Is Dowry different from Stridhan?
3 months ago
Dowry is different from Stridhan in various ways, although both the concepts would come into the picture at the time of marriage. The difference between dowry and Stridhan is as explained below:-
- Dowry is giving and taking of property and valuable security between the two parties to the marriage. However, Stridhan includes gifts and valuables, all of which are given only to the bride and is not a compulsion or condition for the marriage.
- Dowry attracts application of the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961. On the other hand, Stridhan attracts the application of the Hindu Succession Act 1956.
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