We can't change this society but we can change ourselvesIn Indian society marriages are highly expensive events where people stage ostentatious exhibition of their wealth. This is the only event where boys are sold and bought and this is the only event where girls have no value if her father doesn't have affordability to purchase a good boy. Perhaps this is the reason when a poor father pays money to a doctor for killing his innocent girl in her mother's womb.
Last message from 4 sisters who committed suicide together shocked everyone in Kanpur: 'We see our parents are always worried for our marriage but no good proposal except of an old man or widower or divorcee with children is brought for us by any marriage broker/mediator because of our poverty. We often have seen our parents crying after midnight. We can't see our beloved parents crying or worried, therefore, we are taking this step'.
Hearing such painful news we feel pity for some time but soon we forget what we've heard.
We can't change this society but at least we can change ourselves by marrying our son without any dowry or money from girl's parents.
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