Saying no to dowry, the funny way

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It’s a compilation that presents a humorous take on the social evil that the dowry system is. Leading artists such as Bapu, Bali, Lepakshi and others came together on ‘Anti-Dowry Day’, observed on November 26, to promote their message in a unique way.

Website I don’t want dowry.com came up with a special book, in which 100 cartoonists – from Bapu to college students – presented cartoons on the dowry system. Priced at Rs.20, the book was released by Justice T. Meena Kumari in presence of Greyhounds Inspector-General P. Sitaramanjaneylu at a function here on Tuesday.

Addressing the gathering, Justice Meena Kumari called upon youngsters, especially men, to convince their parents not to accept dowry.

“Until men ask their parents not to accept dowry, this evil practice will continue in the society,” she said.

She said some people were misusing the provisions of Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code. Police should investigate the circumstances that lead to differences between a husband and wife, before booking a case under the said section, she said.

Greyhounds Inspector General P. Sitaramanjaneylu and advocate and advocate L. Ravichander also spoke on the occasion.


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