Saturday, 9 August 2014

Section 498 A of Indian Panel Code [IPC]

Section 498 says that the husband or relative of the husband of the woman who subjects the woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and also liable to fine. The aggrieved woman herself or any person related to her by blood, marriage or adoption file a complaint under this section. An Indian wife or her relatives can file a case under 498-A. Feminists are of the opinion that Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code as a law against domestic violence has indeed served women well and proved extremely useful as a deterrent. They argue that without it women may not be in a position to see their complaint through to its logical end. Read more at....

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