Please join StudyMode to read the full document. This helps the girls in question and the groom to start a home of their own. However, it is very sad that this custom has been vitiated in our times, and the system has become a menace, a social evil in our society. Infact, quite often, the greedy groom or his parents do demand gift in cash or kind such as a motor car, video, etc. Then they are caught between the devil and the deep sea. Breaking off the wedding at the last minute brings infamy to the girl.
A study of socio-etiological aspects in dowry death cases
A legal study on Dowry Deaths In India- ipleaders
The dowry system in India  refers to the durable goods, cash, and real or movable property that the bride's family gives to the groom, his parents and his relatives as a condition of the marriage. The dowry system can put great financial burden on the bride's family. The Dowry Prohibition Act defines dowry: "Dowry means any property or valuable security given or agreed to be given either directly or indirectly - a by one party in marriage to the other party in marriage; or b by the parents of either party to a marriage or by any other person to either party to marriage or to any other persons;at or before or after the marriage as consideration for the marriage of the said parties, but does not include dower or mahr in the case of persons to whom the Muslim Personal law applies. A court judgement  clarifies the legal definition of dowry as. Article 3 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, specifies that the penalty for giving or taking dowry does not apply to presents that are given at the time of a marriage to the bride or groom is when no demand for them has been made. Although Indian laws against dowries have been in effect for decades, they have been largely criticised as being ineffective. Section A of the Indian Penal Code required the groom and his family to be automatically arrested if a wife complains of dowry harassment.
Dowry And Dowry Prohibtion Act, 1961
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Dowry is one of the most wicked, revolting, and condemnable practices that have been distressing the Indian society. This immorality is well acquainted to people in forms of cash and valuables goods given by the bride's family to the groom's family along with the bride.
Short title and commencement 2. Rules in accordance with which lists of presents are to be maintained Dowry Prohibition Act, 1. Short title, extent and commencement 2.