Dowry Law in India

Dowry Law In India

The payment of a dowry gift, often financial, has a long history in many parts of the world. In India, the payment of a dowry was prohibited in 1961 under Indian civil law and subsequently by Sections 304B and 498a of the Indian Penal Code were enacted to make it easier for the wife to seek redress from potential harassment by the husband's family. Dowry laws have come under criticism as they have been misused by women and their families.

In India, there are civil laws, criminal laws and special legislative acts against the tradition of Dowry. Someone accused of taking dowry is therefore subject to a multiplicity of legal processes.

Read more about Dowry Law In India:  The Dowry Prohibition (DP) Act, IPC Section 406, IPC Section 304B, IPC Section 498A, Domestic Violence Act (2005/2006)

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