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Groom Tries To Keep Pimp Hand Strong With Dowry Demand - Gets Arrested
May 15, 2003 7:51 AM   Subscribe

Groom Tries To Keep Pimp Hand Strong With Dowry Demand - Gets Arrested A bride who got the police to arrest her bridegroom has become something of a celebrity in India. Nisha Sharma, 21, called the police after her father was asked for more dowry money just minutes before her wedding ceremony.
posted by turbanhead (6 comments total)

 
Sheesh.
posted by FormlessOne at 11:37 AM on May 15, 2003


Sheesh nothing. In some segments of Indian society women still get murdered over dowry issues.
posted by konolia at 11:54 AM on May 15, 2003


Dowry Deaths: In India, it is estimated that more than 5,000 women are killed each year because their in-laws consider their dowries inadequate. A tiny percentage of their murderers are brought to justice.


Good for her. A small step towards ending this madness.
posted by jcruelty at 12:08 PM on May 15, 2003


She's a very lucky woman - the groom could have waited until after the wedding. Her family could have refused to back her up. Yes, she was courageous, but she also happened to be very fortunate in her circumstances.
posted by orange swan at 12:09 PM on May 15, 2003


OK...here's a question.... since dowries are illegal in India, and the guy asked for more dowry money... will her parents get into trouble with the law too? I mean, shouldn't they also be arrested for giving a dowry in the first place?
posted by graventy at 12:38 PM on May 15, 2003


Yes, she was courageous, but she also happened to be very fortunate in her circumstances.

Isn't the risk involved what made her so courageous in the first place?

I'm really proud of her, especially her willingness and desire to be a role model for other young women in similar situations. It takes people like her to make societal changes.
posted by catfood at 6:15 PM on May 15, 2003


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