Misuse of Dowry Law

Section 498-A of the Indian Penal Code, Protection of Women against Domestic Violence Act and Dowry Prohibition Act, state the laws which are designed to protect women against dowry harassment and domestic violence. The violence against women across social, economic and cultural sections of the society marks the fundamental importance of these laws. However, over the years, there have been many adverse instances of women misusing these laws to harass their husbands and in-laws to …

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