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The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

CONTENTS

Sections

Particulars

Preamble
Introduction
1 Short title, extent and commencement.
2 Definitions of ‘dowry’.
3 Penalty for giving or taking dowry.
4 Penalty for demanding dowry.
4A Ban on advertisement.
5 Agreement of giving or taking dowry to be void.
6 Dowry to be for the benefit of the wife or her heirs.
7 Cognizance of offences.
8 Offences to be cognizable for certain purposes and to be non-bailable and non-compoundable.
8A Burden of proof in certain cases.
8B Dowry Prohibition Officers.
9 Power to make rules.
10 Power of State Government to make rules.
APPENDIX
Rule THE DOWRY PROHIBITION (MAINTENANCE OF LIST OF PRESENTS TO THE BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM ) RULES, 1985

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