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Indian Court Protects the Wealthy from the Dowry Harassment Law

December 4, 2012

Mumbai, Nov 19, 2012

This is another example of how it the wealthiest in India who not only get away scot-free in cases of dowry harassment and abuse of women, but they even have the system of law and order protecting them.

Sheetal, one of the daughters-in-law of one of India’s wealthiest industrialist families, the Mafatlal family, had filed a dowry harassment and abuse case against her husband, her mother-in-law and other relatives of her husband’s family.  The Bombay High Court however intervened and prevented the police from even filing a case against the Mafatlal family.  Instead the court had directed that they settle their issues ‘amicably.’  Report here

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