India, July 14 -- Kerala governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Wednesday morning began a day-long fast to raise awareness against dowry. The first such fast by a governor started at 8 am and will continue till 6 pm. Khan will also later attend a prayer meeting at Thiruvananthapuram's Gandhi Bhawan. Many Gandhian activists are also observing the fast.

Two weeks back, Khan visited the parents of a woman, who allegedly died by suicide after facing harassment over dowry. Khan later said he will take some initiative to end the practice of dowry that is rampant in parts of the state. He also released a video on Tuesday asking young people to say no to dowry while calling for gender equality and social justice.

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