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Divya (nil)     23 January 2012

Dowry giver prosecution

There is confusion wrt  Dowry Act....One side it states that dowry givers are prosecuted like dowry takers...

Other side there is Sec 7(3) of the Dowry Act wherein it provides for the protection from prosecution to the person aggrieved by the offence under the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

each female & her family who does 498a will always state that dowry is given because its demanded.....(even if that is not true)

In such scenario what is the prosecution so that a case can be filed against "Dowry Givers"


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Manoj Choudhary (Advocate)     23 January 2012

This is sheer abuse of law.. No case is being filed by police against dowry givers till date..That is why it is called gender biased laws.

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Government should encourage to file case against 498a Filers, why they gave dowry at first place knowing giving dowry is also crime, then why cry foul if daughter is been harassed for dowry.
So it should work for Both, But sadly our HONEST judiciary do not recognise abetment in Crime i.e. given Dowry

Shonee Kapoor (Legal Evangelist - TRIPAKSHA)     24 January 2012

The immunity is only to the informant and not others.





Shonee Kapoor

Divya (nil)     24 January 2012

HELLO Mr. shonee ...I am not clear with your reply.....Informant & not others???

Pls clearly explain as to who is the informant acc to u?

Shonee Kapoor (Legal Evangelist - TRIPAKSHA)     25 January 2012

Informant is the de-facto complainant.


Like it could be the lady who has lodged the complaint, but all others like parents of the lady, siblings and uncles of the baby who gave dowry won't be immune to prosecution.


Shonee Kapoor

Harsh (Manager)     12 March 2013

Shonee, if the law is so clear is it still not possible to prosecute the givers minus the informant?So many such cases

were dismissed by HCs i guess.

Shonee Kapoor (Legal Evangelist - TRIPAKSHA)     13 March 2013

Indeed, they were dismissed. 


Because they were not rightly put forth.






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Harsh (Manager)     13 March 2013

Ray of Hope, how many will follow now? :)

Harsh (Manager)     13 March 2013

shonee - pls check your PM

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