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Dowry

The practice of giving a “dowry” or a gift to a woman at marriage is said to have its origins in the system of “streedhan” (women’s share of parental wealth given to her at the time of her marriage).
With a view to eradicate the rampant social evil of dowry from the Indian society, Parliament in 1961 passed the Dowry Prohibition Act.