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shanthi kumar

About Me: 

I am a Indian women from Tamil Nadu, India. (Later immigrated to USA). I have come from a Middle class family with traditional value. I am a victim of the most commonly misused law in Indian the draconian IPC 498a(Commonly known as Dowry law). Me and my whole family was unjustly sent to Jail by my Sister-in-law as part of her plan to take revenge against her husband that is my brother and in an effort to extort money. My family is very atheistic and follow principals of Periyar. I have been brought up with those ideology of women education, equality, no cast system. Mine and my brothers marriage were inter-cast marriage and no dowry was involved. My sister in law who had a bad relationship with her husband due to mere incompatibility, chose to break the marriage and to take revenge on her husband by implicating whole of his family members including me and my Husband in a false and fabricated case under IPC 498a and put us behind bars. I am living with my husband on the other side of the globe, far away for my brother and have hardly met my sister-in-law twice. It was a well planned and utterly motivated case which was filed when we visited India for 2 weeks and were put behind bars. We have to delay our trip back to USA for 4-5 months. These days women misuse laws like IPC 498a to harass and take revenge and in this process lot of women like me were being harassed. I came across lot of families with lot of women like me who were falsely implicated in IPC 498a. It is high time to change this law, which is of late being used by unscrupulous women to harass innocent women in India. I decided to fight for women like me who is been a victim of the legal terrorism by IPC498a (As described by the honorable Supreme court of India)

My Languages: 
Tamil, English

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