Jose John May 18, 2016 No Comments
DOWRY AND BRIDE BURNING The evil of dowry, with the ever-growing demand by greedy parents of well-placed youth from the guardians of the bride, is assuming menacing proportions month by month. Human greed knows no bounds. It is amazing that even well – educated parents of young men do not hesitate to resort to downright extortion, the victims of such avarice being helpless parents of newly married girl who are forced, by their mother-in-law in particular, to bring more money and sophisticated consumer goods of various kinds. While the menace of dowry has existed for centuries, two new and ironical aspects of this problem call for special notice. More than 1000 cases of young wives being burnt to death are reported in the country every year! These include the suicides. Brides are of course not for burning, whether they bring adequate dowry or not. Those who compel them to bring more and yet more dowry, as if the helpless, badly cornered girl’s parental homes are veritable mints or gold¬≠mines, are human sharks who must be adequately punished. The situation in this regard is especially deplorable in Delhi, which has the dubious distinction of leading other cities of India in the mysterious death of young married women in middle class...
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