Category: 498a

All India Muslim Board moves SC for impleadment in pleas challenging validity of polygamy, nikah halala.

Source:- The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking impleadment in petitions challenging constitutional validity of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ practised among Muslims. The apex court has already dealt with the issue of these practices in its verdict of 1997 in which it had declined to entertain

Laws against misuse of anti-dowry laws to bring relief to Men

Source: Expressing concern over the misuse of the anti-dowry law by ‚Äúdisgruntled‚ÄĚ wives against her husbands and in-laws, the Supreme Court ruled that police cannot arrest accused in such cases ‚Äúautomatically‚ÄĚ and it must give reasons for taking such steps which would be judicially examined. In the recent past, many innocent men and their

Implementation of anti-dowry law needs humane approach

Source: The Supreme Court in the recent past proclaimed that the false complaints under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code against innocent were increasingly making the husband a victim. The Supreme Court also said that women were increasingly using the anti-dowry law to harass and create pressure against the husband and his relatives on mere lodging of a complaint. Citing