The law is not baseless.
Sustained torture of women has necessaited this law. The law is not sufficient enough to meet the threat No sufficient deterrance is created by this teechless lae in present form. Women asre still tortured for dowry. Dowry is still shamelessly demanded.
There is no law to fix the free meals availaling guests from groom side (including near relative who are ceremonially honoured at the door of banquet hall with heavy cash and gifts) or thos e whom gifts are handed over as soon as bride enters the matrimonial house. Attending such marriages where they know that excessive dowry is demanded.
There is no duty cast on the police to ensure and report to the court that the bride has been restored in matrimonial home inpite of giving complaint.
There is no law to fix the priests (pandit, parson or maulana) who perform such marriages where they know that excessive dowry is demanded.
The crime is not cognisable andpolice can just take no action unless the victuim picks up courage to complaint and then too they have to refer the matter for mediation which just enahnces torture time of the victim.
There is no law to fix the neighbours (including Sarpanch/ councellor) who fail to inform the police when such torture exhists in their vicinity.
If such measures are adopted there may be shrp decline in dowry demand and toture and the law willbecome redunctant as in case of Sati Abolitin Law.