Another #Dowry Torture Case in #Canada
Canada, Jan 05, 2013
While many assume that the criminal extortion and violence on women connected with the practice of dowry (the wealth demanded of a bride’s family by the groom), is an “Indian problem,” the fact is it widely prevalent among the educated, well-to-do communities of Indian origin in western countries too.This makes the dowry related violence on women as big a “western problem” as an Indian one!! Here’s one case from Canada.
Harmanpreet Kaur, who was a student at Calgary University, in Canada, had got married with Parmeshwarjot Singh of Jalandhar (Punjab) in November 2008 and had taken him to Calgary the same year. But she quickly realized that he had probably married her just to get a legal passage to Canada, and had no interest in being married to her. When she’d confront him on that he’d abuse her. In November 2012, when she visited India attend the marriage of her husband’s elder brother her in-laws demanded more money from her to pay for marriage expenses. When she refused, her husband and through her out of the house. As in most dowry cases, no arrests have been made, because as Harmanpreet’s father points out her husband has “political connections” in India. Full report here.