bride burning and dowry are integral part of India

Jan 29 • General, Group Discussion • 3002 Views • 23 Comments on bride burning and dowry are integral part of India

As the citizen of India we have certain rights and duties to be followed. But are we doing our duties? Our duty to respect women. If women are respected and holds importance equivalent to men then why Dowry and Bride Burning are practiced in India.

Dowry is adopted by some as a social standard. The family whose son gets more in his marriage as a dowry, he and his family holds upper strata of society. For some, girl is considered as a burden on family so they demand a dowry to bear the extra expenses which they had to meet when she becomes a part of their family.

Similar to the dowry system, bride burning has also been part of India. It mainly occurs due to the dissatisfaction of dowry demands or after the death of her husband women is curse on family and society. But are men burnt on the death of their wives? No. Then why is such an offensive crime done with the women and even when she’s not the reason for her husband’s death.

Although the cases of bride burning are found less now but there is a need to eradicate it from the society. Ones the women are equally valued as men such acts wont be a part of India.

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23 Responses to bride burning and dowry are integral part of India

  1. swarn priya says:

    Dowry system is a curse on Indian society.It is existing since ancient time till now.We the Indians are only responsible for it.

  2. Sounak Ghosh says:

    Our country from outside seems as a beautiful country with complete civilization but if we move to the interior parts of the country we would see that a lots of problems are burning in the country and superstitous activities are going in the name of civillization.Among all of these dowry and bride burning are nowadays occurning at regular intervals.This article would give a clear view of these kind of brutal activities that are taking place in the country.

  3. Ritika Krishna Savita says:

    It is very unfortunate that even today these ill-practices exist!! These contribute as one of the major factors which malign India’s culture. Besides, it also associates an uneasy feeling with arrange marriages.
    Dowry should be condemned in every form!

  4. shreya sarkar says:

    When i hear the words “dowry” and “bride burning”i feel ashamed to be a part of this society and its so called norms. I don’t think modernization is building new malls and roads and making luxury items available in the market. People have to be modern in their thoughts and actions. A woman should be treated equal to a man. In fact a woman must hold a greater position in society because she’s the one who brings a person to this earth be it a man or a woman. If a person cant respect woman then he cant ever achieve respect himself. Dowry and bride burning are a crime and its not only people taking the dowry are committing a crime but also people who are giving it and hence encouraging this system. We have to stop giving and make an effort on our part only then can this stigma of shame be totally erased from our society.

  5. oishi chatterjee says:

    The dowry system is pernicious system who is eating the vital of our country and hampering the growth and womanhood on the right way. This is just as a curse to Indian society. Even the well educated citizens are
    involved in this ,they do not hesitate to do such illegal activities.
    Please don’t sell your son say no to dowry and accept a girl with love,not with worthless money.

  6. oishi chattterjee says:

    Human greed have no bounds.Its amazing that even well educated parents of
    young men do not hesitate to do such illegal activities. More than 1000 cases of young wives being burnt to death are reported in country every year…This system of dowry system is not only against female section but also for men when they become the father of a girl then they also become the victim of this evils. Greed being limitless,the demands become insatiable leading to bride burning and dowry system. I think dowry is a pernicious system who is eating the vital of our society and hampering the growth and womanhood on the right way.
    Please don’t sell your son say no to dowry and accept a girl with love,not with worthless money…..

    • oishi chattterjee says:

      Human greed have no bounds.Its amazing that even well educated parents of
      young men do not hesitate to do such illegal activities. More than 1000 cases of young wives being burnt to death are reported in country every year.This system of dowry system is not only against female section but also for men when they become the father of a girl then they also become the victim of this evils. Greed being limitless,the demands become insatiable leading to bride burning and dowry system. I think dowry is a pernicious system who is eating the vital of our society and hampering the growth and womanhood on the right way.
      Please don’t sell your son say no to dowry and accept a girl with love,not with worthless money.

