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As per Indian Law, what does Dowry consist of?

Answered: 1 years ago Category: Dowry

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:-

  1. Any property or valuable security which was given presently or promised to be given in the future
  2. Valuable security consists of any document by which a legal right is affected
  3. The property or valuable security can be given in a direct manner or indirect
  4. It is typically given by the bride's family to the groom or his family

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