It has soured the relations and there are tensions, ill-will, and disharmony in the families. This is because; the system instead of bringing solace, only generates greed and even crime in several cases My view is that, the system as it exists should be put to an end and all those who indulge in it should be punished severely. Social Structure, Social Change and Dowry: The nationalist leaders and social reformers condemned the institution of dowry during the freedom movement. In middle class family boy is always given more importance in respect of food, dresses, medical care and education only due to practice of dowry. In short the life of a woman becomes hellish. Boys and girls in schools and colleges should be made to take a pledge that they would neither seek nor give dowry.
Very strong propaganda and movement are needed to eradicate the evil forever. Almost all communities practice this custom. In some states, dowry has been made a cognizable offence. Giving of dowry is no problem for the rich. If anything has kept some pace with wider social and economic changes in India, it is the increase in dowry in terms of cash and material goods.
The rates are fixed according to the qualifications and career positions of the boys to be married. Though, in our country India everyone knows that demanding or giving dowry is a crime according to dowry prohibition act of 1961 but most of the people are still doing or being the part of this crime in hidden. Incidences of the dowry-related atrocities and crimes have receded recently as a result of the social awakening created by various groups and organisations. In case a demand for dowry was made, it was equally punishable in the legislation. In fact, in the contemporary scenario, women are also ruling the world.
The suicide pact of sisters in Kanpur some time back is still fresh in public memory. Dowry leads to some immoral practices: In order to escape from the menace of dowry, some young girls prefer to undertake jobs to earn huge amount of money to meet the dowry expenses and thereby reduce the dowry tension of their parents. The Central Government should enact a law by which those young men and girls who enter into 'dowry-less' marriages should get top priority in all government employment. In many a case, parents borrow money on the exorbitant rate of interest to marry off their daughters and spend the rest of their life in great misery It has become very difficult to find a suitable match for a girl without paying handsome dowry. It is not easy to define dowry as it does not refer to cash and material goods alone. This practice of marriage alliance is known as hypergamy or anuloma. This would encourage the youth to take the lead.
है । वर पक्ष के लोग विवाह से पहले ही दहेज में ली जाने वाली धन-राशि तथा अन्य वस्तुओं का निश्चय करने लगे हैं । लोभी वृत्ति- एक और वर पक्ष की लोभी वृत्ति ने इस. People pay no heed to such laws and make sure to exploit the dowry system to gain material benefits under the veil of a marriage proposal. More and more women should be encouraged to take employment and become economically independent. The Rajput kings gave dowries to ensure that their daughters lived comfortably after their marriage. Well, to ensure the people follow the laws, proper implementation should be carried out. It is this commoditization of women which acts as the major trauma.
Dowry is a symptom of a deeper disease that relates to how our society values women The present day dowry system symbolizes the disinheritance of. The young men should frankly reject the demand for dowry from their parents. Observing the problem closely, the greed of an individual ruins the peace of a beautiful brain. In the process some innocent girls are carried away by the false promises of the young boys and are often sexually cheated to be made pregnant. इत्यादि । इन समाचारों का विस्तृत विवरण पढ़कर हमारे रोंगटे खड़े हो जाते हैं और हम सोचते हैं, क्या मनुष्य सचमुच इतना निर्मम तथा जालिम हो सकता है? We have legislations in our country to stop taking and giving dowry. Most professions have had to adapt to the digital. Dowry is an anti-Islamic tradition and we should discourage this practice.
This is because, taking advantage of the system, the parents of the boys, have Started demanding dowry. Many cases of brides being tortured physically and emotionally for not bringing enough dowry have come up. It underlines the fact that women in Pakistan are not treated equally and fairly. The Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961 has utterly failed to check the growing menace of dowry. Various Non-Governmental organizations are working for preventing this cruel crime of dowry system and have succeeded a little bit but still could not be able to completely remove it from our country. People who practise dowry system should be socially boycotted.
Both givers and takers of dowry talk about these things and value them with a feeling of pride. Thus, we all should be united and take this issue as serious as any other issue in our life whether we have a girl child or not. If we succeed in removing the evil of dowry, it will be really a praiseworthy achievement. Dowry system has long been exploiting the weak and hampering the right to peaceful existence of a woman. In a way, they fix the rate of dowry according to the education of a boy. Much has been done, but much more needs to be done. Apart from these, gender inequality and illiteracy are also major contributors to this heinous social system.
They should fight against all kinds of discriminations and unjust male-domination. It is no longer a token of love. It is not that the bride-giver gives dowry only once at the time of marriage, but it is a continuous process. Hence the custom has become a curse particularly for those parents who are either poor or unfortunate because they have several daughters. At times girls are bound to commit suicide when their in-laws forced them to bring more and more dowry form parents. It is high time the present generation, young boys and girls as well as the society opposed this system and stood up for equality of both sexes to remove the blot of dowry system from the face of our society. Educational institutions should canvass against the dowry system.