  7. Er Ketan Joshi says:

    In India we compare women as a daughter,mother,wife, even we compare women as a god.
    And know our minister were also called that there is no difference between girl and boy but our Indian mentality i think never change we think women is just like an object but women its not an object they will also live there life freely why every husband want dowry by his wife family, well i think that husband was not mentally, physically,and financially strong that is why they want dowry. So this is really bizzare because if you are not able to do any thing so why you waste another person life.
    Lastly, I want to say that if any one want dowry with any bride family then they dont want marry that person and they have to complain that person.

  8. DEBANKI MUKHERJEE says:

    Bride burning is linked to the custom of dowry,the money,goods or estate that a women brings to her husband in marriage.Thousands of young Indian bride are routinely tortured and murdered by husband and in-laws who want more dowry from bride’s parents.The reason behind this crime is widespread ILLITERACY.So India will continue see such crimes until and unless we deal with our illiteracy.

  9. Rohit Kumar says:

    No doubt about that the bride burning and dowry are bad. Whereas I think bride burning is almost stopped in the country. But the problems like dowry is increasing rapidly. This problem is very difficult to solve because all across the country well educated peoples are also supporting this, although in front they shows that they are against the dowry but in background they looks more hungry for dowry, as we have seen many cases in news papers and TV. However the medium class families are now little bit avoiding the dowry

    To awaken the people, it is the women who must be awakened. Once she is on the move, the family moves, the village moves, the nation moves. -Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

  10. Seema Mishra says:

    Dowry system in India has its own background, initially, dowry was an institute in which gifts and presents were given to the girl at the time of her marriage by her parents. We need to sound a note of caution that the police and investigating authorities should not improperly and technically jump to the conclusion that merely because death has occurred that a criminal offense has been committed .
    Nowadays everybody wants to be against of dowry system but only in front of society only, they just want to show themselves that they are also a good citizen of India but actually they just say it and don’t mean it, when they get married that time only their parents are decision maker not the groom, and in reality the groom also want money from bride side so that he can get something without any effort.
    Can’t we accept a girl with her only a good heart without any dowry ?

    Please don’t sell your son and say no to dowry and accept girl with love, not with worthless money.

  11. Manisha Chawla says:

    India is now a Democratic country. Every person has the authority to fight for his/her rights. So a GIRL also has the right to live her life in her own manner. As we have seen from past bride-burning and dowry were the integral part of India, girls were used as playing dolls. They were forced to give dowry for their marriage and happy life after marriage but they had given no guarantee of their secured lives even after giving sufficient amount of dowry. Brides were used to get burn for money. Even in this 21st century, this ritual is followed in some backward areas which makes our country lagging behind other countries. Bride-burning and dowry are curse to our nation. Strict laws must be followed against it but laws will work only if people will change their minds and have pure mentality for Girls. Girls should be treated as ANGELS rather than playing dolls.

  12. Barun kumar singh says:

    With the advent of the 21th century and with great rise in education and social system in India has reduced the bride burning and Dowry in India. though it is practiced in many places in India but its frequency has reduced.Here in this case we can give a bit credit to western culture and rise in social networks

  13. Neha S says:

    Since the British times women of India have been subjected to such blind cultures that they have lost their identity.
    It was RAJA RAM MOHAN ROY that brought these women their identity back by castrating social evils like the
    PURDAAH SYTEM, SATI, CHILD MARRIAGE, he even tried to eradicate the DOWRY system but, It was NOT successful. There are still in large part of the country Dowry and bride burning are practiced.
    But these days dowry is not just about the money but its also about the reputation of the family showing that how much one can get dowry, HIGHER THE AMOUNT OF THE DOWRY,THE MORE REPUTED AND DESIRABLE YOU GET..
    This is how the social scenario around us, and there is an urgent need to change it.

