Yet another woman burnt to death for dowry in India. Previously when I’ve written about dowry deaths on my blog – I’ve received some comments that claim that the law regarding dowry is sometimes used by some women organizations to harass men and to settle scores related to other household disputes.
Well I don’t give a damn – the harassments carry weight only because there are still dowry killings in the country. Stop the killings and any allegations that women organizations make will automatically lose its veracity.
Anyways, two things should be noticed in this Washington Post article:
- In particular, the death of the young newlywed — a shy, deeply religious schoolteacher’s daughter whose husband had a college degree and worked in computer graphics — shows that the age-old practice endures even, and perhaps especially, among the educated urban middle-class.
- The practice was no longer confined to the Hindu upper castes, where it originated, but had spread across a broad range of classes and communities, including Muslims and Christians.
You can read the entire article here: