Kerala High Court upholds Section 498A IPC conviction of man in "irregular" interfaith marriage

The Hindu woman, who had married the Muslim man in 2000, had died after consuming acid in 2002. The Court found that she was subjected to dowry-related harassment, although not shortly before her death.
Section 498A IPC, Kerala High Court
Section 498A IPC, Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court recently upheld the conviction of a Muslim man under Section 498A of the the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for subjecting his Hindu wife to cruelty and harassment over the non-fulfilment of a dowry demand, although the Court noted that the marriage was considered "irregular" under Muslim personal law.

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