Dowry Death: Implications of law

K. S. Latha, R. Narendra

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Abstract

The giving of dowry on marriage is a widespread custom in India, but the attitude of society towards this practice is neither uniform nor consistent. 'Dowry death' is the result of a unique form of violence suffered by Indian women. The existing legal provisions relating to dowry and dowry deaths are summarized, and the role of the Indian Penal Code is discussed. Case reports are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalMedicine, Science and the Law
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1998
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy
  • Law

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