Now found in communities and castes in which it had never been the custom.
Inherited from upper caste practices. In majority of cases,
Laws failed to show any impact on the practice of dowry.
It is estimated that a dowry death occurs in India every 93 minutes.
Evil of Dowry……..
In marriage the groom demanded that the bride’s father also provide for his daughter’s maintenance, since she was now a financial ‘burden’ on him. And the system of dowry started. So, a girl became a potential financial drain on man
As a matter of prestige too, more money and material goods asked in dowry.
The girl was no longer desired.
In order to continue possessing ones property, even after death, the need of an heir, a son, became necessary .
The birth of a son is regarded as essential in Hinduism and many prayers and lavish offerings are made in temples in the hope of having a male child. Social Security : Son as Social Security for old age
Small Child Norm
Faced with social burdens rarely any one prefers to have more children.
One or two is the norm of the day .
For continuance of ones property, and gene, the need of an heir, a son, becomes necessary.
Amniocentesis and sonography, widely available,
Termination of pregnancy is simple and accessible.
Female foeticide has become quite easy.
Couple adopts evil ‘It is better to spend Rs500 now than Rs5,00000 (in dowry) later’
The world population has a sex ratio of 990 females per 1000 males
India has one of the lowest sex ratios in the world
It speaks of a whole Society that has gone corrupt, desiring destruction of half its population, Are we secular, social, and human?.In Modern India a woman is regarded as a commodity and marriage has become more of a business alliance than a sacred bond between two souls.