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It is illegal to advertise dowry in any newspaper, periodical, journal or any other media, the offer of any money, share in a business or property as dowry in return for marrying your son, daughter or relative.
Anyone who prints, publishes or circulates such an advertisement is committing a crime will also be punished with the same punishment.
The punishment for both the person advertising and the person who prints or publishes the advertisement is jail time between 6 months and 5 years, or fine upto Rs. 15,000.