International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 1, PART B
Domestic violence act 2005 and section 498 A of Indian penal code: New trend to misuse and its remedy
Author(s): Dr. Pradeep Kumar
Background: Domestic violence Act and section 498A has been heavily being misused. The Supreme Court has termed it “Legal Terrorism. Abuse at home is perceived in gender-specific terms. In India only women are seen as victims. Men who complain of being attacked at home or harassed by their wives are often ignored. This is violation of basic human rights also. Aims: To study the misuse of Domestic Violence Act 2005 and Section 498 A of India. Methodology: Literature search of both electronic databases including PubMed and manual searches. Conclusion: Nowadays, especially in cities, wives torture their spouses and in-laws mentally and physically. This law is misguided attempt to enact legislation to grant women legal supremacy over men and to create a society where men are deprived of their rights. It needs immediate amendment in Parliament for the sake of justice and equity as well as protection from violation of basic human rights of men, his relatives and elderly.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Pradeep Kumar. Domestic violence act 2005 and section 498 A of Indian penal code: New trend to misuse and its remedy. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(1):73-76.