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Each year, thousands of young Indian women are doused with gasoline and burned to death

AP Published: 19:23 September 3, 2013
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New Delhi: One woman dies every hour in India because of dowry-related crimes, indicating that the country’s economic boom has made demands for dowries even more persistent, women’s rights activists said Tuesday.

The National Crime Records Bureau says 8,233 women were killed across India last year because of disputes over dowry payments given by the bride’s family to the groom or his family at the time of marriage.

The conviction rate in dowry-related crimes remained a low 32 per cent, according to statistics the bureau published last week.

Indian law prohibits the giving or receiving of a dowry, but the centuries-old social custom persists.

Dowry demands often continue for years after the wedding. Each year, thousands of young Indian women are doused with gasoline and burned to death because the groom or his family felt the dowry was inadequate.

Women’s rights activists and police said that loopholes in dowry prevention laws, delays in prosecution and low conviction rates have led to a steady rise in dowry-related crimes.

Dowry demands have become even more insistent and expensive following India’s economic boom, said Ranjana Kumari, a women’s rights activist.

She blamed a growing culture of greed as India opens its economy to foreign goods that the younger generation cannot afford but badly want.

“Marriages have become commercialised. It’s like a business proposition where the groom and his family make exorbitant demands. And the wealthier the family, the more outrageous the demands,” Kumari said.

Suman Nalwa, a senior New Delhi police officer dealing with crimes against women, said dowry practices extended to all classes in society. “Even highly educated people don’t say no to dowry,” she said.


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This post was edited by robert237 at 2013-9-4 21:08

This is a direct result of the subjugation of India by the capitalist thugs of the UK.
India has freed itself from British domination and is now free to throw off the chains of capitalism.
The vast majority of Indian people are honorable and these horrible exceptions are the result
of a pathological worship of money by a few perverted individuals.
This is the one of the most severe side effects of capitalism and India no longer needs to go down
this monotonous and spiritually dead path. Socialism is the system of the future.
These types of incidents happen everywhere in the world where money is worshiped as only
capitalists can.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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robert237 Post time: 2013-9-5 13:06
This is a direct result of the subjugation of India by the capitalist thugs of the UK.
India has fre ...

I know a place where capitalist snobbists burn their Lamborghinis.

Terrible consequences of British influence on China ?

Maybe the last traces of the British Heroin import to China ?

Robert o Robert ...

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robert237 Post time: 2013-9-5 13:06
This is a direct result of the subjugation of India by the capitalist thugs of the UK.
India has fre ...

Maybe that is why the British burn their wives during Christmas times ?

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robert237 Post time: 2013-9-5 13:06
This is a direct result of the subjugation of India by the capitalist thugs of the UK.
India has fre ...

So are you are suggesting India should become conmmunist as bad things do not happen in communist countries?

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maybe one year after, we guys may be familiar with all kind of crimes, i think we don't have the chance to know the world so widely before, but now we can because of website and free speech. It makes us comparing with each other, whatever rich or poor, that pushes us into extreme. We all forget the following: content is happiness.

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Kbay Post time: 2013-9-5 13:20
I know the Pinoys of Manila send their women by the shiploads to work as sex slaves and maids in t ...

and how did you come by this gem of a knowledge? you have too much time on your hands!
No, I live above Sunset Plaza, it's a little house I rent and it's a little rundown but has a beautiful view, what about you?

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