Thursday, September 01, 2005

How Many Deaths Will It Take Till They Know?

There I was, all prepared to write about another FRICKIN' 40 cent hike in gas prices and then I saw Uma's scary post.

9500 dowry-related deaths every year? That's nearly 4 times the number of deaths on 9/11.

There's a war being fought in India. There are several major wars being fought in India RIGHT NOW. So let's not kid ourselves about our gentle, peace-loving ways. We are sick, we are twisted and we are hurting badly.

4 comments:

uma said...

frightening, isn't it. and these are just the reported figures...

redrajesh said...

Well, I am sure the unreported cases of husbands suffering because of manipulative wives and false cases against them is also pretty considerable...and while people will try to justify the existence of pro women laws by citing statistcs and saying that the number of men who suffer in that manner is a small percentage, it certainly does not justify the misuse of the anti dowry laws. Plus, the fact that any death within 7 years is painted as a dowry death by the media even if there was no connection to dowry is also a reason for the number of supposed dowry deaths/suicides being so high.

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