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THE DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT, 1980

(ACT NO. XXXV OF 1980).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 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:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1.Short title and commencement
2.Definition
3.Penalty for giving or taking dowry
4.Penalty for demanding dowry
5.Agreement for giving or taking dowry to be void
6.[Omitted]
7.Cognizance of offences
8.Offence to be non cognizable, etc.
9.Power to make rules
 
 

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