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The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1980
( ACT NO. XXXV Of 1980 )
[ 26th December, 1980 ]
An Act to prohibit the taking or giving of dowry in marriages.
WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision to prohibit the taking or giving of dowry in marriages;
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
Short title and commencement
1. (1) This Act may be called the
Dowry Prohibition Act, 1980
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint.
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