If any woman is having problems with her marriage, by filling cases under the Dowry Act she can force her husband to pay huge alimony. They assume that it is their right to abuse the husband as the law has empowered them with certain rights
When some of these dissatisfied wives/ex-wives are asked to compromise they misuse IPC 498A and DV Act. They concoct a reason for doing so. Sometimes, they seek sympathy in order to cover up their lies and gain public sympathy. At other times they march semi-naked after informing the media beforehand. How dare the husband and in-laws question their behavior? They should know better than that!
They assume that it is their right to abuse the husband and in-laws simply because the law has empowered them with certain rights. These rights are the ’legal tools’ to extort money (dowry law / domestic violence / alimony / rape case / sexual harassment) that were provided to them by a weak-kneed legislature, which succumbed to pressure from feminist groups. It is obvious that the leaders of the feminist groups (male-hating divorcees/spinsters/lesbians) do not believe in the sanctity of the institution of marriage and simply want to destroy the Indian family.
If any women is having problems with her marriage, filing flimsy cases under the Dowry Act will solve their immediate problems. These laws get them divorce and force men to pay huge amount of alimony. For the Indian judiciary, whatever these women say is right. As women are notorious for their tears they make a show of it and everyone believes their dramatic pleas.
There are numerous cases that were filed against the members of the legislature where the police refused to file the complaints and if the complaints were filed, the courts disposed them off within six months. This makes it obvious that the members of the legislature know that they are above the purview of all the bad laws that they have enacted. Therefore, the legislature (rather than face dharnas and gheraos by the women’s unions) prefers to turn a blind eye towards the misuse of such laws by abusive women.
Therefore, abusive women will continue to misuse 498a and other gender-biased laws to show that they have the ability to continue their abuse and make their victims look like criminals. After all, it is all ’tax-free money from heaven’ and it is their birthright and their golden goose.