This DV act is a humbug because only mental or psychological violence can be filed under this law. If there is bodily injury, such as bloodshed or attempted murder then there are other sections of IPC where the husband would be arrested immediately. It turns around money and property because what women want is maintenance and house. Unfortunately such women also never keep their words and enjoy litigation and their pleasure in humiliating the husband. It is the reverse of rape in more ways than one.
There are women's cells and counselling etc but these are ineffective as they are in the hands of police, very much prone to corruption. Their intervention invairably, sooner or later leads to rupture or continued misery for at least one of the parties. Perhaps reputed social welfare agencies, the Ramakrishna Mission, the Jesuits, or whoever should be allowed to take up the possibilities of reconciliation. Or, one should train more social workers with special training in family relations. In fact, one would require an army of such workers.
I am also very happy to have come out of a very complicated DV case where the woman's claims were totally rubbished. There is now appeal, since my property of 50 laks is being illegally occupied. But this long fight has given me a lot of insight. I have started an association in Dehradun for helping men in grip with these problems.
Please do not hesitate to congratulate me because I owe a lot of my success to this forum.
Bonjour la vie !