In Nilambur, not a single dowry related case has been reported in many years. The town has shown the world how to contain social evils effectively.
Sonika was burnt by her in-laws who demanded more dowry even after her family had satiated their greed with Rs 2 lakh at the time of her marriage itself.
Sanjana had set herself on fire after enduring years of harassment at the hands of her in-laws. Her husband saw her set herself on fire but did nothing to stop her and took her to the hospital only on the insistence of neighbours.
Repeated dowry offerings failed to satisfy Nitesh Yadav’s in-laws. She spent a painful month in hospital before dying with 95% burns. Her case reflects the gender bias and violence against women in Rajasthan.
On October 27, 2009, 23-year-old Kulbir Kaur, was found dead at her in-laws’place at Tiba Nangal village, about 10 km from Dhirpur in Punjab’s Ropar district.
Tired of growing demands for dowry, Rani Tripathi walked out on the scheduled marriage but only after her family captured her prospective in-laws making demands on camera.
The body of Neha Jain (28) was found outside her in-laws’ house with her dupatta tied around her neck. Neha had told her parents she was often taunted by the in-laws for not giving birth to a son.
Daisy Sinha got the better of dowry and decided never to get married. Determined to rise against the digressive social practice, she continued to deny marriage proposals which came on the pretext of some ‘exchange’
Heem Singh, former Captain of Mahar regiment, did not give up till he proved that his daughter Kulbir Kaur did not commit suicide but was killed for dowry by her husband and in-laws.
Keeping in view the rising number of complaints regarding the misuse of anti-dowry law, Centre is mulling to introduce penal provisions in the act that will ensure punishment or penalty to those who make false charges.
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The Supreme Court recently ruled that there will be no automatic arrests in cases filed under the special anti-dowry provisions set out in the Indian Penal Code and the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961.
A 24-year-old woman was allegedly burnt by her husband and in-laws for dowry in Aurai area of the district, police said in Bhadohi on Sunday.
Following a complaint lodged by a local resident, the police filed charges of molestation and dowry harassment against her fiancé, who is a resident of Delhi. The man, Vikram Khattar, who is yet to be arrested, allegedly demanded a BMW or Audi from the girl’s parents, according to the complaint.