Dowry in simple words forcefully demanding something after marriage
The things given at the time of marriage as gifts is considered as " stri dhan"
Girls can claim this stri dhan if there is problem after marriage under IPC 406 which is most miss used law. Girls gernally make false list and demand huge amt
So to prevent such situation there is DOWRY PROBATION ACT
presents which are given at the time of marriage to the bridegroom (without any demand having been made in that behalf):
Provided that such presents are entered in a list maintained in accordance with rules made under this Act;
Provided further that where such presents are made by or on behalf of the bride or any person related to the bride, such presents are of a customary nature and the value thereof is not excessive having regard to the financial status of the person by whom, or on whose behalf, such presents are given
Rules in accordance with which lists of presents are to be maintained.-(1) The list of presents which are given at the time of the marriage to the bride shall be maintained by the bride.
(2) The list of present which are given at the time of the marriage to the bridegroom shall be maintained by the bridegroom.
Every list of presents referred to in sub-rule (1) or sub-rule (2),-
(a) shall be prepared at the time of the marriage or as soon as possible after the marriage:
(b) shall be in writing;
(c) shall contain,-
(i) a brief descriptttion of each present;
(ii) the approximate value of the present;
(iii)the name of the person who has given the present; and
(iv)where the person giving the present is related to the bride or bridegroom, a descriptttion of such relationship;
(d) shall be signed by both the bride and the bridegroom