Mumbai: Remya Ramachandran from Kerala has inspired millions of women by taking a strong step against the custom of dowry. The girl’s Facebook post citing cancellation of marriage due to dowry demands has gone viral.
Demanding dowry is strictly prohibited under the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1962, but the custom is very much prevalent in the Indian society even today.
Remya decided to call off her wedding after the groom demanded money and gold.
In order to make a loud noise against the culture and custom of dowry, Remya took this step.
Here’s a rough English translation of her Facebook post in Malayalam:
“Here’s an answer to all those asking me about my wedding. The person, who I was engaged to, is demanding Rs 5 lakhs and 50 gold coins. He had earlier said that he only needed me. I am against the custom of dowry and would not like to be part of a family that doesn’t keep up its words. And hence, I have decided to call of this marital alliance”.
Three days later, Remya, who was overwhelmed to see support from all quarters, took to her Facebook page to thank all those who showed solidarity with her move: