(Act No. 8 of 27)

[October 8, 20]

Dowry Prohibition Act, 1980, prohibiting the adoption and giving of dowry during marriage or before or during marital relations, a law made for the purpose of enacting a new law in response to the needs of the period, considering its provisions.

Because it is expedient and necessary to re-enact a new law in response to the needs of the time, considering the provisions of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1980 (Act no. XXXV of 1980), that prohibits dowry adoption and giving during marriage or during marital relations;

Therefore, the law is hereby made as follows: –

Short title and introduction

  1. (3) This Act shall be called the dowry prohibition act, 20.

(2) It shall be effective immediately.


  1. Unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context, –

(a) “party” means, for the purposes of this Act, the parents of the bridegroom or bride or groom or bridegroom or the parent of the bridegroom or bridegroom’s parents, or directly involved with the marriage. The bride or the bridegroom; And

(B) “dowry” means the marriage contract, whether directly or indirectly, by a party to the marriage or on the condition of the continuation of the marriage, as a precondition for the establishment of a marital relationship between the parties to the marriage. Money or any other property agreed to be donated or provided on behalf of the other, regardless of Muslim personal law (Sharia) (H) It shall not include gifts of any kind given to any party by the relatives, friends or well-wishers of the parties of the marriage at the time of marriage, in respect of persons who apply.

Penalty for claiming dowry

  1. If one of the parties, whether directly or indirectly, makes a dowry claim to the other party, it shall be an offense under this Act and for that reason he shall be imprisoned for a maximum period of five (five) years but not more than one (one) year. 1 (Fifty Thousands) shall be punishable with fine or both.

Penalty for giving or receiving dowry, etc.

  1. If either party of the marriage gives or accepts the dowry or assists in the granting or adoption of the dowry, or contracts for the payment or acceptance of the dowry, then his act shall be a crime and hence he shall have not more than five (five) years but a minimum of one (one) year. Imprisonment shall be punishable by a fine or fine of Rs.

The dowry agreement is fruitless

  1. For the purposes of this Act, any agreement regarding the payment or acceptance of dowry shall be void.

Penalty for filing false cases, etc.

  1. If a person files a lawsuit or charges against a person for the purpose of harming another person, without giving him a reasonable or lawful reason to sue or complain under this Act, he may be imprisoned for a maximum of five (five) years or a maximum of 5 (fifty). Thousand) shall be punished with fine or both.

Criminality, bailworthiness, etc.

  1. Offenses committed under this Act shall be enforceable, non-bailable and non-bailable.

Criminal justice, and so on

  1. The provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act No. V of 1898) shall apply to any investigation, trial, appeal and other related offense committed under this Act.

Power to make rules

  1. The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules for the purposes of this Act.

Cancellation and custody

  1. (4) With the implementation of this Act, the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1980 (Act No. XXXV of 1980), then referred to as the Act, was hereby repealed.

(2) Notwithstanding the repeal under sub-section (1), any case filed under the said Act is pending, or if any case is under investigation or proceeding, it shall continue as if the Act was not repealed.