  14. Harshita Rathi says:

    Dowry system is very bad. due to this the girls of middle class family have to suffer. Its a crime and it spoils our Indian culture too. some people still follow this system n asking for the money from the girls side…cheap mentality peoples follow this system if they refuse than people started hurting the girls n make torture her. its unable to the society…sometime people kill the girls. Indian law is against the dowry system. we people have to take action against it .

  15. Vipin Sahu says:

    It is said that gradually dowry system has lessen but it’s not like that,dowry system still exist in huge amount.Earlier,parents use to give dowry to their daughters for her comfort but people take it in a wrong way and use it in wrong way and demand for huge amount and like this way it become an integral part of India.Now a days girls are more educated than earlier time,now they are not dependent on their husband.So they can take step against these bad things and fight for these.

  16. preeti nisha says:

    Bride burning and dowry has been indeed a historical part of india. Many national leaders have tried to eradicate these systems from the past centuries but still india is following it as its culture. Nobody is ready to understand that it is a criticism to our society , to our country. Both are serious crimes and undoubtedly there are numerous such cases pending in our courts. Not only the ones demanding for dowry are the culprits but one who are paying are equally responsible for the misbehaves happening with their daughters. Initially to get their daughters married parents pay heavy amount of dowry but they fail to understand that it cannot buy the happiness to their daughters and then they have to bear the later on consequences like- bride burning which has now become every next door’s story in india.
    Don’t sell your daughters they are not dolls.. Wake up india!

  17. Mitali Panda says:

    Dowry system is a curse on Indian society as this evil has marked its presence from the earlier days of Indian history and still existing as a part of society. there must be more strict laws to be made to dealt this kind of evil and the groom side must have a respect rather asking a dowry gains them a feeling of disrespect.

    • Roshani Mishra says:

      Not only the srtict laws but the people who make the society has to change their mentality to stop these things.The society or the people are so engrossed with this dowry and burning things that it has become a great cocern for all of us.Even the highly educated people falls in to this category.
      I guess they are the main roots of this dowry and burning women kind of things.

  18. sakishi chaudhary says:

    Dowry system and burning bride for it reflect very backward mentality of the people…..in my point of view their is no reason behind it…it was mainly seen in the lower class persons.i m unable to understand how one can burn a girl who has left her family for that person….now a days this is strictly rules are made against it in our society to stop this evil crime…

  19. Mankeshwar Tripathi says:

    Dowry system is the evil in the Indian Society which gives emphasis to several cruel crimes. Earlier the facilities in the form of money and land are given to the bride so that they could have a comfortable life ahead. But soon it turns to be a compulsion for each. And those who are not able to fulfill the demands are humiliated by the family members of the bride. This is not the humanity. Dowry system even after the strict rules is existing in our society and crimes are happening due to this. We need to be more aware and act intellegent.

  20. Pallavi sinha says:

    The Dowry system is totally a sick Indian mentality .only because of this the rate of female foeticide has been increased specially in rural areas n family doesn’t think about the study of girls becoz they have to save money for her marriage.Almost daily we are being habituated to hear news about the girls burning if her parents fails to satisfied her in law demands.We can’t blame illiteracy for this becoz literate peoples are also equally participated in the dowry. Ones people spend their money for the higher studies of their son and then put double bill on his in law hand.
    In Indian wedding market all kind of grooms are available but their range starts from lac only and end on, i dont know where itself.It’s like an Indian demon “SURSA” as long you feed, more she demands. It is not only the fault from groom side both side are responsible for this crime.
    Dowry giving and accepting both are a punishable offence and already strict laws had been made against this but no one are available to follow .

  21. Shilpa Ranjan says:

    We are citizen of 21st century but still people are following Dowry system.Taking and giving dowry is crime in our society. Many innocent girls are being killed and hanged because of not giving money , property and other valuable things to groom family. This culture should be abolished and the standard of thinking should to raised. Although now a days this system has been stopped but still this is continued in some parts of INDIA.also there is act to prohibit the giving and taking of dowry system in India by government…!!!!

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