New dowry prohibition law: 14-yr jail for inciting suicide

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PNS: A new dowry prohibition law draft gives 14-year jail term for inciting suicide and life sentence for critically injuring the victim.

During the Cabinet’s weekly meeting, it initially cleared the draft of the ‘Dowry Prohibition Act 2017’ on Monday.
The provision of the proposed law was highlighted by Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam while briefing the media after the meeting.

He said the 1980 dowry prohibition law has been amended thrice and a move for a new Act has been taken by the government.

PNS/Baki Billah