IPC 498(a) boom in Kerala
Posted April 23, 2011on:
A legislation which was originally brought in with a good intention to protect innocent women from dowry harassment is now being fearlessly misused by new age ill-educated women all over India with the core motive of “get rich overnight”.
It is a national shame and hard to agree fact that parents are taking broken marriages as an opportunity to cash out their daughters. This is not the only one section of the penal code that comes in to picture while cashing out daughters. Indian Penal Code provides various other sections like CrPC 125, Hindu Marriage Act, Hindu Adoption and Marriages Act and the latest being Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act which can be used to have a free of cost living out of someone else’s hard earned money.
The western tactics to break down the family system and there by destabilize India has proven to be worked out quite well so far. A Startling 1689 cases in a tiny state like Kerala that too in just four months would tell the success story of this “get rich overnight scheme” .
Parliamentary committee is considering a petition by Dr, Anupama Singh, and law commission has called for public opinion based on standing instruction given by Supreme Court of India to make proper amendments to 498a in order to curb the menace of rampant misuse. This huge number of cases, in academically, economically and socially advanced state like Kerala which has a fabulous sex ratio of 1084 women for 1000 men, underscores the necessity of repealing this draconian law from the statute books once and for all.