New Delhi. Supreme Court In an important decision, has said that the definition of dowry should be wide. Under this, all the things that have been asked from the bride’s parents should come. Whether the demand is in the form of real estate, gold and silver or in the form of other goods. Even if money has been asked from the bride’s parents for the construction of the house, then she Dowry The demand of the same should be understood.
A bench of Justices AS Bopanna and Hima Kohli of the Supreme Court has given this decision. The court said that a definition which does not serve the purpose of the law, obstructs it, should be changed. Instead, a definition should be established, promoted, which serves the purpose of the law. anti-dowry law (Anti-Dowry Legislation) In the case of . This evil has penetrated deep into our society.
The Supreme Court bench said that in this regard, Section 304-B of the Indian Penal Code (Anti-Dowry Provision Of IPC) While considering the matters related to this, special care should be taken. Instead of understanding the definition of a legal provision in a fixed framework, it should be understood in a broader scope. A definition understood within the established narrow scope may not serve the true purpose of the legal provision. will interrupt her.
Giving this arrangement, the Supreme Court set aside a decision of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The High Court had acquitted her husband and father-in-law of the charges in the case of death of a woman due to dowry. The High Court had said that the woman herself had demanded money from her parents for the construction of a house for her in-laws. It cannot be considered as dowry.
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