Section 498A: News

14 Sep 2020

Tushar Mehta

Our culture doesn't recognize same-sex marriage: Centre to Delhi HC

Same-sex marriages are not a part of our culture, the Centre told the Delhi High Court on Monday while opposing a plea demanding the recognition of same-sex marriage rights under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955.

Abused woman can file case from place of shelter: SC

The Supreme Court today held that a woman driven out of her matrimonial home can file a criminal case against her estranged spouse and in-laws at a place where she has taken shelter.

In dowry-harassment cases, accused can now seek anticipatory-bail, rules SC

Taking note of the misuse of Section 498A of the IPC, the Supreme Court on Friday said the accused can now seek anticipatory bail.

03 Sep 2018

Maneka Gandhi

BJP MP calls for a 'purush-aayog', because men suffer too!

Harinarayan Rajbhar, a BJP MP from Ghosi, UP, has said there should be a commission for men, like the National Commission for Women, as he believes men suffer too.

05 Jul 2018

Shashi Tharoor

Sunanda Pushkar death: Tharoor gets anticipatory-bail on Rs. 1L surety

Two days after Congress leader Shashi Tharoor sought anticipatory bail in the Sunanda Pushkar death case, Delhi's Patiala House court has granted his request on a surety of Rs. 1L.

29 Jun 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh: Gamble-addict man tries selling family for Rs. 6.5L

An Andhra Pradesh man, addicted to alcohol and gambling, sold his wife and children to settle his debts, but the family was thankfully rescued.

24 May 2018

Shashi Tharoor

Sunanda Pushkar death: Court fixes May 28 for next hearing

A Delhi court has transferred the Sunanda Pushkar death case to the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate.

14 May 2018

Shashi Tharoor

Sunanda's death: Shashi Tharoor booked for 'abetment to suicide'

In a major development in the Sunanda Pushkar death case, the Delhi police charged Congress MP Shashi Tharoor with abetment of suicide.

19 Apr 2018

Domestic Violence

India's taking provisions to protect girls. What about married women?

In the wake of the Kathua, Unnao and Surat rape cases, the central government is considering awarding death penalty for rape of minors aged under 12.

16 Apr 2018

Crime Against Women

UP: Man ties wife to ceiling, brutally-thrashes her for dowry

In a horrifying incident, a man in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri Thursday allegedly beat his wife for hours till she fell unconscious, then tied her hands to the ceiling and continued thrashing her.

Refusal to speak to wife, consummate marriage not cruelty: SC

The SC has quashed a case under Section 498A against a man, ruling refusal to talk to the wife doesn't amount to cruelty.

31 Aug 2017


The marital rape debate: Delhi HC calls the practice "criminal"

In what might help change the course of debates on marital rape, the Delhi HC has observed that forced sexual intercourse, even by lawfully-wedded spouses, is criminal.

28 Jul 2017


Misuse of anti-dowry law: SC directs proper investigation before arrests

The SC has directed the District Legal Services Authorities to ensure dowry complaints are investigated properly before making arrests.

04 Dec 2016


Can't make dowry convictions without proof: HC

Acquitting a man and his family in a dowry-death case, the Delhi High Court observed that you cannot convict a man for dowry harassment without proof.