Dowry law a “tool for harassment of men”, amend it: BJP MP

The Supreme Court and high courts have also said that the law has been misused, he said, claiming that many men have committed suicide and become 'shadi ke shaheed' (martyrs of marriage).

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: July 28, 2017 7:11 pm
dowry law, dowry punishment, BJP MP, dowry harassment, indian express news, india news Bharti Shiyal (BJP) sought daily flights between Bhavnagar and Mumbai, while Jagdambika Pal (BJP) highlighted the plight of ‘Shiksha Mitra’ in Uttar Pradesh following an adverse Supreme Court order.

A BJP member in the Lok Sabha demanded amendment in the dowry law, dubbing it as “legal terrorism” and claiming that it has become a tool for harassment of men. Raising the issue in the Zero Hour, Anshul Verma said over 27 lakh persons have been arrested between 1998-2015 in such cases and these include minors.

He sought amendments to Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code under which a man and his family can be summarily arrested when a complaint of cruelty is lodged by the wife. The Supreme Court and high courts have also said that the law has been misused, he said, claiming that many men have committed suicide and become ‘shadi ke shaheed’ (martyrs of marriage).

“The shortcomings of the law should be addressed. A men’s cell should also be opened. Pro-woman must not be anti-man,” he said. Among other issues, Dhananjay Mahadik (NCP) said the imposition of GST on idols has made them expensive and demanded that they be exempted from the tax. With the Ganesh festival approaching in Maharashtra, he said a decision needed to be taken immediately.

Bharti Shiyal (BJP) sought daily flights between Bhavnagar and Mumbai, while Jagdambika Pal (BJP) highlighted the plight of ‘Shiksha Mitra’ in Uttar Pradesh following an adverse Supreme Court order.

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  1. Xavier Alexander
    Aug 9, 2017 at 3:12 pm
    Atleast a lone light in a sea of mayhem.
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      Sunder Panjnani
      Jul 30, 2017 at 9:04 am
      The law of 498a is the stepping stone for disgruntled wives after that DV 125 ctions and several other cases follow such law should be scraped and there should be stringent punishment for Misuse of other laws
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        true light
        Jul 28, 2017 at 7:24 pm
        cud b lakhs females professional ones, had turned brides, then turned to law 498a etc, sole target money. bjp is complicit in this with congress, as both have deliberately permitted and perpetuated this fraud law and these politicians have made ancient india, into a new ancient fraud india.
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