Monday, September 03, 2012

Dowry System

Dowry system is a curse to our social life. This system is very harmful to the society. Many innocent women fall victim to dowry system and their lives become miserable. This dowry system has been prevalent for many years among the Hindus. The Hindu women cannot inherit their paternal property. That’s why; cash money, various ornaments, goods, dresses etc are given in their marriage ceremony. This evil tradition is established in Muslim society day by day. Many men marry women for the greed of their property and if they are unable to get these, they torture women. Many times, as a consequent of this, the girls take the way of suicide or they are killed by their husbands or others.
In this millennium it is a sad picture that even after centuries of study, debate, seminar, we have failed to ensure the equitable right of women. In Bangladesh, women constitute half of the total population. The majority of them are below the poverty line. It is said that women of our country are the poorest among poor. Thousand of girls here fall victim to dowry system. Their sufferings know no bounds. Besides incidents of bride burning, suicide take place quite often.
There are some women who go back to their father’s home forever. There is no doubt about the necessity of removing dowry system. To abolish this system government has enacted strict laws. Yet dowry system is continuing and the women have been suffering. We have to try to put an end to this system. We should protect women from the curse of dowry. So everybody both male & female of the society should be conscious in this matter. 

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