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Is Dowry in Marriage Legal in Nepal?
The Dowry system isn’t legal in Nepal. It is a crime to give or take the dowry in marriage in Nepal according to the Muluki Criminal Code 2074.
In our Criminal code, there is the following provision regarding the dowry system:
Prohibition of transacting property in marriage
No marriage shall be concluded, or caused to be concluded, upon having asked
for, or on the condition of receiving or giving of, any type of movable or immovable property, dowry, or any property from the bridegroom or the bride side, except such ordinary gift, donation, money, or one set of jewelry worn on the body as has been practiced in his or her custom.
A person who commits this crime shall be liable to a sentence of imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or a fine not exceeding thirty thousand rupees or both sentences.
Can anyone ask for a dowry after marriage?
No person shall, after the conclusion of marriage, ask the bride or her relative for any movable, immovable property or dowry, or make, in any way, any annoyance, harassment, or inhuman or degrading treatment to the bride or her relative for the reason that such movable, immovable property or dowry has not been given.
A person who commits the offense shall be liable to a sentence of imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or a fine not exceeding fifty thousand rupees or both sentences.