Kicking bahu is Ok or not ?

NEW DELHI: After stirring up a controversy last year by ruling that a mother-in-law who kicks her daughter-in-law or repeatedly threatens her with divorce attracts no punishment for cruelty under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court has agreed to take a second look. Immediately after the … Continue reading

Dowry givers not guilty ?

New Delhi, March 19: Dowry givers can avoid jail by lodging a police complaint against the receiver’s family under planned changes to the dowry law aimed at encouraging victims to challenge the centuries-old practice. Under the amended Dowry Prohibition Act, a bride’s family that complains to the police about the … Continue reading

Court Direct FIR for giving Dowry

A Delhi court has directed the police to register an FIR against a woman and her family members, who alleged dowry harassment by her husband and in-laws, for meeting their demands during the marriage. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Bansal directed the police to proceed against the woman and her … Continue reading