Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987
[Act No. 3 of 1988 dated 3rd. January, 1988]
An Act to provide for the more effective prevention of the commission of sati and its glorification and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
WHEREAS sati or the burning or burying alive of widows or women is revolting to the feelings of human nature and is nowhere enjoined by any of the religions of India as an imperative duty;
AND WHEREAS it is necessary to take more effective measures to prevent the commission of sati and its glorification;
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-