A woman killed over dowry every hour in India
September 5 , 2013
A woman dies every hour in India because of disputes over dowry. The century old tradition still persists in the country even though the law prohibits the receiving as well as giving of dowry.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 8233 women in India had been killed last year because of unsatisfactory dowry payments given by the bride's family to her husband or his family. The rate of conviction in these crimes remains as low as 32 percent.
Demands regarding dowry continue even after marriage and thousands of women are burned to death because the groom's family felt the dowry was not enough.
This indicates India's economic boom and proves that there are some loopholes in the country's prevention laws that are responsible for these crimes.
Low conviction rates and delays in prosecution could very well be responsible as well.