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FB post goes viral: Kerala bride calls off wedding after dowry demand

Remya Ramachandran, who hails from Thrissur in Kerala, said in her FB post last week that the demands for dowry started after the engagement

india Updated: Dec 08, 2015 14:53 IST
HT Correspondent
Representational Image(AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Representational Image(AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)(AP)

A woman from Kerala has created a stir on social media after she announced on Facebook that she was calling off her wedding because the fiance’s family asked for dowry.

Remya Ramachandran, who hails from Thrissur in Kerala, said in her FB post last week that the demands for dowry started after the engagement.

“Before the engagement they had said they wanted only me. Post the engagement, they demanded 50 sovereigns of gold and 5 lakh rupees,” the News Minute quoted her as saying.

She said she cancelled the wedding as she was against the practice of dowry, and because she believed that “buying such an unreliable man and his family is a loss”

This is a translation of her FB post which went viral.

“ This is for all those who ask me about my wedding date. The family, which earlier said they wanted only me, demanded 50 sovereigns of gold and 5 lakh rupees after the engagement. I am against the practice of dowry and I believe that buying such an unreliable man and his family at such a big sum is a loss. Hence I am calling off the wedding. Thanks”

Several congratulatory messages poured in after her post went viral. “This is a bold decision. Let this encourage other women too,” said a comment.

A few days later, in another post, Remya thanked everyone who supported her saying her aim originally was to communicate to just her circle of friends.

“Please don’t use my post for personalised humiliation, instead use it against our social norms, “ she said.