My Story: “Why People Support Dowry If They Are Ashamed Of Admitting It”

The Logical Indian

February 17th, 2016

Image Courtesy: redrevival

“I want to share an incident that happened a few days back. Me and my husband were at a cafe with a common friend. I normally asked my friend that which car does he own? He replied “Hyundai Verna”. Then I said, ”You got that car as dowry, right?” And I was shocked when he clearly said, “No I bought that by myself”.

The reason why I was shocked was that I already knew that he got that car as dowry. I mean if people are ashamed of accepting that they have taken dowry then why are they supporting that. And if you are taking dowry then you should have enough guts to accept it too. At that time, I looked at my husband and felt so lucky. I chose my life partner by myself, so it was a love marriage. My husband didn’t accept any dowry from my parents. We are both well educated and earning well. I thought this incident would be worth sharing.”

This is a kind of open secret. People take dowry and don’t accept it because deep in their hearts they know they have done wrong or, at least, they have done wrong in the eyes of society. Every one of us has friends who have taken dowry or given dowry. This tradition is in practice prevalently and more or less it leads to heinous crimes like female feticide, dowry killing, and mantel/physical harassment of daughters of India. It is high time we do away with this social evil; if we can abolish ‘Sati Pratha’ we can abolish ‘Dowry’ as well. Let us pledge not to give or take dowry and educates others as well.


 

Submitted By – Poonam via – WhatsApp
#MyStory Gives Every Voice, An Audience. WhatsApp Us Your Story At 8892 1200 30

 

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Husband And In-Laws Sell Woman’s Kidney For Failure To Pay Dowry

Dowry

Kerala: Woman Takes To Facebook Live To Accuse Her Husband Of Trying To Kill Her Over Refusal To Pay Dowry

Alimony To Wife

Citing Misuse Of Law, SC Orders No Immediate Arrests In Dowry Harassment Cases

My Story: I Was 13 & Already A Mother When My Daughter & I Were Thrown Out Of Our Home & Left On The Streets

My Story: People Started Saying That My Parents Must Have Paid The Boy Dowry To Marry ‘A Girl Like Me’

Allegations Of Murdering Wife For Dowry

Husband In Jail On Allegations Of Murdering Wife For Dowry, Wife Found Alive With Lover

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

How A Rape Victim and Her Family Is Crushed By The ‘System’

Get Inspired

FIFA World Cup: Responsible Japanese Fans Clean Up Stadium After Their Team’s Win Over Columbia

Exclusive

“My Education Is Worthless, Everyone Asks Whether I Am Male Or Female,” Says Kolkata Trans-Woman Teacher

News

Nirav Modi Travelled Several Countries With His Revoked Passport, Says CBI

Awareness

WHO Classifies Gaming Addiction As Mental Disorder, Know What This Means

Get Inspired

Kerala: This 96-Yr-Old Just Enrolled For Class 4, Wants To Study Till Class 10