Yes,I think the dowry prohibition act has helped in reducing the cases
of dowry.coz if there's no act like this then the people would go on
asking for dowry like in the past days.but now if we see many people
have changed their minds,and they are educated so they are not
supporting dowry.some people who are still aristocratic they are asking
for the dowry but these kinda people have changed their thoughts so this
act has helped in reducing the cases of dowry.I won't agree with the
critics who claim that this can be misused by women.coz any responsible
daughter won't be willing to bring crisis to their parents and she
always wants her parents to be happy.so I don't think that women can
misuse this but in some cases that women's husband will torcher that
women for money so she may ask her parents bout that.
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