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RAJYA SABHA 16.03.2005

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF   HOME AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED   QUESTION NO   1610
ANSWERED ON    16.03.2005
INCREASING NUMBER OF FALSE DOWRY CASES . 
1610 . SHRI R.S. GAVAI 

(a) whether it is a fact that number of false dowry cases is increasing in the country;

(b) if so, the details of dowry cases registered during the last three years;

(c) whether it is also a fact that husband and his family get relief only after long periods of harassment;

(d) whether Government propose to bring any provision by making some changes in the said Act for registration of actual cases of dowry harassment;

(e) if so, the details thereof; and

(f) if not, the reasons therefor? 
ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

(SHRI MANIKRAO HODLYA GAVIT)

(a): As per statistics compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau, the number of cases of dowry death, which were declared false due to mistake of fact or of law during 2002 was 396 in comparison to 400 in 2001. The number of such cases further came down to 312 in 2003.

(b): The number of cases of dowry deaths reported during 2001-2003 are as under :

  Year  Number of cases

  2001   6851
  2002   6822
  2003   6208
(c): It depends on case to case.
(d) to (f):  There is no such proposal under consideration of the
 Government.  The direct responsibility for implementing the Dowry Prohibition
 Act, 1961, including registration and investigation of the cases of dowry
 related offences, is that of State Governments.

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