Dowry is anything of value, including cash and property, which is given by either the bride’s family to groom’s family or by the groom’s family to the bride’s family as a condition of marriage. Indian law makes it illegal to give, take, demand as well as advertise for dowry.


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1. Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.
2. Dowry Prohibition (Maintenance of Lists of Presents to the Bride and Bridegroom) Rules, 1985.
3. Indian Penal Code, 1860.
4. Indian Evidence Act, 1872.
5. Mohammad Miya & Ors. V. The State of Uttar Pradesh and Anr., (2018(10)SCALE676).