Dowry Death Cases With Special Reference to Kamlesh Singh VS Vishwaraj Singh
K.G Sri Durga Priya1, C. Renuga2,
1K.G Sri Durga Priya, 5th year, Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, SIMATS, Chennai.
2C. Renuga, Assistant professor of Law, Saveetha school of Law, Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai.
Manuscript received on October 14, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 1242-1246 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: L33291081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3329.119119
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Abstract: The present study is about inhuman crimes which has its origin from dowry. It enables a detailed discussion on the timely interference of a judiciary which was considered as a new dimension in developing women’s rights against exploitation in the name of dowry. The objective of this paper was to study about the aftermath ill effects on the victims of dowry offences and continued significance of such draconian practice even in modern era. The word dowry is almost synonyms with indian women. Dowry is considered as a sacramental and indispensable custom of marriage especially in Hindu religion which turned into an illegal practices of the society due to its inhuman nature.According to manu shastra ,women were regarded as lower class of people which denotes that they were undeclared slaves of such patriarchal society and such society never let women for observance of equality in marital relationship. In addition to that women’s dignity is oppressed and questioned by such draconian practices like dowry. Shortcut of dowry indicating low status for women. Ineffective implementation of stringent laws which curbs death deaths indicates the deficiency of government machineries in protecting women’s life. It also makes an attempt to investigate the legal instruments which related to the prohibition of dowry in India. The information acquired from this study show that Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 took its significance and authority from section 498-A and section 304-B which was enumerated in Indian penal code, but Article 51-A of the constitution remains ineffective because such provisions were never considered as an enforceable before a court of law as it was lies in directive principles of state policy which will not bind any government machineries and it was merely a discretionary provision .In recent trends, education is considered as a tool for increasing their bargaining power in dowry negotiations instead of providing social awareness.Judiciary should ensure effective government machinery to implement the stringent laws along with the legal punishment, to do away with this evil practice. the purpose of this study random sampling method has been used There are a total of 1489 samples collected with regard to this study.
Keywords: Custom, Dignity, Government Machinery, Judicial Activism, Inequality, Stringent laws.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences