An amount of property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage is defined as dowry. This is very popular till this very day. The subject of dowry has opened the doors for many critics as well. Some follow this while some do not. There are some who are really against this very system for many reasons. One of the popular reasons that women are not for sale. As we take a look back at history, we see that it was very popular during the Roman period. In India, we can trace back to the vedic age to see the origin of this. In India, dowry is usually practised by the Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, and Jains. It is considered a major contributor towards observed violence against women in India. Some of these offences include physical violence, emotional abuses, and even murder of brides and young girls prior to marriage. In India, states like Mizoram, Nagaland and Meghalaya has hardly any concept of dowry system.