Dear editor |
Please permit me to point out the evils of the dowry system that has wrecked many a meadow of married life.
The evil of dowry has marred several lives. It has assumed an alarming situation in these days of soaring prices. Dowry system is a curse. It is a social evil. Today, no marriage is considered to be complete unless it is followed by a train of dowry. Hardly a day passes when we do not hear of a case of bride-burning here and there in the country.
The poor parents of the girls heave cold sighs when the marriage-becomes a wreck. The evil practice of dowry has given rise to many social ills. This cruel practice must be done away with.
Boys and girls should come forward and take vow not to take or give dowry. Mothers should be discouraged from giving dowry. Much should not be spent on marriages. Day-marriages should be popularized. The number of guests should be limited. Strict action should be taken against the defaulters.
Let us hope that this monster of dowry is not allowed to blast the happy meadows of married life.
Syed Shoozab Hassan Zaidi