Dowry means property or money, brought by a bride to her husband when they get married. It is a curse for the modern civilization. The curse of dowry system must be eradicated forth with at any cost. In modern age, still in different cities, towns and in villages, the dowry system in India going to be practiced. Even in poor families sometimes the father of a young bride had to take loan the bank to pay the demand of groom. Sometimes young brides commit suicide for the torture.
In due course of time demand for the dowry became most essential condition of marriage settlement. The demand in cash which depends upon the merits of boy and the status of the family become a terror for the society. The devil of dowry has put an end to the happiness of several couples even after marriage.
It is not surprising that the number of female –feticide is extremely high in India. The girl child is the lifeblood; pride and honor of the family but the abortion rates of female baby are also sky high and is to be granted by the parents that a daughter is equal to a son. She has same right as son. The female has to be conscious about her rights and necessities in the society. The women have to capture their rights forcefully uniting against their oppressors. Otherwise the problems will remain in the same position as before and as present.
This is the right time when we should help the government to eradicate dowry from our country. The youth should spare no effort to break the bonds which have slacked our mind and soul. The dowry system is the root cause of female infanticide and female feticide. The dowry prohibition act was passed in 1961 but it has not been effectively implemented. It was further amended in 1986.