Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Interesting piece about dowries in India

NEW DELHI: This law, some judges have held, was already being abused. Now the government is considering a proposal to make it harsher. If the proposal goes through, the stiff anti-dowry laws, which seek to protect brides against greedy husbands and in-laws, will extend the current seven-year window for registration of a "dowry death" case to lifetime — this means that an offence against the husband or in-laws can be made out at any point during married life.

We learned about this in Asian Studies! Yes, ironically enough, I take Asian Studies. But anyway, yeah, the dowry is such a big deal in India, there are laws about it. Bottom line: don't marry for money.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I'm sure a ton of Indians are reading this and are being enlightened. Newsflash, your not going to change anything bud.


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