WHO WE ARE AND WHAT IS OUR MISSION
Dowry Free India Organization (DFIO), founded by Mr. Subodh Kumar in 2015, is an anti-dowry campaign to sensitise our society so that this evil system can stop. Our focus is to create a robust awareness through all means including strong digital social media activities as social networking plays an important role in our life.
Women are disproportionately affected by dowry and suffer abuse and violation. The practice of dowry abuse is rising in India, the most severe case as we know is “bride burning”. Most of these incidents are reported as accidental burns in the kitchen or are disguised as suicides. It is evident that there exist deep rooted prejudices against women in India. Cultural practices such as dowry tend to subordinate women in Indian society.
In the course of time, dowry has become a widespread evil which has now assumed menacing proportions. Surprisingly, it has also spread to those communities which were traditionally non-dowry taking communities. With the increasing greed for an easy inflow of money through a bride, the chilling stories of ‘bride burning’ started coming to light.
Dowry has had always been persistent in India and is also rising at a rapid rate and so are the offences related to dowry demands. Dowry demands are becoming persistent and can go on for years even after marriage
We proudly inform you that DFI is the first-of-its-kind organization in the history and it is dedicated to the people who oppose dowry.
One of the causes of social instability is dowry system. Due to natural selfishness of the educated and slavish adherence to age-old customs and traditions of the uneducated, the sensitivity of the people is so blunted that the dowry system still goes unchecked in our country. The dowry system is against the principals of equality amongst the men and women as embodied in the Constitution of India.
Definition of Dowry :
Dowry or Dahej is the payment in cash or/and kind by the bride’s family to the bridegroom’s family along with the giving away of the bride in Indian marriages.