‘Ethical’ Dulha Seeks Advice On How To Refuse Dowry From His Bride’s Insistent Family


According to the Indian Penal Code, demanding dowry is a punishable act with a minimum of 7 years of imprisonment. And despite the fact that the practice is still prevalent in many parts of the country, a lot of people are progressively moving forward and setting great examples by refusing it. For example, earlier this year, 47 couples with disabilities tied the knot in Udaipur and took a stand against dowry. In another instance, a Jaipur BSF constable rejected the Rs. 11 lakh dowry presented to him, and said that the ‘bride is more valuable than money’.

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An Indian male Redditor opened up a conversation on how to decline dowry and other offers of ‘gifts’ after it was made by his fiancé’s family.

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People attempted to come up with ways on how to turn the tables when pressured to accept expensive gifts:

Bank deposits back in the wife’s name was a common solution proposed by many:-

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Others suggested using it to gift jewellery to the wife back:

Another also suggested to stand one’s ground and talk it out:

Have you ever been in this situation? What do you think is the best possible solution? Tell us!

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