Poonam Singh

Over the years, pre-wedding photoshoots have become a trend. Every couple wants to collect beautiful memories reflecting their relationship which they can look back on in the future.

However, now the Chhattisgarh State Commission for Women's Chairperson Dr Kiranmayee Nayak has stated that the pre-wedding photoshoots can be dangerous for the future of girls. 

Under the chairmanship of Kiranmayi Nayak, the 172nd public hearing was held on May 9 in Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur. 

A total of 25 cases were scheduled for hearing in this public hearing and most of them were related to disputes between couples after marriage.

In reference to a case kept for hearing in the Commission, the Chairperson said, "Pre-wedding shoots are dangerous for the future of girls and this is not our culture," ANI reported quoting the chairperson. 

She referred to an incident where the groom's side broke the marriage just two days before the scheduled date. 

"After the marriage was broken, the groom's family refused to return the money which was spent by the girl's family on wedding preparations. Moreover, the girl was also worried about the photographs. With the intervention of the commission, the money was returned to the bride's family and it was ensured that all the photos as well as videos were deleted," the news agency has quoted her as saying.

During the hearing, Kiranmayi Nayak said that people are influenced more by Western culture these days, which is having repercussions on our Indian culture, India Today reported.

"I urge parents that they should avoid pre-wedding shoots for their children's future as it can be harmful to their daughters," she added.