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'Dowry is a social disorder, those who take it are criminals'
It is definitely a social disorder The way girls are seen in our society, the attitude has not changed Giving and receiving dowry in marriage is still common in our society In Bangladesh, however, there are anti-dowry laws But those who are giving and taking dowry are under this lawHe doesn't care However, there are 6 loopholes in the law This dowry is very disrespectful to a girl That is why girls are being victims of child marriage The older the girl, the more dowry will have to be paid for her Even in affluent families, dowry is given and taken in various waysBeing 6 7 percent of our girls are being abused by the family The lion's share of it is due to dowry This has come up in the report of the Bureau of Statistics Even after 10 years of marriage, girls are being tortured due to dowry, her family is being pressured Don't stop itIf possible, women's empowerment, child marriage should be stopped or girls should be taken to a dignified position Torture and killing for dowry is going on in the country
Dowry system in the city or in the village?
We will say that it is going on everywhere in the village or town The village is visible There it is said that if the dowry is not given, the daughter will not get married If you are older, you have to pay more dowry But dowry is being given and taken in various 'formats' in the city Jobs, cars, houses, nobles hereBanks are running it in various ways We cannot socially boycott those who are giving and taking If we can't boycott them socially, then we can't stop the dowry system
How is child marriage related to dowry?
Very related 6 Poverty is one of the reasons here It is said that if you get married at a young age, less dowry can be given For this reason, the parents of the village are marrying the girls at an early age
Why is the desire for dowry created in men?
In our society, boys are growing up with a different mentality They have taken taking dowry as a kind of right
Has it become part of the family tradition then?
It is not just a family or social practice, it is also a part of mental thinking Today's boys have to explain to us how disrespectful it is for a boy to take dowry
Why is mother-in-law or Nanad involved in dowry? Are they women too?
It has actually gone into perspective The bearers of this view are boys and girls The victims are all boys and girls As a result, this mother-in-law or Nanad is not standing next to the abused girl Many times they are also playing the role of torturers
Educated and conscious citizens are also giving and receiving dowry So is there anything wrong with our educationI would say there are definitely mistakes in education A humane approach, the teaching of respect for women - these are the things we need to include in our curriculum. We are agitating for this But this time it has to be established as a family, social and institutional
Is the tendency to take life for dowry increasing or decreasing?
We do not see any signs of reduction In many ways this trend is increasing We see not only the killing of a woman, but also the abduction or torture of a woman. And the level of such torture is increasing day by day
If victims of dowry sue, how many of them get the verdict in their favor? And if this share is low, then what is the reason?
You must have an idea about the justice system of our country! And the second thing is, it is not women friendly The chances of women getting justice from this justice system are low in all cases In the case of dowry, we see that there are many exceptions to the fact that it is presented properly.
So are women ‘public prosecutors’ or government representatives urgently needed in court?Of course it is necessary We see that the participation of women in the judiciary is increasing We are saying that PP, who is a 'public prosecutor', should have a woman-friendly attitude. He should have a sensitive attitude towards women Moreover, the law must be changed. We are trying The government also has a 'positive' attitude See what happens!What is your advice on eliminating dowry?First of all we need to amend the law Because if you want to start a movement, you need a tool first In that way the law has to be fixed first Secondly, the social movement must be continued Those who are giving or taking dowry are social criminals They have to boycott ThisI could not start the practice This requires a massive campaign And it is a social disorder that needs to be addressed to the younger generation.