Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fact of the Day: Bride Burning

Bride burning is a practice that occurs often in or around India. A bride is brutally murdered through burning by the husband and/or his family after the bride's family refuses to give out additional dowry. 

14 comments:

  1. awww... that's one of the most heinous and shocking forms of violence against women.

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  2. Never heard about it before!
    Awful:(

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  3. WTF indeed. That is still done today?

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  4. I've been to India and this was discussed as a practice that is extremely rare. Still, it's horrible.

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  5. Nobody should do it, shame......

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  6. Nobody should do it, shame......

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  7. That is horrible, this is hard to comprehend.

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  8. One hears in so many different countries how women are persecuted and even if this is rare, it still happens and that is abhorrent

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  9. Well, many are killed by throwing stones at them. So i can believe it. By the way this blog is cool

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  10. Just barbaric and depraved! And then there was the practice of Sati (also called suttee) where a pious widow was expected to sacrifice herself on her husband's funeral pyre, although some widows were buried alive with the husband's corpse or drowned ~ all justified by religion, of course, and a convenient way to get rid of the inconvenient widow.

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