Indians Abroad Marry Women in India for Massive Dowries
Surat, Gujurat, Nov 20, 2012
This is how the Indian dowry system works. The more educated and better paying job a man has, the bigger the dowry he demands from the bride’s family. If he lives and works abroad, then he is entitled to an even bigger dowry!
A lot of Indian women who are married to Indian men living abroad, suffer the same forms of harassment, violence and sometimes murder as women living in India.
Higum Hussain who lives in the Mauritius, had come to India to marry Zahida Bibi. After the wedding, he demanded a dowry of Rs 25 lakhs (U.S. $50,000.00). When his demand was not met he beat up Zahida and her brother, and escaped to Mauritius. Zahida is lucky. There are many such cases, where the men take the money, and escape, or continue to violently abuse the woman they marry and take back to their country of residence, demanding more dowry. Full post here