Dowry demand is not just restricted to India. There have been cases where wives have been harassed for Dowry in a foreign country. In such a situation:-
In India generally, cases go on for years and decades because of the overburdened judiciary system. This is one of the primary reasons leading the litigants to bear huge expenses.
With respect to the Dowry cases, the duration and costs involved depend on the following:-
During a marriage, the married couple receives several gifts from both sides. Some gifts, given out of pure willingness are a symbol of love and blessings to the newly wedded couple. Hence, every gift cannot be considered as Dowry. The difference between Dowry and gift is as follows:
Dowry Prohibition Officer plays an important role in ensuring that there is an effective implementation of the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961.
Dowry Prohibition Officers are appointed by the State Government for specific areas.
State Governments release a list of officers who would act as Dowry Prohibition Officers in the concerned district. For instance, Tamil Nadu has released a list of Social Welfare Officers who act as Dowry Prohibition Officer in their Districts. You may find the list of Social Welfare Officers by visiting this link: https://data.gov.in/resources/district-social-welfare-officers
You can get the name and contact details from the website and contact the concerned officer.More...
Across many parts of India, Dowry is demanded before marriage. If the bride's parents have not been able to fulfill such a demand, then the marriage is broken. Keeping this in mind, the Dowry Prohibition Act does take note of the situation wherein Dowry is demanded before marriage.
Under this Act, legal action can be taken if the Dowry is being demanded before marriage. It is because of the below-mentioned reason:
Under the Act, the definition of Dowry consists of property and valuable security given or agreed to be given before or during or after the marriage.More...
Getting or not getting Bail, in any case, depends upon the nature of an offense. If it is a bailable offense, then the accused can get Bail. However, if the offense is Non-Bailable, then you are not likely to get Bail. The position in cases of taking or giving of Dowry is as follows:-
In India, people who give Dowry generally do it because of the prevalent social practice. However, there are equally those sets of parents who give Dowry voluntarily. Under any circumstances, giving Dowry is not permitted under the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961.
Taking Dowry, generally by the groom's side, has been a matter of pride and practice in India. The law has tried to control this practice. Taking Dowry is not allowed under the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961. Punishment for taking Dowry is as follows:-
Dowry is different from Stridhan in various ways, although both the concepts would come into the picture at the time of marriage. The difference between dowry and Stridhan is as explained below:-
Taking and giving Dowry had been a long practice followed in India. This practice came to be prohibited through the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961. As per this Act, Dowry consists of:-