According to the Indian Penal Code, demanding dowry is a punishable act with a minimum of 7 years of imprisonment. But the sad reality is that it is still practised in several parts of the country. However, there are people who have set excellent examples for others by rejecting dowry.
Among them are 47 couples with disabilities who recently tied the knot at a mass wedding in Udaipur, reports India Today. All the couples unanimously pledged against the dowry system.
The mass wedding was organised by ‘Narayan Seva Sansthan’, a Rajasthan-based NGO which provides treatment and rehabilitation facilities for those affected with polio.
The NGO has treated 30 couples with disabilities with corrective treatment and has taught them several skills via vocational training so that they become eligible for job opportunities and further become financially independent, reports The New Indian Express.