The National Commission for Women (NCW) organised a National Consultation on ‘Marital Cruelty and Section 498-A of Indian Penal Code’ on 13th January, 2016. The objective was to look into the concerns
raised as a result of the decision of Arnesh Kumar v State of Bihar, especially on the dilution of stringency, deterrence for victims and apprehensions regarding the misuse of the section. The details of the Consultation and recommendations are given on Annexure IV.
The suggested recommendations were sent to Ministry of Women & Child Development for further necessary action.
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