I received this message and thought of sharing it.
“When a girl👰gets married, in laws, relatives👳👱and neighbours ask one question” What have your daughter in law👰brought from her family👪?”
But no one ever asks that ” What all she👰 have left behind👪🏡after getting married:|!”
Truly, when a girl gets married, especially in a country like INDIA, this would be the first question that pops up in every one’s mind. Though dowry is illegal, the system still prevails in almost 90% of the country. This tradition of demanding money or a few luxurious items from a girl’s family is done either directly by asking on the face orelse in a such way where a girl’s family is asked to gift saree’s, ornaments or clothes to the groom’s entire family including all relatives! One of the typical statement would be ” We have invested lakhs of rupees on our son’s education, and we are demanding this much only..and that too not for us..but for your daughter’s comfort.” I mean are you kidding me? Are you selling your own son in the name of old traditions and customs? A girl is counted as equal to Goddess Lakshmi and we are giving you such a big treasure of
our life, so don’t you think that’s enough? She leaves her family,her own home behind to start a new family. When will all such traditions stop?
In a few cases, I have even heard of how a girl is tortured or murdered in the name of dowry! Please bring an end to it, say NO to dowry.
PS: Asking or giving dowry can be punished by imprisonment of up to six months or upto 5 years, a fine of up to Rs. 15000 or the amount of dowry (whichever is higher).