So, many of them take huge debts because of dowry. Now a days dowry has become a part of wedding ceremonies. Kashmir as the land of Sufis and Saints has remained mostly free from many social evils in the past.
We need to make them understand the concept of marriage and its importance in our life. They spend the rest of their lives to pay their debts. On the other hand, the boy accepts that girl who belongs to a well-off family, highly educated in service and earns.
Although in reality it is a gift of money or property made by the husband to the wife which becomes her absolute property, in our society the dowry system is not only mandated for girls but also for boys. Around 40 percent women married happen to be below eighteen years of age and illiterate thus not in position to assert themselves.
The access to easy money with some sections of the society have given flip to this social evil government policy with regard to the black money and recent crackdowns on smugglers, hoarders and black-marketers is sure to check this menace, provided authorities carry out their policies in letter and spirit.
It has drawn the attention of the government. Thus they remain educationally backward which makes them again dependent on the men folk. Dowry in itself is not bad.
This is one of the reasons the birth of a daughter in Pakistan is regarded as a burden. Thus dowry is a universal phenomenon and a generally accepted view.