You need not try to justify the pro-women laws. Every one know how they are mis-used these days. Even supreme court to the trail court know the actual situation regarding such laws being mis-used. Supreme court has termed it as LEGAL TERRORISM. If you are speaking on behalf (hope so) of the couple, then restrict your post to there itself. If you are argueing about the genders, then i have other valid points. Do you think what you heard from your ? cousin? friend (what ever) is total truth, nothing but the truth!
Wake up, None can guess what happens within four walls between husband and wife. Maybe, there is harrassment from wife on husband in certain matters. Not that, it is always the fault of husband or fault of wife. What made husband to behave such a manner? Is wife in any way been responsible for the things within four walls? Watever you heard from wife is gospel truth? Did you try to get the husband side of the story? Or you just beleived wife story???
Sometimes wat you see or hear is not always truth. Family issues are very sensitive. Particularly if one of them wants to continue the marriage. It is not always run to police or court.
She has used the deadliest weapon on husband and got him arrested too!!! And you justify that action of wife. Wonderful ! I am not saying that 498a should never used, but was it necessary in the first place, especially if wife wanted to live together.
If husband used to harrass/torture her, there are many law provisions to use by wife, keeping 498a as last resort. You say she has used even DV and maintainence. Well, By getting him arrested in 498a, wife has made him lose his reputation in the society too. Dont you think wife has damaged hubby more than he (might have) damaged? With so many pro-woman laws, is it a fair thing? No, It should have been handled in a better way. I personally wish they both understand each other and live in harmony. I need not argue with you hence forth. All the best for the couple.