A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO IPC 498A
People don’t know what to do when a 498A case is registered against them. For those of you who
may have an inkling of the impending danger, and are looking for information, I hope to shed some
light on how to survive the initial onslaught, which is also the most harrowing and critical part of this
ordeal known as IPC 498A.
Man or woman, young or old, regardless of marital status, if you have an estranged `Bahu’ (daughter
in law) in your family, whether she is living/lived/never lived with you, you can be jailed under IPC
Section 498A based on a complaint in the police station. The objective of the ‘Bahu’ and her parents
is to subject you and your family to an ordeal designed to break your will and ensure that you give in
to their demands.
A case will go on for 3 to 7 years. Be prepared to fight. Also be prepared to lose some of your most
productive years professionally while you are fighting this. Be pr
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