Indian court: women 'misusing' dowry law

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  1. pmaitra

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    India court says women 'misusing' dowry law

    Source: BBC News - India court says women 'misusing' dowry law
     
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    Quite true.......but everything "can be/is" potentially mis-used. Does that means one stops using it ?
     
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    Check the Indian Sexual harrasment law,
    No Man is safe in India.
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    Yes he is to an extent if he stays out of wedlock.
     
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    You mean a Stalking, Sexual Harrasment, Rape etc IS NOT GENDER NEUTRAL, that means only MEN can do it.

    I have known men who have been sexual harrased by their women bosses, also men who have been stalked by women.

    Guess, you dont understand how to read stuff up.
     
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    Must have been exceedingly handsome!
     
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    Na, he was average, but the girl was exceedingly ugly.
     
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    Dont tell me psychology of stalking only affects men?
     
  12. Ray

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    Double edged.

    Scares wild husband and their family as also allow sneaky women to blackmail!

    Nothing is perfect.
     
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    It's a open truth... a LOT of the dowry cases are found to be wrong.

    Often the woman blackmail and plays the "I am woman and only I can be victim" card.
     
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    I have long maintained that urban middle-class women need to be held to a different yardstick compared to rural and poor women, when to comes to laws like this. I am not sure how the constitution can make provisions of that kind, I don't really have a solution. But the fact is, this is one of the laws that has been massively misused and caused untold grief to thousands of people, and not just to men. Even the man's family (mother, sisters, etc.) have been victimized and hounded by this law. The draconian new anti-rape laws are also the same kind - prone to massive misuse.
     
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    Even though the law has its loopholes it is still necessary in India. Previously, in a month the Bartaman paper would publish atleast 6-7 news reports of wives being "mysteriously" burnt to death. Nowadays, I find only 1-2 such reports in the paper. The dowry law seems to have stopped some of the abuse faced by wives.
     
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    101% agreed
     
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    I know of one case where it was rightfully applied. And in other few cases it was pure and simple extortion.
     
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    I would rather need more stronger laws in Punjab than what SC has just spoke against already existing. There were times when every locality in my area would have at least one girl burnt alive for dowry.

    It is an unnecessary preaching from SC, making its interpretation more difficult while implicating and interesting parties raising doubts for their own benefits when in any case Police has to do the investigation first before arrest and then throwing IPCs at the accused.

    These Judges themselves take years to even listen the argument on the charges framed by Police, let alone giving the verdict, but ask everyone else to do their work properly.
     
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    I agree with @hit&run Indian judiciarey alwaya try to lecture everybody but they always become blind when it comes to their department
     
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    Even wedlock, a man is safe only on the sufferance of wife. Easy for her to bring charges of sodomy. Then his sister in laws can accuse of harassing.
     

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