Social Welfare Department

Legal Aid to the Women Suffering from Dowry in Uttarakhand / उत्तराखंड में दहेज से पीड़ित महिलाओं को कानूनी सहायता

उत्तराखंड में दहेज से पीड़ित महिलाओं को कानूनी सहायता (हिंदी में)

The State Government of Uttarakhand (Social Welfare Department) provides Legal Aid to the Women who are suffering from Dowry & harassment in Uttarakhand. In this scheme, women who are suffering from harassed due to dowry have lodged the first information report in the police station or dispute in court then government provides financial assistance to such women in the state. Women whose income is less than Rs. 1000/- per month are eligible to get financial assistance of Rs. 400/- per month from the Government. In our Indian society, there are numerous problems with superstitions, illiteracy, caste system and dowry system, etc. Dowry is the worst evils system of our Indian Society. The word ‘dowry’ means the property and money that a bride brings to her husband’s house at the time of her marriage. Many homes are broken and several families are driven to ruin only because of dowry. Social Welfare Department of Uttarakhand has taken a very good intuitive by providing legal aid to the women suffering from Dowry

Benefits of Legal Aid to the Women Suffering from Dowry:

  • Women who are suffering from harassment due to dowry & lodged the first information report (FIR) in the police station or dispute in court then government provides financial assistance of Rs. 400/- per month to such women in the state

Eligibility for Legal Aid to the Women Suffering from Dowry:

  1. Applicant should be resident of Uttarakhand state
  2. Applicant monthly income should be less than 1000/- per month
  3. Women should have lodged the first information report (FIR) against dowry

Documents for Legal Aid to the Women Suffering from Dowry:

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. Marriage certificate
  3. Domicile certificate
  4. First Information Report (FIR) copy
  5. Income certificate

Application Procedure:

  1. Applicant should contact Social Welfare Department in Uttarakhand for the procedure of application
  2. Applicant women should have lodged the first information report (FIR) against dowry

References & Details:

  1. For more details about Legal Aid to the Women Suffering from Dowry in Uttarakhand visit: http://socialwelfare.uk.gov.in/pages/display/78-women-welfare

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