- Website claims to calculate dowry amount what grooms should expect
- Union Minister Maneka Gandhi asks IT Ministry to take immediate action
- Block website, book developers under dowry prohibition act: Ms Gandhi
Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday wrote a letter in this regard to her cabinet colleague Mr Prasad, saying the website should be blocked as it promotes seeking dowry by men.
She said that it has been brought to her notice that there is a website www.dowrycalculator.com that suggests a dowry amount a potential groom can expect to get after considering parameters like his caste, qualification, profession, income etc. Ms Gandhi said in her letter this was not only shameful but also illegal as it promoted dowry.
The practice of dowry is a punishable offence in India. The website, which has been seen by some on social media networks as a satirical attempt at the practice of dowry, says on its website that it is "dedicated to all the match making aunties of India".