Political Science
Chapter 1 Class 8 Political Science - The Constitution and the Need

Why was the Dowry Prohibition Act passed? What do you know about it?



Answer by Student

  • The Dowry Prohibition Act was passed to prevent the practice of dowry , which is the demand of money or goods from the bride’s family by the groom’s family as a condition for marriage.

  • The Dowry Prohibition Act was enacted in 1961 and amended in 1984 and 1986 .

  • The Dowry Prohibition Act makes dowry a punishable offence , with imprisonment and a fine .
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