Dowry demands zero
Groomed for Cash?
What's wrong in recognising
dowry as part of the girl's share of her father's property?
by A.J. Philip
Bansal, a third-year BA student from the neighbourhood of Hisar in
Haryana, has joined the new pantheon of women who refuse to be
sacrificed at the altar of dowry. She decided against marrying the boy
her parents had chosen when he preferred to remain a mute spectator to
the ugly bargaining his family members indulged in to satiate their
Dowry deaths have
risen from 5,500 in 1996 to 7,000 now
want to preserve their culture'
by R.C. Ganjoo
Hindus who migrated from West Pakistan in 1947 and settled down in
Delhi and adjoining areas are known as Sirayaki Multanis. The 20-lakh
Sirayaki Multanis have realised that due to their displacement their
cultural heritage is threatened with extinction.