Prof. R.K. Vijayasarathy vs Sudha Seetharam

Excerpt: In the present case, the son of the appellants has instituted a civil suit for the recovery of money against the first respondent. The suit is pending. The first respondent has filed the complaint against the appellants six years after the date of the alleged transaction and nearly three years from the filing of … Continue reading Prof. R.K. Vijayasarathy vs Sudha Seetharam

Dowry as a quid pro for marriage is prohibited and not the giving of traditional presents to the bride or the bride groom by friends and relatives.

Excerpt: Dowry as a quid pro for marriage is prohibited and not the giving of traditional presents to the bride or the bride groom by friends and relatives. Thus, voluntary presents given at or before or after the marriage to the bride or the bridegroom, as the case may be, of a traditional nature, which … Continue reading Dowry as a quid pro for marriage is prohibited and not the giving of traditional presents to the bride or the bride groom by friends and relatives.

the testimonies of the related witnesses should be of such a nature so as to foreclose all the possibilities of bias and tampering

Excerpt: Though, it is trite that it is not necessary for the prosecution to examine any independent witnesses and that the  testimonies of related witnesses would be suffice, however, a rider is attached to the same, in that the testimonies of the related witnesses should be of such a nature so as to foreclose all … Continue reading the testimonies of the related witnesses should be of such a nature so as to foreclose all the possibilities of bias and tampering

dowry demand has to be in relation to marriage

Excerpt: the definition of 'dowry' under Section 2 of the Act, 1961 mere demand thereof would not be an offence under Section 4 of the Act, 1961. It should either be given or agreed to be given at or before or after the marriage in connection with the marriage. Although in common parlance one very often uses the term … Continue reading dowry demand has to be in relation to marriage