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As we all know that dowry system is the worst system in the world but still in most of the villages take dowry. The dowry system in India, refers to the durable goods, cash, and real or movable property that the bride’s family gives to the groom, his parents and his relatives as a condition of the marriage. Dowry is essentially in the nature of a payment in cash or some kind of gifts given to the groom’s family from the bride including cash, jewellery, electrical appliances, furniture, bedding, crockery, utensils, vehicles and other household items that help to set up their home. The dowry system can put great financial burden on the bride’s family. In some cases, the dowry system leads to crime against women, ranging from emotionally and injury to even deaths. The payment of dowry has long been restricted under specific Indian laws including the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961 and subsequently by Sections 304B and 498A of the Indian Penal Code. In ancient times, a dowry was given to the groom and his family in exchange for the bride as a way of ensuring that she is properly taken care of and comfortable. In those times, it was also expected that the bride would leave her family home to reside with or near her new husband’s family. Today the government has come up with many laws (The Dowry Prohibition Act 1961) and reforms, not only to eradicate the dowry system, but also to uplift the status of the girl child by bringing in many schemes. In order to get rid of this problem, appealing to the social and moral consciousness of the people, providing education and economic independence for women, and effective enforcement of legislation against the dowry system,

Dowry system in England was introduced in the 12th century by the Normans. Earlier to this there was another kind of practice where the husband gave some kind of morning gift to his wife. Dowry was generally given at the wedding by the husband at the church door in front of all present public.


Dowry deaths are deaths of married women who are murded or driven to suicide by continuous harassment by their husbands and in-laws over a dispute about their dowry. They making the women’s homes the most dangerous place for them to be. Dowry deaths are found predominantly in India. India reports the highest total number of dowry deaths with 8,391 such deaths reported in 2020, meaning there are 1.4 deaths per 100,000 women. Female dowry deaths account for 40 to 50 percent of all female homicides recorded annually in India. The highest rate of dowry death at 2.45 per 100,000 women. Dowry death is considered one of the many categories of violence against women, alongside rape, bride burning , and acid throwing .

Women killed by the name of dowry is not in logical way . In INDIA , it is the worst system . It is the burden over the bride and his family . Marriage is such a beautiful ritual in the world , but people take this the way of getting much money by the other family .

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