SC ruled that if prosecution fails to prove that the accused charged in a dowry death case has harassed the woman to demand dowry, he can't be held guilty.
The practice of taking dowry has long been declared a criminal offence. Yet, it shows no signs of abating even in educated families, with the bride’s side continuing to bestow it in the form of cash, gold, luxury cars, apartments and so on to the groom’s eager family. Why is this? Is there any economics behind it? Is dowry like a scarcity rent? Does the relative bargaining position of women vis-à-vis men affect a woman's ability to find her preferred match?
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Let me start by saying that I am not against marriage as an institution. However, I am against the fundamental inequality that has the power to convert an Indian marriage into a form of slavery.
You be you, Mohsina, you be you.
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The Stupid Design
Like the original, Sita's Diwali will also be celebrated with lamps. And, the lamps of Sita's Diwali will also symbolise the victory of truth over injustice. But it will be a different truth, and a different injustice. And it will be about a whole different victory. The protagonist of Sita's Diwali will, of course, be Sita. Not just because this is her story, but because Sita is the original "India's Daughter". She is one figure in Indian history and mythology whose life singularly encompasses the truth of Indian womanhood in its entirety.
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