Women in these countries do not get much support from their male counterpart. The husband’s family will harass, threaten and sometimes kill the bride if her family cannot come up with the money or gifts . With the new wife out-of-the-way , the husband is free to remarry and get a new dowry from his new bride. In 2010 there were 8391 reported cases of dowry deaths in India alone.
In Pakistan although divorce is possible, it is claimed that some families decide instead to murder unwanted wives. In most cases of bride burning the woman is doused with kerosene, the helpless defenseless woman is then set on fire and is burned alive. The deaths are often reported as accidents. In many cases the police are told the victim was killed by an exploding stove and there is no prosecution. They opt for burning because the chances of prosecution is less.
Bride burning is a wicked, barbaric act. It is one of the most gruesome forms of human rights violation.
9 thoughts on “Stop Abuse of Women”
Marve – it’s unbearable to know this happens and be able to do nothing about it
I know what you mean. It is hard knowing these things are happening and there is nothing you can do to stop it.
I only click the like button to show my support. It is unbelievable how evil some people can be! I am so ashamed to be human sometimes.
Sorry to say but the world can be a very cruel place… well not the world so much as the people in it!
yes so sad but true!
How awful.. disturbing and sad. Your posts are much needed xx
This one I hadn’t heard about before. How truly horrific.
Yes people sometimes do terrible things to others!
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