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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2020, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 83) Last page : ( 86)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2020.00014.5

Analysis of Section 498A of IPC in the Light of Judgments of the Apex Court and High Court

Dr. Rao Priya1, Tiwari Abhay Kumar2,*

1Assistant Professor, S.O.S. In Law, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur

2Research Scholar, S.O.S. In Law, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur

*Corresponding Author Email: assureabhay@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2020.


This law was mainly aimed to protect married women from being harassed or subjected to cruelty by husbands and/or their relatives and curbing dowry harassment. Unfortunately, this law has been misused to harass men and their families rather than protect genuine female victims of harassment. The paper shows the analytical study of the Section 498A their application, scope and extent in today perspective. The paper also gives suggestion to government for the proper implementation of the law. The relevant case laws of the Apex Court and various High Courts related to 498A are also laid down.



Constitutional, Matrimonial, Cruelty, Divorce, Maintenance, Supreme Court, Harassment, Dowry, Marriage, Bailable, Compoundable, Cognizable, Jeopardy, Perjury.


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