Dowry law no licence to settle scores: SC in 2005 ! Yes courts knew this decades ago !!

Dowry law no license to settle scores: SC

June 2005

R. VENKATARAMAN
New Delhi, July 21: The Supreme Court today warned that misuse of anti-dowry laws could unleash a “new legal terrorism”.

A division bench of Justices Arijit Pasayat and H.K. Sema said provisions in the laws are often being misused to settle personal scores.

“Merely because the provisions are constitutional’ that does not give a licence to unscrupulous persons to wreck personal vendetta or unleash harassment,” the bench said.

The judges said “it may become necessary for the legislature” to find “appropriate” ways to deal with people behind “frivolous complaints or allegations”, as the laws do not give any directions in this regard.

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