Dowry is a payment of cash or gifts

Dowry is a payment of cash or gifts from the bride’s family to the bridegroom’s family upon marriage. In dowry it may include cash, jewellery, electrical appliances, furniture, bedding, crockery, utensils, car and other household items that help the newly-weds set up their home. Dowry in India, the dowry system puts great financial strain on the bride’s family. In Dowry system payment of dowry is now prohibited. Despite anti-dowry laws in India, Dowry is still a common illegal practice. In Dowry other laws attempting to address the problem include the Dowry and Bridal Gifts which are intended to document gifts and provide complainants with stronger evidence in the event that prosecution for crimes against the bride occurs later.

Dowry in India is not limited to Hindus or any specific religion. Dowry is widespread. For example, Indian Muslims call dowry as jahez, justify the Dowry  practice in terms of jahez-e-fatimi. In dowry Islamists classify jahez or dowery  into two categories: Dowry The first comprises some essential articles for the Dowry outfit of the bride as well as for Dowry conjugal life. In Dowry  the other is made up of valuable goods, clothes, jewelry, an amount of money for the groom’s family, which is settled on after bargaining.  In dowry The jahez often far exceeds the cost of the baraat and marriage parties. Dowry the jahez is separate from cash payment as Mahr or dower that Sharia religious law requires .

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