1.- Where the bride is unable to sign, she may affix her thumb impression in lieu of her signature after having the list read out to her and obtaining the signature on the list, of the person who has so read out the particulars contained in the list.
Explanation 2.- Where the bridegroom is unable to sign he may affix his thumb-impression in lieu of his signature after having the list read out to him and obtaining the signature on the list of the person who has so read out the particulars contained in the list.(4) The bride or the bridegroom may, if she or he so desires, obtain on either or both of the lists referred to in sub-rule (1) or sub-rule (2) the signature or signatures of any relations of the bride or the bridegroom or of any other person or persons present at the time of the marriage.
The original text of the Dowry Prohibition Act was widely judged to be ineffective in curbing the practice of dowry.
Moreover, specific forms of violence against women continued to be linked to a failure to meet dowry demands.
All communities there should be against it no matter what! And make it very clear to their parents and if they disagree then the woman doesn't need to be married at that moment.
Find a job and save money and leave the country to find a better groom who will be willing to marry without dowery :/. They appear to be powerless to stop themselves being sold in marriage.Maybe change is in the gift of young men who do appear to have power within their families to stop this practice?However it is the poor who succumb and fall prey to it, more due to their lack of awareness and education.It is because of the dowry system, that daughters are not valued as much as the sons.Women there needs to act on this in order to eradicate dowery from their country for good! Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article.In North Side, still, there is a dowry system in well educated family as well.In the form of 'rasma' named Tika the brides side has to give gold to each n every member of the groom's family, car, furniture etc.As a result, the legislation underwent subsequent amendment.In 1984, for example, it was changed to specify that presents given to a bride or a groom at the time of a wedding are allowed.