Need for Laws
Laws are meant for the
welfare and security
of the people. They serve as a means of bringing about
and establishing an
- In a traditionally unequal society like India, which is plagued by social evils such as dowry, female foeticide and alcoholism , the need for laws becomes even more important.
Social evils and the efforts made to stop their practice
are the harmful practices or customs that violate the basic values and norms of a society.
injustice, oppression, exploitation and discrimination
to certain sections of the society.
- They also hinder the social and economic development of the country.
It is the money or gifts given to the groom and his family by the bride’s family at the time of marriage.
It often leads to
torture and death
of the bride.
- The Dowry Prohibition Act (1961) prohibits giving and taking of dowry and prescribes imprisonment and fine for offenders.
It is the practice of killing a female foetus in the womb due to preference for sons.
It affects India’s
Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act (1994)
prohibits the determination and disclosure of the sex of the foetus and bans any advertisement of prenatal sex determination.
- It also prescribes imprisonment and fine for violators.