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SC voices concern over 'abuse' of anti-dowry law, says no arrest till charges verified 28.7.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Supreme Court has voiced concern over "abuse" of the anti-dowry law and has directed that no arrest should "normally be effected" without verifying allegations as violation of human rights of innocents cannot be brushed aside. The apex court, which passed a slew of directions to deal with complaints under section 498 A (subjecting a married woman to cruelty) of the IPC including constitution of family welfare committees in every district, has observed that many of such complaints are not bonafide and "uncalled for arrest" may ruin the chances of settlement. It noted that the apex court had earlier observed that a serious review of the provision was warranted and at times, such complaints lead to uncalled harassment of not only the accused but also the complainant. "We are conscious of the object for which the provision (498 A of the IPC) was brought into the statute. At the same time, violation of human rights of innocent cannot be brushed aside. Certain safeguards against uncalled for arrest or ...
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Abuse of anti-dowry law:SC says no arrest till charges verified 28.7.2017 deccanherald.com
The Supreme Court has voiced concern over "abuse" of the anti-dowry law and has directed that no arrest should "normally be effected" without verifying allegations as violation of human rights of innocents cannot be brushed aside. The apex court, which passed a slew of directions to deal with complaints under section 498 A (subjecting a married woman to cruelty) of the IPC including constitution of family welfare committees in every district, has observed that many of such complaints are not bonafide and "uncalled for arrest" may ruin the chances of settlement. It noted that the apex court had earlier observed that a serious review of the provision was warranted and at times, such complaints lead to uncalled harassment of not only the accused but also the complainant. "We are conscious of the object for which the provision (498 A of the IPC) was brought into the statute. At the same time, violation of human rights of innocent cannot be brushed aside. Certain safeguards against uncalled for arrest or ...
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Abuse of anti-dowry law: Supreme Court says no arrest till charges verified 28.7.2017 Zee News : India National
The court has asked the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) to give a report about need for change, if any, in the directions or for any further directions and listed the matter for consideration in April 2018.
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No arrest of innocents, proof of cruelty must in dowry cases: Supreme Court 28.7.2017 News
Ruled alleged victim's account cannot be taken at face value, family welfare committee to be set up
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No immediate arrest in dowry cases, says SC 28.7.2017 DNA: Mumbai
To prevent the misuse of anti-dowry laws, the Supreme Court directed the District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA) to constitute a three-member welfare committee which would examine complaints before arrests are made. The court has laid down guidelines to prevent the misuse of anti-dowry laws and with the added aim of felicitating increase in instances of amicable settlement of matrimonial disputes. However, the court was careful to stress that these guidelines would not be applicable in cases where there are tangible physical injuries or death. This arrangement is on trial for six months. The National Legal Services Authority will review it and file a report by March 2018. The judgment came on the heels of an appeal where a question arose whether any directions were called for to prevent the misuse of Section 498A. The main contention raised was that there was a need to check the tendency to rope in all family members to settle a matrimonial dispute. "Omnibus allegations against all relatives of the ...
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No arrest without checking complaints in dowry cases: SC 27.7.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
In a big relief to innocent family members of husbands in dowry harassment cases, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed that no arrest should be made without examining a complaint by a committee of civil society members.The top court directed the formation of one or more family welfare committees by the District Legal Services Authority in each district with civil society members, wives of officers, retired persons and para legal volunteers, to examine such complaints.In a landmark judgement meant to check unmindful roping in of all family members of men, a bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel
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Ex-serviceman commits suicide over debt harassment 27.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Harassed by a couple over loan, a retired Navy personnel on Thursday committed suicide by jumping into the Yamuna river here, police said.
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No arrest in dowry harassment case without verifying authenticity of complaint: SC 27.7.2017 TOI: India
Expressing concern over misuse of anti-dowry law by disgruntled wives against her husband and in-laws, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed that no arrest or action be taken on such complaints without verifying the veracity of dowry harassment allegations.
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Dowry death: Three of family sentenced to 10 years jail in UP 26.7.2017 Zee News : States
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5000 each on the convicts.
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Husband, in-laws held guilty for dowry death 25.7.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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Wife’s suicide note helps man walk free 24.7.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Marked fall in dowry harassment petitions 24.7.2017 Hindu: Cities
Experts say the Supreme Court’s disapproval of ‘automatic’ arrests has rendered the relevant Act weak
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Good signs: Dowry death's down 11%, murder cases drop 6% in 5 years to 2015 21.7.2017 Top Stories
The number of rape cases increased by 43% and kidnapping and abductions increased by 86%
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421 rapes, yet TN did not seek Nirbhaya fund 21.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Triple talaq case: Couple agrees to ‘out of court settlement’ 20.7.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Man booked for trying to rape widowed sister-in-law in Uttar Pradesh 20.7.2017 Zee News : States
The accused and his parents have been arrested and the woman hospitalised, they said.
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Tollywood cameraman appears before SIT in drug case 20.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Hyderabad drug racket grilled Tollywood cinematographer Shyam K. Naidu on Thursday.
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Uttar Pradesh: Woman killed by former husband after heated argument in Muzaffarnagar 20.7.2017 Zee News : States
A 27-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her estranged husband after a heated argument at Mansurpur village in the district on Thursday, an official said.
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Triple talaq: Victim approaches women’s panel 19.7.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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UP: Woman attacked with knife by in-laws over property dispute in Vrindavan, brother-in-law arrested 19.7.2017 Zee News : States
In an another case of dowry-related violence, a woman was allegedly attacked with a knife by her in-laws over a property dispute in Uttar Pradesh's Vrindavan.
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