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Does the law punish even those who give Dowry?

Answered: 1 years ago Category: Dowry

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. 


  1. If someone still gives Dowry, then it would be in contravention of the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961. The persons concerned may be punished for giving Dowry.
  2. The punishment for Dowry is imprisonment for a minimum period of 5 years and a minimum fine of INR 15,000 or the the value of Dowry whichever is higher.

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