Dowry is symptom only. It is not the source. The source is blatant objectification of women. Ladkiya to padai dhan hoti hai-girls are the property of other people. That there is the problem. Indian girls are not considered as individuals rather they are considered as subordinate beings born to serve their husbands.

And I will dare to say that many (not all) of the Indian girls accept this notion as well. I personally know girls who don’t make any effort to earn a livelihood. They know full well that all they have to do is marry some bankable man to maintain their lifestyles. And they are not to blame here. They are conditioned in this way by their parents and society only.