Friday, 8 August 2014


Dowry also known as dahej in India is a social evil of our community. Dowry is a gift demanded or given as a precondition for a marriage. The Dowry Prohibition Act prohibits the request, payment or acceptance of a dowry as a consideration for marriage. Gifts given without a precondition are not considered dowry and are legal as they are known to be customary. Demanding dowry is punishable with a term of imprisonment not less than 6 months but which may extend to 2 years and fine up to Rs. 10,000. Taking dowry is punishable with imprisonment for a term not less than 5 years and with fine not less than Rs. 15,000. Stridhan is not considered as dowry. Read more at....

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