Advice on How To Protect Yourself From Dowry Extortion and Violence
The best way to prevent divorce is to plan for every contingency before you get married. Dowry is a huge stumbling block that unfortunately doesn’t end in divorce, which would be preferable, but in the death of the bride. This excellent blog post from 50 million missing gives some much-needed advice to Indian women who are about to get married.
December/January is wedding season in India. In light of the fact that there are more than 100,000 women murdered for dowry in India every year, we are making an advisory post for Brides-To-Be and their families. Please protect yourselves from dowry extortion, violence and murder.
1. Back Out Of Any Wedding Arrangement Where Any Kind of Financial Demand is Made in Cash or Kind:
- A gift is something given with love; it is never asked for.
- But when grooms and their families start specifying how much money they want for the wedding, what kinds of gifts – houses, cars, etc. they want for the wedding, what other favors such as jobs, promotions etc. they want for the wedding, and they threaten to call the wedding off if these ‘gifts’ are not given to them, then this is not gift-giving. This is blackmail! It is illegal! It is extortion! It…
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Posted on July 10, 2013, in abuse, bad marriage, bride, Courts, Divorce, Dowry, Justice, oppressive customs and tagged divorce, dowry, Marriage, Relationships, Women in India. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.