A bill to help people get justice and deter people against filing false dowry cases too in Bangladesh!



I recently came across this news item of September 2018. Bangladesh is a younger country than ours, yet they have a more progressive law. Why cannot India do the same? This is more about gender neutrality. Why cannot we ask for the same thing. 


Provision of 5 years jail for demanding dowry has been incorporated
The parliament on Sunday passed the Dowry Prohibition Bill, 2018 in an amended form keeping a provision of maximum five years imprisonment and Taka 50,000 as fines for demanding dowry.
State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki moved the bill in the House, which was passed unanimously by voice votes with Deputy Speaker Fazley Rabbi Mia in the chair, reports BSS.
Piloting the bill, the state minister said the proposed bill will replace the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1980 and amend the three subsequent ordinances promulgated on 1982, 1984 and 1986.
At the same time, the proposed bill has also incorporated a provision of five years jail and Tk50,000 as fines for filling false case against the dowry as the new provision was not included in the previous act, she said.
Earlier, the parliament sent the bill to the parliamentary standing committee on July 25 in 2018 for vetting.

Let the innocent be helped and let the guilty be punished. 

Where has it been said that women and their families cannot be guilty of filing false cases? Why do laws take such a long time to be modified in India as compared to other countries? Why cannot our lawmakers learn from other countries? Though the judiciary of Bangladesh will have to work hard to ensure that the victims of both sides are given justice, this step seems the right thing to do!

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