But there are also a very high number of highly intelligent doctors, engineers, MBA’s and professors whom the Indian government considers dreaded criminals that too on totally unproven charges. These are the criminals booked falsely on totally unproven charges under the infamous and probably most widely abused law in the IPC, the infamous Anti Dowry law (498A).
These so called criminals are brilliant in their professional fields and do not know anything about the magnitude of corruption in the Indian Police and Judiciary, They find themselves listed alongside dreaded criminals and then a worldwide hunt is initiated by the Indian Police to give justice to the unscrupulous wife who in her harassment report almost always claim (without evidence) that she was not given good food to eat and that makes her husband a dreaded criminal.
The abuse of international law ends finally
What the American and French governments can see the Indian government does not seem to see or understand. After years of issuing the Interpol red corner notice for totally unproven charges for “catching“innocent, highly educated, wealthy and bright NRI’s under India’s infamous section 498A of the IPC (the Anti Dowry law) Americans and French are now no longer willing to aid this Indian extortion racket that India is running in the guise of the women’s protection and empowerment. The American state department had many years ago issued travel warnings to its citizens marrying in India to be careful of the Indian dowry laws and its misuse. The grooms targeted under this law are mostly wealthy and highly educated doctors, engineers, scientists and businessmen who are highly successful and have proven themselves in a foreign land. These people are threatened by the unscrupulous wives in collusion with the police to shell out crores of rupees as compromise amounts or find their names alongside dreaded international terrorists or drug smugglers. The wives and their families in collusion with the police issue Red corner notices that these people now become international criminals. Some states abuse the system more than others.
Andhra Pradesh and Punjab in particular have seen the most abuse of law.
The greedy family members from the Bride’s side fix marriages with NRI grooms and file 498A’s as soon as the marriage is solemnized. The compromise amounts is normally in crores and is negotiated in Police stations or crime against woman cells in collusion with corrupt policewomen, who then get a fare share of the booty.
The abuse of the law has now reached far lands and the United States National Public Radio has also reported on the abuse of section 498A law, first hand.
Here are some well known statistics on the abuse of Section 498A
1) 498A has arrested more than 120,000 women in the last 4 years on totally unproven charges.
2) More than 52,000 Indian husbands commit suicide every year unable to bear the harassment and the ignominy of these false cases. (Source National Crime records bureau). The number of married women committing suicide is 26,000 (half the number of married men)
3) The corrupt Indian justice system is driven by bribes and political support. It takes decades before the innocent get justice.
4) 98 per cent of all cases filed under this section are found to be false and are filed with ulterior motives.
5) The Supreme Court of India has called the misuse of section 498A as “Legal Terrorism” , the president of India has warned against misuse of the Anti Dowry Law , The chairperson of the National Commission for women has called for an to the Anti Dowry law abuse.
6) Numerous judges of various Indian High courts have condemned the misuse of this law and called for its amendment. But this has not stopped or reduced the misuse of the law. The misuse has only increased, since there is no punishment for misusing even if it is proven beyond reasonable doubt that the entire case was false to begin with.