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.

THE 50 MILLION MISSING CAMPAIGN BLOG ON INDIA'S FEMALE GENDERCIDE

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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About Kalpanaa

Trying to change the world one blog post at a time. I write. It's the best thing I can do. I am the Hanged Man, the Fool, the sometime Magician. Whether I travel in my imagination or in real life I always enjoy myself. I read books, I review. I eat, I review. I watch plays, I review. I have an opinion on everything. At other times I heal people through yoga and/or foot reflexology.

Posted on July 10, 2013, in abuse, bad marriage, bride, Courts, Divorce, Dowry, Justice, oppressive customs and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. subzeroricha

    I read Audrey’s comment that how life in canada is different and somewhere I get ashamed. Imagine how much we indians harp about our family values and culture and then such things. We should together stop harping at least. Sorry for the rant. The post was a wonderfully sculpted start to finish help provided people still want to pay heed…

    Richa

  2. Well written post and very well said! a much needed awareness!

  3. An excellent post creating awareness…. much needed in our society…. It is really sad to see how many women despite knowing all this get entangled into this web and stay there till the end of their world…just because of the so called ‘Society Norms’

  4. An excellent post creating awareness…. much needed in our society…. It is really sad to see how many women despite knowing all this get entangled into this web and stay there till the end of their world…just because of the so called ‘Society Norms’

  5. Wow what a entirely different world from mine in Canada, But a excellent read to undertstand what women in India are going through. Very Sad to read that people take such advantage of others. Thanks for posting ,Found from UBC 🙂 Have amazing day!

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