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 Dowry, the Curse of Indian Society

 Dowry, the Curse of Indian Society

Written by Dr Md Afroz, Md Tabrez Alam Dowry in marriages is a curse for Indian society that has been haunting for a long time. This is a social curse, which has gone unchecked, though time and again it has tormented the people in general. It has become a routine affair that we come across news-reports on dowry deaths and[Read More…]

by 03/20/2021 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
The Horrible Dowry System and Its Wider Manifestation in India

The Horrible Dowry System and Its Wider Manifestation in India

Nearly 60 years have passed since the dowry abolition system legislation was passed in India but we still have the cruel reality of 20 dowry deaths a day in the country ( dowry killings, or women pushed by dowry related cruelty towards suicide). Each one of these deaths is a hugely tragic story, and it is being repeated 7000 times[Read More…]

by 03/08/2021 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
I Choose to challenge: Say No to Dowry

I Choose to challenge: Say No to Dowry

As we celebrate women’s Day every year with different themes this year theme is #chooseTochallenge so I #chooseTochallenge If marriage is a vehicle, where male and female are two equal wheels to reach the destiny of life together, if we give heavy load onto one wheel, it would surely get burst or lead to an accident damaging the whole vehicle[Read More…]

by 03/08/2021 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
The Case of 23 years old Pikumoni: Who failed her?

The Case of 23 years old Pikumoni: Who failed her?

As the author penned down his thoughts on a very recent case of death on account of severe domestic violence of a twenty-three years old girl who was newly married and was carrying a baby of five and half years months in her womb at Sarulah village, Sualkuchi in rural Assam on 16 November, 2020, a peripheral location from the[Read More…]

by 12/08/2020 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
Shova Rajmoni Hosna---New Age photo

Another senseless dowry death

  How many Shovas have to endure violence, severe torture and sometimes death when extortionary dowry demands cannot be met? How many monstrous husbands and in-laws will abuse and kill innocent young women because their parents cannot pay the dowry amount to the husbands or to their families? Despite anti-dowry laws in Bangladesh, such crimes are unabated. This has been[Read More…]

by 09/14/2019 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
The Living Dead – The Untold Stories

The Living Dead – The Untold Stories

The clogged channels of my mind were set into action by an innocent status of a friend recently. -“I would’nt shoot the man who made the cage , but the bird that sings happily inside “! The complexities that lay enmeshed within these simple words taking me by surprise ! A coin has two sides …the beauty being they never[Read More…]

by 10/06/2016 2 comments Patriarchy
Dowry Deaths: India’s Shame 

Dowry Deaths: India’s Shame 

What the Women and Child Development Minister Ms. Maneka Gandhi, admitted on the floor of the Lok Sabha was startling, between 2012 and 2014, around 25,000 women either committed suicide or were killed due to dowry harassment; this vindicates the claim of women’s movement in India. Taunts, mental and physical abuse and ultimate death by murder or ‘forced-to-commit-suicide’ is an open fact of the Indian society

by 07/06/2016 1 comment Patriarchy