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What is the punishment for taking dowry?

Answered: 1 years ago Category: Dowry

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:-


  1. Imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than five years, and with the fine which shall not be less than fifteen thousand rupees or the amount of the value of such Dowry, whichever is more.
  2. For adequate and special reasons, the court may impose a sentence of imprisonment for less than five years.

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