Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Misuse of Dowry Law-498A


The judiciary has proved to be an important pillar of the Indian Constitution since it came into being. But unfortunately, the sections of the Indian Penal Code like 498A, puts the people in doldrums and their democratic rights at peril. The woman’s are said to misuse and manipulate the law which was primarily meant for their protection-the Dowry Law.



"498A- The Wedding Gift" is a feature film bringing to notice the lacunas and the brutal consequences of this section of the Indian Penal Code. Starring the senior actors like Alok Nath and Reema Lagu, this film is a perfect infotainment for the people. The veteran singer like Ghulam Ali saab has given his voice for the heart rendering lyrics of the songs in the movie. The director Mr. Suhaib Ilyasi, is widely known to have brought in limelight many of the criminal stories through the convergent media perpetually.  

In this age of globalization, the society truly stands up to the expectations of the ‘Theory of Individualization’. The urbanization and the modern trend of the nuclear family leave the people with new grievances to be resolved on the grounds of the Indian Constitution. But unfortunately, it is quite often accused of not meeting the modern demands of the people. There are differences in usage and the acceptance of the law. Therefore, the time has come to take in consideration this serious threat to the world’s largest democracy.  

On just a mere complain of a woman, section 498A of the Indian Penal Code allows the Police to arrest anyone in the family of her husband. There are several instances for the fallacious arrests and aftermaths. Suhaib Ilyasi, the hero of the ‘India’s Most Wanted, is debuting as a director with this film. He once again brings for the discussion, one of the very common and serious problems of the society. 

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