Dowry System ( Dahej Pratha)
Dowry System is known as “Dahej Pratha” in Hindi.
Dowry refers to the amount of money and other valuables brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage.
In modern age, even in this age of science and technology, many evil practices are prevalent in our society. These evil practices are early marriage and also the dowry system.
Dowry as part of marriage consideration is prohibited by law in India. The Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 was enacted to help the women who are victim of Dowry System.
Evil effects of Dowry System
In modern age, still in different cities, towns and in villages, the dowry system is going to be practiced.
Even in poor families sometimes the father of an young bride had to take loan from the bank to pay the d