Dowry Death: A Neglected Public Health Issue in India

  • Samarth
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    Student at KIIT School of Law, India.

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From the womb to the grave, women are victims. The demand for dowry, as well as the killing for dowry, are examples of victimization. The family are concerned about the future, which begins with the arrival of a girl kid solely for the sake of dowry. “Since I do murder her presently; someday she can murder me economically and another person will blaze them for the sake of money.” This is the justification of would-be parents of a girl child when deciding to take her own life early. Dowry is a pecuniary either in payment offered by the newly-wed to the husband's family in gratitude for the bride being given away in an Indian marriage. The government has taken initiatives to improve the status of women in society, together with enacting specific provisions namely the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961 and the Indian Penal Code, 1860, that also prohibits the request, offer, and grab the dowry. Notwithstanding such legislation, the procedure of marriage settlements and the occurrence of dowry demise exist in India.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 384 - 389


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