Dowry System Essay

374 WordsJun 18, 20112 Pages
Dowry system We live in our society. It is made up of different castes and sub-castes. There are different traditions and cultures. Some of them are good, but not all of them. Dowry system is one of the social evils which are in practice till now. Dowry is the property or money given to the bride to take her husband's house when she gets married. This evil system is especially practiced in the terrain of our country. Nowadays dowry is a major factor when someone gets married. The bridegroom's family proposes the amount of dowry. And if the bride's family agrees it, the marriage program is organized. The bridegroom can deny the marriage ceremony if he does not get the decided dowry. It is the worst aspect of this system. When demands for dowry are not met, the bride is subject to torture, and often even killed. The reason many parents don't want to have daughters is because of the dowry they will have to shell out at her marriage, and the stress they go through due to never ending demands from her in-laws. Bride's parents want their daughter to have a prosperous life. They want to support her economy. They certainly love their daughter. But in dowry system, the money and other things are not given to her for her happiness; rather they are given to make the bridegroom agree to get married to her. This system is banned by law. All the educated girls and boys should discourage and avoid this system. The parents of the girls should educate their daughters. If the girls are educated, they can find good husbands themselves. At any cost, this system should be wiped out for a civilized society. The dowry system is so deeply rooted in Indian culture, that sometimes one feels that there's going to be no way out. Even modern, well-educated families start saving up money for their daughter's dowry as soon as she is born. So what can one expect

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