Dowry Demand

Dowry is that the demand of money or gifts like automotive, property, jewellery, furnishings etc. by the groom’s family as a pre-condition to wedding. Once these demands don’t seem to be met or part met by the bride’s family, young ladies square measure pestered and tortured by their husbands and in-laws that, in some cases, ends up in their death by suicide or murder.

Every now and then dowry deaths are reportable in India. Official figures from India’s National Crime Records Bureau reveal that 233 young ladies, several of them new brides, were killed in alleged ‘dowry deaths’ in 2012. A girl is killed each hour as a result of her family did not meet her husband and in-laws’ demands for higher gift payments and lavish gifts.

Another supply reportable twenty four,771 gift deaths in India within the last 3 years. As per National Crime Records Bureau knowledge, the country has recorded 348,000 cases of cruelty by husband or his relative. 24,771 gift deaths reportable in last three years. The accuracy of those figures have received an excellent deal of scrutiny from critics who believe gift deaths square measure is systematically under-reported.
This is despite the very fact that gift is against the law in India. The gift Prohibition Act 1961, prohibits the request, payment or acceptance of a gift. Gifts given while not a precondition don’t seem to be thought-about gift, and square measure legal. Asking or giving of gift may be tortured by Associate in Nursing imprisonment of up to 6 months, or a fine of up to ₹5000 (US$75, £50 or A$100).


Affluent families (multimillionaires) raise luxury cars as a part of gift. One amongst my friends from faculty was found hanging within the lavatory when three years of her wedding below suspicious circumstances. She left behind a year-old kid. I don’t grasp whether or not her husband was answerable for her death or not, however she was in no way the sort of person to kill, given her cheerful nature.


There is additionally a region of the Indian society that considers gift pure evil and neither pays nor demands gift. Dowry could be a blot on the Indian culture and that I forestall to the day once no adult female needs to lose her life or peace of mind thanks to it.

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