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Despite it being outlawed, people still expect dowry, sometimes in the form of 'wedding expenditure' and 'gifts for your daughter'. A daughter speaks up against it.
A recent research showed that an increase in gold prices is a great threat to girl children in our country. The fear of higher dowry leads people to kill them even before being born!
They are being wrongly accused of rape and harassment, A National Commission For Men is needed says a BJP lawmaker. Really? Is it so?
It may not be called 'dowry' any longer, but the tradition of living off your wife's parents (and considering it your right) is well and alive, as this short story illustrates.
One would expect Indian policewomen to be sensitive to the issues of their own gender, but this author's study shows that they weren't usually, just strong women choosing their battles.
My sister spoke up when her marriage was being fixed with a groom whose family was asking for a dowry. We need to speak up and be the change we want to see.
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