Facebook post goes viral - Kerala girl calls off marriage due to dowry demands

Kerala girl Remya Ramachandran called off her marriage after groom demanded dowry.

Last Updated: Dec 09, 2015, 09:19 AM IST
Facebook post goes viral - Kerala girl calls off marriage due to dowry demands
Pic courtesy: Remya.Ramachandran facebook page.

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”.

കൂട്ടുകാരെ, വിവാഹദിനം എന്നാണെന്ന് ചോദിക്കുന്നവര്ക്ക് ഒരറിയിപ്പ് . നിശ്ചയത്തിനു മുന്പ് വരെ എന്നെ മാത്രം മതിയെന്നു പ...

Posted by Remya Ramachandran on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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:

Dear friends , Thanks for your huge support . I'm overwhelmed . I juz wanted to let my circle know about...

Posted by Remya Ramachandran on Saturday, December 5, 2015