Increasing cases of Misuse of Section 498A
Section 498A deals with a woman's right to file a complaint against her in-laws and get them arrested on grounds of abuse (dowry, physical, mental, etc..) . Filing a dowry case is as easy as ordering a pizza.
Eminent lawyer Bishnu Charan Ghosh says, “As a lawyer I have never come across such gross abuse of any of the provisions of any Act as I am experiencing in 498A IPC cases”.
Read on about its blatant misuse:
Some brides are ‘villains’, not victims: lawyers
Check Dowry Law Misuse by Women : HC
Taipei Times - Bitterness of wives leads to abuse of India's anti-dowry laws
Question is: Why Should A Law Exist Allowing For Arrest Of People Just Because Someone Filed A Complaint - NO , NOT EVEN PRELIMNARY INVESTIGATION REQUIRED !!!
It assumes in other words: Victims are guilty till proven innocent.
It is hard to find equivalent of such strange laws in rest of the world.
An extensive blog on this subject