Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 (Act number 28 of 1961) An Act to prohibit the giving or taking of dowry. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twelfth Year of the Republic of India as follows:- Section 1. Short title, extent and commencement. Section 2. Definition of “dowry”. Section 3. PenaltyKEEP READING

National Commission for Women - Formation, Composition, Functions, Powers, Shortcomings, Case Law

As India traditionally being a patriarchal society, women are often looked down upon. Women neither belong to the minority class nor the backward class.

There was a need with the passage of time for the formation of the statutory body for which a bill was introduced in the Parliament, namely the National Commission for Women Bill 1990, which resulted in the formation of the National Commission for Women.KEEP READING