Dowry

Vantage Point: Former untouchables, contemporary invisibles: Why the SC/ST Act matters, and why the Supreme Court needs to ensure justice

The SC has pulled a balancing act before with empowering laws. It needs only to look at dowry if it wants to ensure justice with the SC/ST Act.

Apr 04, 2018, 13:59 PM IST
Only tall dreams matter: Three-foot bride and groom show love conquers all

Only tall dreams matter: Three-foot bride and groom show love conquers all

Monali Kavle and Sandip Geete showed that where there's love, there's a way. And just for the record, both said a big no to dowry.

Mar 15, 2018, 18:32 PM IST
Andhra techie tries to electrocute wife for giving birth to girl, arrested

Andhra techie tries to electrocute wife for giving birth to girl, arrested

A software professional in Andhra Pradesh has been arrested for allegedly trying to kill his wife by electrocuting her.

Feb 05, 2018, 12:25 PM IST
Declare money received from in-laws: Haryana govt tells new joinees

Declare money received from in-laws: Haryana govt tells new joinees

People joining Haryana government services will have to adhere to anti-dowry laws by declaring items, assets and money they received from their in-laws, an official release said.

Jan 21, 2018, 23:31 PM IST
Woman accuses husband of dowry harrasment, running flesh trade in UP's Basti

Woman accuses husband of dowry harrasment, running flesh trade in UP's Basti

A woman has filed a complaint against her husband in Uttar Pradesh's Basti district for allegedly harrasing her for dowry and running a sex racket, the police said on Sunday. The complaint was filed last Friday, along with a few audio clips, which have been sent for probe, said SP Sankalp Sharma.

Jan 21, 2018, 23:27 PM IST
UP man living in Saudi gives triple talaq to wife via SMS

UP man living in Saudi gives triple talaq to wife via SMS

Victim's father has not registered a police complaint claiming that the divorce process is complete

Jan 06, 2018, 18:36 PM IST

Watch: Woman beaten, forced out of home for dowry in Hyderabad

A video has surfaced from Hyderabad which shows a woman been beaten for dowry. The woman was forcibly expelled from home.

Nov 20, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
This Bihar govt video is a slap to those seeking dowry - watch

This Bihar govt video is a slap to those seeking dowry - watch

In association with UNICEF, the Bihar government released the video in October.

Oct 29, 2017, 10:57 AM IST
Nitish Kumar says, to invite me for marriage, speak out that no dowry has been taken

Nitish Kumar says, to invite me for marriage, speak out that no dowry has been taken

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had on October 2 launched a campaign against dowry and child marriage 

Oct 09, 2017, 19:24 PM IST

Bihar begins campaign against child marriage, dowry

A massive campaign against child marriage and dowry was launched in Bihar on Monday, officials said.

Oct 02, 2017, 13:28 PM IST
SC rules out immediate arrest in dowry cases, directs states to form family welfare committee

SC rules out immediate arrest in dowry cases, directs states to form family welfare committee

Putting an end to immediate arrests in dowry harassment cases, under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code (IPC) , the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that police can not take 'coercive' action without conducting a preliminary inquiry. The court's order came in the wake of alleged misuse of the anti-dowry harassment law framed in 1983.

Jul 28, 2017, 06:59 AM IST

Dowry death: Three of family sentenced to 10 years jail in UP

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5000 each on the convicts.

Jul 26, 2017, 15:43 PM IST
UP: Woman attacked with knife by in-laws over property dispute in Vrindavan, brother-in-law arrested

UP: Woman attacked with knife by in-laws over property dispute in Vrindavan, brother-in-law arrested

In an another case of dowry-related violence, a woman was allegedly attacked with a knife by her in-laws over a property dispute in Uttar Pradesh's Vrindavan.

Jul 19, 2017, 09:45 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh: Bride walks out of marriage after groom demands SUV

Angry over the sudden demand, the bride's family members closed the doors of the banquet hall, not allowing the groom's family to leave the venue.

Jul 17, 2017, 19:59 PM IST

Woman strangulated to death by in-laws for dowry in Uttar Pradesh

A 26-year-old woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her in-laws over dowry demand at Khampur village in the district, police said on Monday.

Jun 19, 2017, 10:16 AM IST
Wedding called off in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur over absence of beef dishes from menu

Wedding called off in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur over absence of beef dishes from menu

In a bizarre incident, a wedding was called off in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh by the bride's family after the groom's side cited absence of beef dishes from the menu. 

Jun 18, 2017, 09:48 AM IST
Father of Ph.D. student, who committed suicide in Delhi campus, says it was a mistake to send his daughter to IIT, should have saved money for dowry

Father of Ph.D. student, who committed suicide in Delhi campus, says it was a mistake to send his daughter to IIT, should have saved money for dowry

Manjula Devak was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her room at 7:38 pm in Nalanda Apartments in the IIT-Delhi campus on Tuesday.

Jun 01, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Chhattisgarh: Groom arrested after bride files complaint over ''dowry demand''

The evil of dowry remains a menace till date in several parts of the country, but women are rising against the archaic practice and standing up for their rights.

May 30, 2017, 11:20 AM IST

Greater Noida: Married woman commits suicide by setting herself ablaze; in-laws booked for dowry

A married woman on Friday committed suicide by pouring kerosene oil and setting herself ablaze in Jewar Nagar here.

May 19, 2017, 20:40 PM IST

Girl ends life as parents didn't have money to marry her off

Bemoaning the continuance of social evil of dowry in her Maratha community, a young girl from a village in Maharashtra on Friday committed suicide to "lessen" the burden of her poor father.

Apr 14, 2017, 21:27 PM IST