Topic: Section 1. Short title, extent and commencement, The Dowry Prohibition Act 1961
1. Short title, extent and commencement.
(1) This Act may be called the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.
(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jam and Kashmir.
(3) It shall come into force on such date' as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.