Golden Age for adulterous wives in India

Yes, it is certainly a golden  age for adulterous wives in India. Under Indian laws a wife can be denied maintenance, if she has committed adultery. But adultery is very difficult to prove, particularly against a women in an Indian court. The judiciary views women as innocent and a victim. Video and photographic proofs in support of that depend solely on the judge's discretion. The judge can simply set the proofs aside, saying these are fabricated.

But now India's National Commission for Women(NCW) wants to remove that adultery clause. In fact, NCW wants to go much ahead, as reported in the below news article. 

"(NCW) has suggested that apart from wife and children, a man should be liable to pay maintenance to stepchildren and stepparents, if any, and grandparents under section 125 of the code of criminal procedure (CrPc). In fact, NCW wants even adulterous women to be paid maintenance." 

and more..............
"The commission also wants the definition of wife to be expanded to include women who have lived with a man in a relationship in the nature of marriage or are wives under irregular or voidable marriages.
NCW has also proposed removing the word "illegimate" from section 125 (i) (b) and replacing it with "child", besides enlarging the section's purview to include adopted children and adult children who are unemployed and daughters who are unmarried."

God save the country. So if the wife is an immoral women, still the husband, has to cater to her demands. This is like rubbing salt on injury. 

SuperFreakonomics or SuperLies ?

In the book SuperFreakonomics On page 5, the book says that "more then 100,000 young Indian women die in fires every year, many of them "bride burnings" or other instances of domestic abuse."

 It was this sort of extremely false propaganda from the so called intellegentsia, that lead to the creation of extremely tyrannical laws like IPC 498A, Domestic violence act. Also the courts always treats the wife as a victim, and the husband as the perpetrator. Even if the wife  is lying blatantly, no punishment is given to her.

 The authors didn't even cared to check the real statistics so readily available on the internet. Indian govt publishes all crime statistics at The data from ncrb, says the official dowry death figure for the year 2008 is 8093. However, there is a dirty practise in India, in which  relatives of a women, mostly file a false dowry death case, with the sole motive to extort money from her husband. Most of these cases finally result in acquittal.

 Under emotion, people loose their balance of mind. Since these laws were created under emotionally charged atmosphere, they aren't balanced, with the result being, that these laws are ill drafted, and are wide open to interpretations, and hence are widely misused by unscrupulous Indian wives to extort money from their husbands.

More such false claims about India are made in the book, which also cast a  shadow of doubt on the authenticity of other so called research.