In a society where marriages are highly valued, Section 498-A of IPC both harms & protects. It addresses the issue of domestic violence, dowry harassment & gender equality but also raises concerns about justice and societal expectations like the arrest of an accused without investigation on a mere complaint, fake FIRs & impact on family relationships. Nearly 31,000 complaints of crimes committed against women had been received by the National Commission for Women (NCW) in 2022, the highest since 2014. Shocking!
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