Mumbai, 13th October 2022: The High Court has taken cognizance of the expenses incurred for court battles are also huge.
The cases of domestic violence for dowry are increasing day by day and the party couple, and their relatives come to Mumbai from other cities and villages to come to the High Court. The High Court has taken cognizance of all the trouble that the expenses incurred for court battles are also huge.
At the same time, the High Court has advised the Central Government to consider the state government’s bill to settle the cases through compromise with the permission of the lower court regarding the allegation of violence for dowry (Section 498A of IPC).
A bench of Justice Revati Mohite-Dere and Justice Prithviraj Chavan directed the Central Government to settle the cases filed under Section 498A through compromise with the permission of the trial courts.
Apart from the inconvenience caused to the parties, the offenses under Section 498A can be settled through compromise with the permission of the court, saving valuable time of the court. The court while instructing the central government also pointed out that the Andhra Pradesh government had made a provision in this regard in 2003 itself.
In 1992, the High Court stated that the crime of domestic violence should be disposed of through compromise and make it a bailable offense. The court said in the order that various Law Commission reports have also given clear recommendations in this regard.