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“India Dowry Tragedy”

Description from Kitty Chicky Cat: Raising awareness: If an Indian man or his family decide he was not paid enough dowry he will pressure his bride's family and abuse his wife to get more. If he is not satisfied things escalate and the bride winds up dead. Fire is used so they can claim the cooking stove exploded. The Indian government has taken preventative measures including prohibiting dowries and ordering investigations in the unnatural death of brides. But it's not enough! Estimates range from 6,000 to 15,000 dowry deaths a year in India and few of the murderers are ever punished!


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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    This is shocking!! Thank you for sharing and raising awareness.

  2. BadCat
    BadCat says:

    wow. I had no idea. I’m about a month and a half late to responding, but its still shocking.

  3. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    I first heard of it because of a web search whomever had used the computer before me had done. I was horrified! And the practice of “bride burning” is not just limited to India. I’m sure most Indian men are good husbands but those who aren’t…. I also found it upsetting that in India there is still (among some) the feeling of having to pay a man to take a daughter (even a highly educated woman who can take care of herself) off your hands!

  4. althena
    althena says:

    I love how you used the necklace to tell a story… that’s an amazing idea that I would love to pursue in the future. Kudos! <3

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