Even in 21st century many societies are still under the influence of this act of demanding. Payment of dowry is prohibited under The 1961 Dowry Prohibition Act in Indian civil law and subsequently by Sections 304B and 498a of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Despite
anti-dowry laws in India, it is still a common illegal practice. Some great societies still believe in this illegal practice and behave normally while taking or giving dowry. Friends you all knows giving and taking dowry are both crime.
Even in some of survey it was clearly stated that act of dowry is mainly followed in high societies(middle class or upper middle class) rather than poor families. This is what showing where are people in 21st century. We are moving ahead in this globalization with all demanding technologies but we are still practicing wrongful act of 16th century. Why we are not believing that this pulls down tradition, culture of Indian society or is this also a part of "how to become rich - simple solution" (this i will say "unhealthy minded beggars looking only for money").
Even though there are prohibition act made by our judiciary system to stop killing of woman for dowry we can see regular cases like burn the woman , beating woman just for some amount or sometimes murder cases. We see lot of bridal parties fear about difficulties raises after say "No" for dowry and they too commit this act but if someone really stand against this , it will not be difficult to eradicate this "KILLER ACT".
Can we do anything against it?
Yes we can really do something or I can say much to stop this kind of wrongful act. As a youth of nation we should say "NO DOWRY" to family members strictly not only while giving but also while taking. Demand of dowry becomes end of all dreams of woman. Hence say "NO" to dowry.
Dowry is really evils act. Every dowry demand is a death threat. Don't Marry ! Walk away !! Think Twice !!
Lets make pledge - "JUST SAY NO TO DOWRY".