Topic: Role of family and society in inculcating values; Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions
8) The practice of accepting or giving dowry is prevalent in Indian society despite the spread of education and awareness. Some argue that if dowry is given as a goodwill gesture it is not unethical or immoral. Some justify taking dowry on the grounds that their son is well educated and settled thanks to the money they have spent on him and dowry is a means to get back that money; some even say that dowry is needed to look after their daughter-in-law as she would be staying either with them or with their son.
Do you consider the practice of dowry as unethical and immoral? Justify your answer. (200 Words)