agree this , women are misusing the law. Everytime, my wife and her family give me threat that if you don’t give the money , say anything to my wife , we will file dowry againt you and your family. Even her father can’t earn more that 15,000 Rs month, asking expecting 30 lakhs from me .

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: