Dowry Death in India

  • Reha Bhargav and Aryan Malik
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  • Reha Bhargav

    Student at B.S. Anangpuria Institute of Law, India

  • Aryan Malik

    Student at HIMT Group of Institutions, India

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Dowry has existed from the beginning of time. This idea has been discussed throughout history and is an old one. Despite being a long-standing tradition, dowries are still required and anticipated in order to accept a legitimate proposal during a wedding. In regions of Asia and Northern Africa, it is frequently observed. Many dowry-related conflicts result in violence against women, including acid assaults and murders, and these fatalities are referred to as "dowry deaths." Dowry is a kind of amount which is given by the parents of girl i.e., bride to the parents of boy i.e. groom, which might take the form of property or cash. At the wedding, the groom's family receives this cash. Most bride's families offer a dowry to keep their daughter content with the in-laws, but they are unaware that this practise can affect their offspring as well. Conservation of young females from the communal immoral is the duty of the government. For this purpose the state government has established various restrictions related to forbidding of the dowry such as ‘Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961’ and many more. There are various penal provisions inserted under act of 1961. There were many awareness and educational programme was run by government for reducing the rate related to dowry death.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 3267 - 3277


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