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hema (law officer)     30 August 2011

Dowry givers

wife filed a complaint saying dowry was demanded and got by in-laws even prior to marriage, during the marriage and after marriage.  She filed 498-A case.  As a counter blast case, husband filed a complaint against his in-laws saying that dowry giving is an offence and they shall be prosecuted.  As usual, he self proclaimed that he is innocent and the 498-A case fake one.  Police did not take action.  Husband filed complaint before MM and MM directed the police to register FIR and prosecute inlaws.  Wife appealed.  Addl. Session judge confirmed the MM order.  Wife approached the High Court.  The High Court clearly held that dowry givers cannot be prosecuted as per law and they are victims of the circumstances and they are forced to give dowry.  It is also held on 1.8.2011 that once wife filed 498-A case, husband as a counter blast case filed the FIR against the wife and her parents and this FIR liable to be quashed.

Similar opinion was expressed earlier by the High Court in different case and the same was upheld by Supreme Court. 

Entire judgment is attached herewith.


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Roshni B.. (For justice and dignity)     30 August 2011

Thanks for the judgement.


I dont know why these men act spinelessly,even when they are fully aware that their parents demand dowry and good marriages to satisfy their greed,and to uphold their status in society.If these remain unfulfilled they stoop to the lowermost levels possible in order to get it.


Men are v.well aware of these happeneings.Not that they are ignorant of them!Yet they do nothing.


In the end they are the biggest losers .Their parents,brothers,sisters who harassed their wife are all well settled in their own respective marriages.They all enjoy the joy of their children too..


But these men are left all alone,devoid of their wives' company,because they sided with their parents' greed.

In the end,they live with shame and humiliation from society all their life,and are therefore left alone in old age,with no one to care for them.


While their parents and other family members whom they supported blindly have lived their married lives to the fullest.......


So these need to decide what they want....A well settled home or a life of gloominess and loneliness???


Sanjeev (Lawyer)     31 August 2011

@ Roshini- thats just your version of the story the 498A women do also live a humilating life they think that they punished their inlaws and husband taking the benefits of women favouring laws with no one left by their side at the end. Their parents would not be there to support them throughout and brothers are well settled with their own families and they just lead single and lonely life.

Dowry dont exist in cultured world its just a tool to settle scores used by women. The actual victims of dowry would be there in rural areas and they wont actually be having knowledge of the laws favouring them and neither resort to these and keep suffering.

Its just the metro ladies who misuse these laws.




I think you have misunderstood the gist of this entire discussion.


Hema & Roshni are discussing women who are FORCED TO PAY DOWRY.


They are not discussing FALSE 498A women.


Kindly stop talking of false 498A cases,and stick to the main topic.

Tajobsindia (Senior Partner )     31 August 2011

@ To above three gospel truth authors

Now watch these as your late night homework....................





S. 498a wife occupying MIL property after filing S. 498a IPC

Here actually a SC Sr. Adv. speaks in favour of you @ Law Officer

Now que. to you a time pass metro women :-

A staunch feminist herself speaks ill about the women, and condemns them generally and specifically. Do women trust such pseudo-feminist lawyers?

Contradicting statements from a Feminist Lawyer


Highcourt se you tube tak!

Roshni B.. (For justice and dignity)     31 August 2011



Tajobs compares Rakhi Sawant with GENUINE women who are forced to file 498A case after facing untold misery owing to dowry greed.


Hema you need not bother about such stupid links.


HC has justified stand taken by girls' parents,that they are FORCED by societal norms to give lot of dowry,whether by choice or by compulsion.Even if they give by choice,they do so becuase they fear future harassment,had they not given the same..


That's more than enough.


Actually some people are shaken by such judgements which are favouring these parents of daughters.They cannot digest the same out of envy.So they react likewise.


Tajobsindia (Senior Partner )     31 August 2011

@ Roshni

Here is smidgen to your so called re. of "GENUINE women who are forced to file 498A case after facing untold misery owing to dowry greed."

"IT department send notice to Out-laws to  deposit over 2 lac fine- DOWRY harassment ipc498a abusers and misusers- ibn7 on 03 March 2011"

(In Hindi)

I hope you have no problem reading in Hindi as you have problem with my English :-)

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