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Dowry Laws in India: Review of Legal Framework & Recent SC Verdict

Dowry is the money, goods or estate that a woman brings to a marriage. Dowry is illegal in India under the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961, under which both giving and accepting dowry is offence. The punishment for violating the law is 5 years imprisonment + Rs.15000/- fine or the value of the dowry given, ..

Supreme Court verdict on unwed mothers

The Supreme Court on 6th July 2015 passed a landmark judgement that allows an unwed mother to be the sole legal guardian of her child without the consent of the father. This judgement has broken a long edifice of patriarchal supremacy in the society. Background According to the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, father is ..

Legal Framework Against Trafficking in India

Trafficking is a harsh reality of modern world, be it developed or developing nation. Today human trafficking is the third largest profitable industry in the world.  It forces the children in prostitution, bagging, cheap labor, and some recruit them in armed groups. As per the UNICEF any person under the age of 18 recruited, transported, ..