498A The Wedding Gift – Misuse of anti-dowry law

One of the most abused provisions of law, the most misused, and the one with far reaching ramifications on institution of marriage – Section 498A of Indian Penal Code – has found a new media to educate the masses and government alike on the need to review the said provision of law.

Recently, director Suhaib Ilyasi’s film ‘498A – The Wedding Gift’ was screened in the capital. The film is about the misuse of the IPC section 498A – the dowry law. Suhaib said, “Section 498A is the need of the hour but it is so handy that it is being used wrongly. If a woman is not happy with her marriage, she tries to take her in-laws and husband to court through this law. Delhi has a racket where girls marry rich industrialists and later use section 498A to take money from them.”

A poignant scene from the movie…

‘498A The Wedding Gift’ is a new upcoming movie starring  Alok Nath, Farida Jalal, Supriya Karnik, Deepak Tijori, with the leads played by new comers Harsh Nagar and Shrishti Gautam. The stars of the movie talk about their movie which is based on section 498A of the Indian Law which deals with dowry cases and is severely misused. Watch to find out more….

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