PRICELESS - every HOUR an Indian woman is MURDERED over dowry demands.
Dowry is a deep rooted tradition that has lived for centuries in India. However recently, the rising bride price tag has also brought an increase in extreme violence against women.
I have memories of attending marriages when I was young and the whole living-room being filled with beautiful silk garments and gold sets ready to be gifted to each of the grooms family members. When attending marriages in India, I recall the brand new cars that were decorated with elaborate flower decorations being gifted to the groom. Growing up, I realised the biggest worry of my parents has been having enough money to marry my sister and I off.
With everyone wanting designer and lavish weddings, the price of dowry keeps increasing. Commonly, women are expected to pay the wedding with c.700 guests that they've never met before, gold for every family member, cars, honeymoon... the list goes on.
But the ask goes beyond material things. Women are being subjected to physical, mental or sexual violence after marriage if the bride's family can not meet the ongoing demands. The violence ranges from slashing genitalia with razors to burning her alive by pouring kerosene on her. In some cases, women are driven to suicide.
We are PRICELESS. No one can put a price on a woman's value or worth. I wish the bride's parents could realise this. I wish the bride herself realises she CAN break this cycle. I wish he realises he is not ENTITLED. I wish the in-laws reflected on their own experiences. She's someone's daughter too.
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