NGOs Welcome Amendments in Section 498A of IPC

The Committee on Petitions of the Rajya Sabha, under the Chairmanship of Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Member, Rajya Sabha, is considering a petition praying for amendments in Section 498A of Indian Penal Code, 1860. The petitioner in his petition has pointed out the extensive abuse and misuse of this provision of the Penal Code. According to the petitioner, the abused population undergoes tremendous harassment and torture. As these provisions of the penal code presently go, a complaint without much authenticity or any weight of evidence is enough to arrest the husband or the in-laws or anyone else named in the complaint, irrespective of whether any crime has taken place or not. The petitioner, accordingly, has prayed for suitable modification in section 498A of Penal Code so as to check its abuse and protect the interest of innocent persons.

2. The petition is available on the Rajya Sabha’s website ( under the link: Committees ? Standing Committees ? Committee on Petitions ? Petitions with the Committee.

3. The Committee has decided to undertake consultations with a wide cross-section of the society and invites written memoranda thereon. Those desirous of submitting memoranda to the Committee may send two copies (each in EnglishOR Hindi) thereof  to
Shri Rakesh Naithani,
Joint Director, Rajya Sabha Secretariat,
Parliament House Annexe,
New Delhi – 110 001
(Tel: 011-23035433(O), 23794328 (Telefax) E-mail: rsc2pet @

Many NGOs and Human rights organizations welcomed this move by Rajya Sabha, at last Indian Legal system realized misuse of Women centric Law which was widely misused.

Under this Law, one word of women is enough to send every member of Husband behind bar without any investigation and this Law was Non Bailable and Non compoundable, for so many years because of Women Loby and Lawyer collective this law was not changed or amended Even there were reports of misuse. As these Women Organizations were using these Laws complaints total to get Funds from Government, that’s why all of these Women organization even now protesting for the same, as they will lose their bread and butter.

Many Women Organizations sent their Protest Letters against Rajya Sabhas move to Amend it, That shows the mentality of these Women Organizations, they want to misuse law only, as per recommended Amendments there is nothing special, as they are asking for Punishment for Law misusers and compensation for Legal Terrorism victims but Women Lobby strongly oppose, It shows they have support for Misusers.

Between 2003 to 2006

5,01,020 people arrested under Section 498A of IPC;
2,94,147 people completed trial under Section 498A of IPC; and
58,842 people convicted (NCRB statistics)

These statistics shows 80% of Innocent people are victimized, even out of 58,842, many won case in High Court or Supreme Court too. As per Women organizations to give Justice to 20% of women they want to victimize 80% of Men Family. This law is not against men but against husbands Old mother, sisters, Even Distant relatives even breast fed child is arrested; still they strongly oppose Amendment to this Law to make it Gender neutral.

Soon Indian Government will realize these Women organizations not only supporting Legal Terrorist and making laws in their Favor but breaking backbone of India. No need to give example to show how these Women organizations are breaking Family system, anyone can ask to show them one case where, After Section 498A, So called Dowry law women is happy in her marriage by solving all her Problems, coz no one will find single case after 498a, that marriage is survived without Divorce. Soon All women will realize that, 498A is a Fast track for Divorce only.

5 thoughts on “NGOs Welcome Amendments in Section 498A of IPC

  1. sir, very good compilation of the practical and valid points that you have suggested, in this regard, i would like to give one more strong point that the valid time limit for filing the case is completion of 7 years of marriage that should be limited/restricted upto 3-5 years, because it is not feasible in this modern time to wait for such a long time (seven years) after marriage. And if the case is filed under 498A IPC after the lapse of this stipulated time period, it should be treated as null and void or should be registered under DV Act.
    thanking you in anticipation.

  2. Dear Sir,
    Act 498a needs to be bailable, because when and if the crime/gulty found against the husband and his relatives (who so ever named) will definatly be punished.

    So, in that regard the husband and his relatives should be given time to prove himselve nongulty.

    Avneesh Srivastava

  3. आप लोगो का काम बहुत सराहनीय है ओर आप 498ए , 304 बी उत्पीड़न के खिलाफ जो आपने मुहिम चलाई है उस से आम लोगो को बहुत फायदा मिल रहा है लेकिन मे आपसे एक बात कहना चाहता हु की इंडिया मे ऐसी बहुत सी संस्थाये बन गई है जो 498 ए, 304 बी के खिलाफ आवाज उठा रहे है लेकिन मुझे अफसोस है की ऐसी कोई भी संस्था नही है जिसने 498 ए तथा 304 बी, के खिलाफ पी. आई. एल. याचिका लगाई हो , मेरा आप से यही अनुरोध है सब संस्था एक हो कर यह याचिका लगाये जिससे की ऐसे कानूनो पर लगाम लगाई जा सके ओर इसके लिये अगर डोनेशन की जरूरत है, तो हम सब मदद के लिये तेयार है

    आपके जवाब के इंतजार मे…………

    Thanks & Regards
    K. Anand
    G-6, Harish Chandra Mathur Lane,
    Janpath , New Delhi – 110001

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