Dacca, November 16, 2011
A Bangladesh bride has decided that she would rather take a divorce than offering a dowry to her husband.
Farzana Yasmin decided to divorce her husband immediately after she got married because her husband insisted on dowry.
In the conservative, Islamic society in Bangladesh, giving a huge dowry is asked for by the bridegroom or his relatives.
Although giving or taking dowry is made a punishable offence in the country, the practice is widely prevalent.
‘The dowry has become a cancer in our society', the holder of a Master's degree said.
She refused to go with her husband. On the wedding day itself, Farzana said she would now file for divorce.
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