The workers of these organizations should help the victims of dowry harassment and get them justice. The campaign can be done by the divulging through radio, television, newspapers etc. The quality and amount of these gifts and presents depend upon the status and economic position of the bride-giving family. Matriliny and rules of marriage in south India have not allowed asymmetrical relations to develop between the bride-givers and the bride-takers, as we notice in north India. Dowry crimes can occur with the threat or occurrence of violence, so that the bride's family is left with no choice but to give more dowry to protect their daughter. It will be long before the evil can be completely stamped out.
This legislation provides for a penalty in section 3 if any person gives, takes or abets giving or receiving of dowry. And it is happening in our society that educated man demands more than uneducated man. You are my great treasure. But in the society, there is the practice of nepotism in many vacancy announcements which also makes the post degrade. Jalti Bahuch Karen Pukar, Band Karo Yeh Atyachar giving dowry to girls in marriage an ancient Indian tradition.
The jahez often far exceeds the cost of the and marriage parties. As divorce is not acknowledged amongst most Indians it is vital that the marriage choice is wisely thought and carefully planned and is one of the significant choices a person will ever take. Legal Efforts : i Mobilize public opinion against it. In addition to marriage customs that may influence dowry, social customs or , and parents expectations of dowry are important factors to consider. May be the only hope lies in new generation of young boys and girls who are educated and of modern thoughts.
It was also thought to be a sort of help to the young couple to set up a new home. Dowry is also becoming a fact of life in the erstwhile matrilineal societies. Political leaders, government officials, businessmen and others must not be allowed either to take or give dowry in any form, not even in the form of gifts and presents. Dowry system has eaten into the bones of our society. Available eyewitness observations from ancient India give a different picture. This act exempted all Muslims from its provisions while it brought all other communities within its preview. But in earlier times this system was not an exploitative system where any specific demands would be made by the family of bride-groom, it was a voluntary system and family of bride would make gifts according to their capacity.
In all possibility dowry system of harassing women is peculiar to Indian society only. 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. Earlier, this system was prevalent only among very wealthy families. A demand for dowry is equally punishable. The constitutionality of Section 498A was challenged before the on grounds of abuse, on grounds that it gave arbitrary power to the police and the court.
The reality is that most cases of dowry violence go unreported. But when the group of campaigners moves to the village area and they are given the education and message of its all parts and facets, directly would make the high impact of eliminating it. This practice has become a serious social problem. The system has been in practice in India from times immemorial. December 2006 Dowry: The most frequently forgotten form of gender violence in Pakistan By Dr. Many couples these days choose to live independently and it is said that dowry that mostly includes gifting cash, furniture, car and other such assets acts as a financial support for them and helps them to begin their new life on a good note. Previously, in the selection of a bribe, her family background, education and her intrinsic worth used to be the primary consideration.
Only in 2010, more than 9,000 dowry related deaths have been reported which shows the level of violence being faced by the young brides. This could be in part due to women's economic exclusion from the in upper classes. In addition, brides may have the ability to land, which makes her more valuable in the marriage, decreasing the chance of dowry over the system. The kings in Indiaused to give dowry only for the sake of prestage. Wedding Procession- Bride Under a Canopy with Gifts. Generally, they include cash, jewellery, electrical appliances, furniture, bedding, crockery, utensils and other household items that help the newlywed set up her home.
Dowry is thus a great impediment in the progress of education of girls and girls being deprived of higher education are unable to raise their status. Being a part of the patriarchal belt of South Asia, the culture, family and society is patriarchal. In majority of Indian families, the boy has legacy rights, while the girl is given a large sum at the time of her marriage in lieu of the government regulated equal rights for girls in parental property. Infact, quite often, the greedy groom or his parents do demand gift in cash or kind such as a motor car, video, etc. It has gone to different castes, crossed the boundaries of provinces and education and religion. It has made a few young women to remain as spinsters. Higher the income of groom or higher the status of his family, higher the amount of dowry is demanded.
There are several reasons for the occurrence of the dowry system, but the main one is that it is a necessary precondition for marriage. This was an all-time high number of such incidents, and dowry was the most prominent cause of such a phenomenon. This sorry state of affair should be amended as soon as possible, and the solutions are not very easy. Magnitude of the Problem: In India, and particularly in Delhi and other metropolis, dowry murders and suicides have become a matter of great concern. Poor parents borrow huge sums of money on high rates of interest to provide dowry. I have also cited any sources from which I used data, ideas or words, either quoted directly or paraphrased. Journal of Marriage and Family.
Female foetus is aborted by several couples. It is the system which lowers the dignity of women. However, the courts cannot take cognizance of any offence under the Act unless a complaint is made within one year from the date of the offence. However it is not easy task. Bride burnings are often disguised as accidents or suicide attempts. Another flow on effect of the dowry system has been the practice of female infanticide and feticide. Giving of dowry is no problem for the rich.