The Rise of Legal Terrorism: A Socio Legal Issue

  • Sarthak Bhatia
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  • Sarthak Bhatia

    Student at Chandigarh University, India

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This research work titled “The Rise of Legal Terrorism; A Socio Legal Issue” is authors original research work wherein he has explored and attempted to portray two distinct situations one where women are being harassed and are subjected to cruelty, by their spouses. Females who were considered as the vulnerable section of our society and encountered domestic violence in their marital homes. Section 498A of the Indian penal code was a provision which was implemented to help impuissant women subjected to such domestic violence. The ugly facet of the aforementioned provision, which is described in the research's latter section, is, however, its primary focus. How various women in the society have weaponised such provisions against their spouses. The increase in feminism and urbanization has created a well for men in this society, Various case laws wherein men were subjected to such disparities due to subsequent legal stipulations have also been mentioned. With the evolution of the society law needs rectification to remove the intricacies that emanated over time. Due to a lack of legislative protections, men in our nation are currently targets of legal terrorism. Legal terrorism in nothing but men bearing the brunt of provision which initially came into being to help vulnerable females, but is widely used as a weapon against innocent spouses. A fraction of females in our society have developed a modicum out of such momentous and sacrosanct provisions. Nonetheless, for the sake of the readers' convenience, additional offensive and defensive remedies that a man can utilise in such circumstances are also herewith mentioned in this research work. The author has also quoted suitable national crime bureau records for better discernment of the issue. Lastly, pertinent remarks and recommendations about the said issue has been made in conclusion.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 281 - 292


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