The dowry system ISC stigma on our society. It is an insult to women. It is a matter of shame for men. The greed for dowry has taken the lives of many innocent girls. They are tortured physically as well as mentally. Many a time they are even burnt alive. Though we have a law which disallows the giving and taking of dowry, yet this evil is spreading day by day. We can't end it merely by shouting slogans and holding demonstrations. Women will have to become bold. They should have education and become economically self-dependent. They should refuse to marry dowry-seekers. Men should also try to wash off this dirty stigma. They should take a vow not to demand or accept any dowry at the time of their marriage. It is only by exercising a strong will power that this evil can be ended.