Anti-dowry law makes it wife-biased, discriminatory,and poorly formulated. A complaint from your wife or her family member can land husband and his entire family in jail without any investigation.
"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."
- Winston Churchill
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Now, Shankar Rao in dowry row
June 19, 2013
HYDERABAD: Former minister andSecunderabad Cantonment legislator PShankarRao's daughter-in-law VamsiPriya on Tuesday approached the AP High Court with a writ petition seeking the arrest of her her husbandShashank, father-in-law ShankarRao, mother-in-law VishwaShanti and sister-in-law Sushmita.
Charging them with harassing her and treating her in an inhuman way and the police with inaction, Vamsi Priya sought a direction to the police to act on her complaint forthwith. Earlier, a criminal court directed the accused legislator, his wife, daughter and son to surrender before the police and surrender the passports to avail bail. But that did not happen. Police too did not act because they are scared of acting against a bigwig like Shankar Rao, the petitioner said.
According to the complaint, Shankar Rao's daughter-in-law returned to her parents house after parting ways with her husband and it was only from then the problems for Vamsi Priya started. She sought the immediate arrest of Shankar Rao and his family members.