Mr. khan 04 March 2022
Palak batra 05 March 2022
One can use different legal weapons to protect themselves from their family and relatives. The provisions are stated below-
Section 498-A, Indian Penal Code- This section covers the cruelty committed either by the husband or by any relative of the husband against a woman. The cruelty may be physical or mental. This is a provision of law which was created for the very purpose to protect a woman from any harassment which she becomes a victim of in her matrimonial home. This is commonly known as the dowry harassment act.
Section 509, Indian Penal Code- If the in-laws use any words or phrases or make any gesture against her or do any act either in her presence or to her shall be punishable under this section.
There are many other provisions, especially for the wife to file the case against her in-laws. One can seek remedy as per the torture they have gone through.