The dory system is a great curse on our society. It is as old as the institution of marriage. In an era, where science, technology and industry have made rapid progress and mankind claims to be more civilized dowry has become a part and parcel of marriage. The dowry system is the root cause of female infanticide and female feticide. Marriages based on dowry are unhappy marriages. The cases of dowry deaths are on the rise in spite of the laws enacted by the government. Many social reformers have tired to eradicate this evil practice but in vain. Girls should become financially independent. They should not feel weak or helpless. The youth should come forward to fight this evil.