Dowry, An Illegal But Prevalent Practice: Here Is What India Has To Say

An act of love or danger?

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We all agree that dowry is an insult not only to the woman but also her family. While many of us believe that this practice does not exist anymore, there are instances of killings that often make the headlines.  

Yes, deaths over dowry aren't as uncommon as we would like to believe. Even today, over 20 cases of dowry deaths are reported in India every day. And these are just cases that are reported. 

For those of you who do not know, giving or accepting dowry is illegal in India, thanks to the Dowry Prohibition Act of 1961. But does that justify the deaths and violence which this custom ensues?

It was only yesterday, my friend told me about her close friend's death over dowry fights. Is it murder or suicide? 

Fortunately, it is not just me who is angry with the existence of this ritual. A lot of other people have expressed their opinions on the same. Here is #IndiaKaPulse:

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