(a) What is dowry? (b) What is the main reason for dowry? (c) Who take dowry and who are the victims of dowry? (d) How does the dowry system affect the whole society? (e) What is your reaction to the social vice? (f) How can this social curse be eliminated?
Dowry means property or money brought by a bride to her husband when they marry. Usually, in our society, female children are considered inferior to male children. They are thought to be of no use the family. So, during the marriage ceremony, a section of greedy people claim much wealth or money from the guardians of the brides. The poor and illiterate girls mainly become the victims of dowry. If the guardians fail to satisfy the demand of their bridegroom, they misconduct with their waves and typically torture them seriously. As a result, many of them get divorced, commit suicide, or are killed by their husbands. This system has affected our whole society. At present, a father cannot think of marriage of his daughter without giving dowry to the bridegroom. I am dead against this evil system of the society. This evil system should be uprooted in the society immediately. This social curse can be eliminated by changing the outlook of the people especially the male members of the society and by taking strict legal measures against the persons who take dowry.