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Priya Motiani

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We’re In Awe Of This Girl Who Called-Off Her Wedding On FB. Read Why!

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  •  December 10, 2015

Every now and then, we see Facebook swarming with check-ins, eating/ sleeping/ watching/ travelling/ posts, in-a-relationship/ graduating/ getting married life events, and other things of the sort.

But something that we rarely see is someone announcing their called-off wedding on Facebook. I mean okay, that might not be an odd phenomenon, but it does become a matter of concern when a girl, and that too, an Indian girl does it.

Why? You may ask. Well, it is obviously owing to the fear of infamy and the age-old tragic concern Log kya kahenge?

But here’s a girl who isn’t afraid to publicly announce her called-off wedding and the reason behind it. Remya Ramachandran, a resident of Thrissur, Kerala, recently posted this on her Facebook account.

“To all those asking for the date of my wedding, the family that before the engagement had said that they only wanted me, post the engagement, they were demanding 50 sovereigns of gold and 5 lakh rupees. As I am staunchly against dowry and because I believe that buying anything for a man and his family who are so unreliable is a loss, I don’t want to continue with the marriage.”


കൂട്ടുകാരെ, വിവാഹദിനം എന്നാണെന്ന് ചോദിക്കുന്നവര്ക്ക് ഒരറിയിപ്പ് . നിശ്ചയത്തിനു മുന്പ് വരെ എന്നെ മാത്രം മതിയെന്നു പ…

Posted by Remya Ramachandran on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

I know her post won’t be legible for most of us, but I have deliberately attached it here to show you all how fiercely Remya has been supported and appreciated for her move.

And she is equally grateful for all the love she’s been receiving. But here is something that she insists. Umm, let me get you her words straight from her. Fortunately, she wrote this message of hers in a more easily decipherable language.

Dear friends ,         Thanks for your huge support . I’m overwhelmed . I juz wanted to let my circle know about…

Posted by Remya Ramachandran on Saturday, December 5, 2015


I believe this is a true exemplification of standing up for one’s ideals. Team JWB is proud of you girl!

Let us all strive to execute what Remya has initiated; stand firmly against dowry.

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