I had filed a DV case 6 months ago and the hearing is still yet to start. I met a couple of other girls who had filed DVC 1 year ago and a few more had filed it 2 years ago.
I hear the 498A take a minimum of 4-5 years. one girl I met at court had filed a 498A 5 years ago and she is yet to be called for witness.
I hear the contested Divorce takes atleast 2-3 years.
from all this, it seems that whether its a genuine case or a false one, be it the bride or the groom, its always the innocent who is harassed further by the legal system. Imagine the horror of an innocent guy along with his aged parents having to run around courts and facing so much of insult for 5 years at a stretch. And imagine the pain of an innocent tortured suicidal victim having to wait for 5 years to get justice. Isnt it this delay that is encouraging people to go for out of court settlements. Isnt it ths delay that encourages the b*st*rds to harass women as they know that girl will probably not have the patience to wait for 5 long years for justice and hence nothing to lose. Isnt it this delay that is encouraging the b*tches to file a fake 498A as they know the innocent guy and the OLD parents will probably not have the patience to wait for 5 long years to prove his innocence and hence will heed to her unreasonable demands.
i believe only lawyers know the best about the loopholes in the indian legal system. Isnt it high time, you guys try to work on removing these flaws. once, this is done the number of out of court settlements will come down as they will now not have to wat for so long.