Dowry System
The Dowry System In India refers to the durable goods,cash, and real or movable property that the bride's family gives to the bridwgroom,his parents,or his relatives as a condition of the marriage.

dowry stemmed from india's skewed inheritance laws, and the hindu succession act nedded to be amended to stop the routine disinheritance of daughters.dowry is essentially in the nature of a payment in cash or some kind of gifts given to bride and ,include,cash,jawellery,electrical,appliances,furniture,bedding,crockery,utensils and other huousehold item that help the newlyweds set up their home.Dowry is reffered to as "Dahez in arabic (derived from islamic jahez-e-fatimi).

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Women and Dowry
In some cases,the dowry system leads to crime against women ragging from emotional abuse and injury to even death.Dowry is a social evil society, that has caused unimaginable tortures and crimes toward women.The evil has taken lives of women from all strates of society-be it poor, middle class or rich. However it is the poor who succumb anfd fall prey to it,more due to their lack of awereness and education.
it is because of the dowry system,that daugthers are not valued as much as the sons.In the society, many a times it has been seen that they are seen as a liability and area often subjected to subjugation and are given second hand tratement may it be in education or other amenities.

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Graph for Dowry System
The harassment related to the demand of dowry from the bride and her parents. Sometimes such harassments lead to the death of the girl known as „dowry death‟. Every day in the news paper the news in connection with dowry is seen. The headlines say it all: „
Woman suffers 90% burns; mother-in-law, sister-in-law held

In a recent news, a woman in Delhi lost vision of one eye after being beaten by her husband and in-laws over dowry demands.

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Dowry-Death
Defining dowry-related violence Nominally, violence can be defined as an act carried out with the intention or perceived intention of physically hurting another person. The hurt may be emotional injury or even material deprivation. This definition also includes harassment, cruelty as well as death caused by such behaviour. Thus persistent demands for dowry, even though unintentional, against the woman or her kin, leading to the oppressive conduct by the spouse and /or by the in-laws toward the woman resulting in her harassment, death, or in commission of suicide by her can be termed as dowry related violence . In particular, a number of scholars have assessed the implications of the framing of dowry as an issue primarily concerned with violence typically leading to the death of women. For instance, the National Crime Records Bureau of the Government of India collects statistics on dowry deaths that in 2004 it recorded 7026 such deaths.

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Effect of Dowry System (Disadvantages of Dowry System)
The Dowry System reduces the position and status of a woman. Boys and girls are reduced into a saleable commodity. The parents of well-established young men demand handsome dowry from the parents who want to marry his daughter to their son. And the man who can offer the highest dowry can secure the most deserving husband for his daughter.
Many parents have to sell all their properties to get their daughters married. Again if the parents fail to pay the dowry at the time of marriage or after marriage, the brides have to suffer inhuman torture in their husband’s houses. As a result, some of these newly-wed brides have to commit suicide, some are put to death and some are compelled to file divorce suits.

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