Monday, 26 March 2012

Dowry Custom - An Harassment for Women!

           Change, change and change! Yes, if I can, I would like to change the decomposed mentality of all Indians, who treat women as cattle's. but I know in one life it is impossible. So for this life I would like to change the most important thing which have spoiled many women's life. That is 'Dowry Custom!', It kills thousands of women every year. Actually our elderly people had started dowry system with a good purpose. That is to provide ''cash'' or ''household things'' as help for the establishment of  a new household, to give some support to newly married couple. But now days groom families are using this practice to earn extra money from bride side. It is funny but a bitter truth that parent are selling their son. They have literally decided prices of their son as bull's. freak yaar! IPS, IAS- 50 lakh, CUSTOM OFFICER - 40 lakh, C.A. - 30 lakh, Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer - same faculty bride with 25-35 lakh, Manager - 10 lakh, Clerk - 5lakh, a simple Government Servant - 4lakh, Pune - 2lakh; Every year many brides got burned for dowry matter. Still many parent give some cash or gold to the groom's family, so that their daughters are not harassed after the marriage. In 1961 under Indian Civil Law and subsequently by section 304B and 498A of Indian Panel Code were enacted to make it easier for the wife to seek redress from potential harassment by the husbands family. So dowry is seen as a crime in India but as parent think that if they reject dowry, their daughter will never get marry and she will remained whole life unmarried at their home and it is unaccepted by our society. Though groom families demands are unusual, bride family give dowry [ in other words bribe to keep their daughter in grooms house.] Ridiculous, after making dowry law also the 'the new bride burning cases, cause of dowry' are increasing day by day. Why? Because from some year there is a new trend is going on.Tthat is groom family is not asking for dowry, they just ask for some gold jewellery, household things as car, tv, washing machine etc. and said that,''this all is for your daughters happiness. you should manage it. dont think that we are demanding for dowry. ok!'' bride family also said,''ok!'' though both families and other relatives also know that it is dowry and dowry is illegal by law but who cares about law.
           Satirical that today's 21st century people also feel bad and worthless when a daughter born and treat girl as burden. Why? Because from that time they have to collect money for her marriage. And we said women have developed so much. The all development become worthless whenever an single girl burn by her in-laws for dowry.  

5 comments:

  1. You have addressed a very relevant social problem of the day.

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  2. thanx. i write it because i have experienced it in my friends life.....

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  3. THE ACTUAL CONDITION WERE U DESCRIBED ABOVE I AGREED WID THAT BUT FROM ONE STAGE OF SOCIETY THERE HAVE TO BROKEN OUT ONE CHANGE BY US WE NEED NOT NEGLECT IT WE START FROM SELF AND PREVENT TO NEIGHBOUR FRIST WE HAVE TO SHOW BY OUR ACT THEN WE HAVE TO PREVENT THEM

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  4. true that Dowry is very worrisome evil practice. In fact this should be the topmost goal for all of us. However, how this is to be achieved is still quite puzzling, it can't go away in a few years, it will take decades and we need a collective response of society for this.... I have also written on a similar issue, in which I have written in detail about dowry factor too, do have a look there is you get some time... BTW, it looks you have forgotten to mention the mandatory link to the stayfree's fb page (which makes you INELIGIBLE for the contest), you can still do so by editing your post... all the best..

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  5. thanx dear, i have already mentioned link on fb stayfree.

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