“Do you think government servants will do that?”

The court directed all the states government to frame rules that would make it mandatory for men seeking government employment to furnish information on whether or not they have taken dowry.

Ramesh, 24, who preparing for a state public service exam said, “Do you think I’ll get married before landing a decent job? This isn’t going to work.” The Government, he said, should first investigate dowry-harassment cases where women have complained of ill treatment. “Tell me, what happened to the IPS officer who has been accused of beating his IAS wife for dowry?”

Noted Lawyer Majeed Memon said, it would serve as a deterrent for dowry seekers and also help us to curb the curse of dowry. If male government employees furnish incorrect information, they will be flouting the law, he added.

“Well-placed grooms demand whatever they feel like cars, hard cash and gold,” he revealed. The Supreme Court order, he said, would be difficult to follow in cases were parents of the bride themselves agree to offer a handsome dowry.

“So where’s the question of disclosure?”