Do you think dowry givers should be punished?


On Sunday the 2nd November 2008, the news media channel IBN 7 in its program “Zindagi Live” highlighted the issue of dowry deaths with the background demand of increasing the limit of seven years for presumption of dowry death to lifetime.

Save Indian Family Foundation severely and strongly condemns the show as it spreads poison in the society by creating false alarm of the deplorable state of women. And that too by showcasing the case of a Legal Terrorist called Nisha Sharma who did not hesitate in putting her wannabe husbands and in – laws in jail under a false dowry case just to elope with her boyfriend.

Showcasing such women of such loose morale as epitomes of women’s troubles can be becoming of radical feminists organizations operating their shop of selling women’s rights but not of responsible media channels like IBN 7 who had earlier participated with Save Family Foundation, Delhi in creating awareness against Legal Terrorism where women – centric laws are used to en cash a bad marriage.

When Nisha Sharma has openly admitted to giving dowry which is a crime as per Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, why is she roaming freely?

Why is NCW supporting dowry givers when it says it wants to eradicate dowry system from India?

Why is it not emphasizing the role of Dowry Prohibition Officers to investigate dowry exchanges during marriage itself?

Why is it not stopping extravagant marriages?

15,000 unmarried women are committing suicide before marriage why are their parents not held guilty?

Why is every death of married women converted to dowry death be it due to any reason like accident, illness, chronic medication, suicide due to self – guilty feelings?

Why is the media silent on these issues?


2 thoughts on “Do you think dowry givers should be punished?

  1. Read your blog.Here is my take on the issue.

    “People argue that dowry makes marriage a trade and women a commodity.I have no idea of what they are talking about.It is the girl’s family which pays dowry to the boy.How would that make the girl a commodity? Certainly,it is the boy who is treated as a commodity here.Moreover,in almost all cases the girl’s family look at the job and income of the boy before marriage.Doesn’t that make it a trade? Doesn’t that make the girl a prostitute?”

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