Saturday, November 27, 2010

Re: [HumJanenge] Rajya Sabha invites opinion on 498A amendment

Let our representatives reply as to why they passed this piece of legislation in the first instance? Was it a knee jerk reaction of Congress?

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Dwarakanath <> wrote:
Section 498 of Indian Penal Code :" Whoever takes or entices away any woman who is and whom he knowns or has reason to believe to be the wife of any oher man, from that man, or from any person having the care of her on behalf of that man, with intent that she may hae illicit intercourse  with any person, or conceals or degtains wigth that intent any such woman, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both".    Section 498 is very useful in cases of deceiptful decoying of married woman which is reported rampant in many areas, ultimately such persons are sold to Kamaptipura or similar places.  It is absolutely needed to retain this section or even to reinforce this section with a higher punishment level.   The current trend of crimes is high on woman being harassed all over india, this section must be retained to save the bahu betis of the house. If the cases are not registered in other words reported, it only means the slackness of the authorities concerned in booking the cases rather that the occurence of such incidences.     The authorities show reluctance and dodging the booking of cases even on other small crimes.  This should not be taken as everything is spic and span and no such cases occur.   But the possibility of merging section 498 as section 497 sub section 2 could be opted.   Regards, dwarakanathdm 

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 8:22 AM, sroy 1947 <> wrote:
Dear group members

I personally know that many of you are here on this RTI group because
of 498A, Dom.V.Act etc,

The Rajya Sabha standing committee is seized of a petition complaining
about rampant abuse of 498A.
The Committee has sought opinions within 21 days. It should be out
very soon. Please post the link
once it is out


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