If any person–

(a) offers, through any advertisement in any newspaper, periodical, journal or through any other media, any share in his property or of any money or both as a share in any business or other interest as consideration for the marriage of his son or daughter or any other relative,

(b) prints or publishes or circulates any advertisement referred to in clause (a), he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months, but which may extend to five years, or with fine which may extend to fifteen thousand rupees:

Provided that the Court may, for adequate and special reasons to be recorded in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than six months.

Bullet Points on Section 4A of Dowry Prohibition Act:

  • Prohibits offering shares in property or money for marriage through advertisements.
  • Imposes imprisonment of 6 months to 5 years or a fine up to ₹15,000 rupees for violators.
  • Court discretion for lesser imprisonment with recorded reasons.
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