If case for dowry harassment is made against all the members of the husband’s family, even though demand was made by just one person, then are they all liable?
It depends on who has made the demand for, and is harassing the bride for dowry. If the family members can prove that they were not involved in any kind of harassment and never demanded dowry, they shall not be held liable. Therefore, it depends on who is liable and how. In case the demand was made by one person, say the husband, or the father-in-law, then the other family members will not be prosecuted. However, the burden of proof for showing that demand was not made by the whole family, remains on the family which has been accused.
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