Wedding gifts by parents for welfare of daughter not dowry: Kerala High Court

The Court held that presents given by parents to the daughter at the time of her wedding, without any demand from the husband's family for the same, cannot be construed as dowry.

The Kerala High Court recently ruled that gifts given to a woman during her wedding, without any such demand having been made from the groom's side, cannot be considered dowry [Vishnu R v State of Kerala & Ors.].

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