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Another #Dowry Torture Case in #Canada

January 14, 2013

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.

For other newspaper reports of incidents of violence against women and girls in India CLICK HERE. What are the 6 Ways Women and Girls are Killed in India? To watch a video CLICK HERE.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. rohan permalink
    August 12, 2013 11:11 am

    My whole family is abused with fake police complaint by my wife on dowry charges. My old widow mother is suffering at this age! I’m ashamed of her son since I could not protect her from being implicated in to crimial charges. Why there is no punishment for the abuse of dowry law by greedy persons! I loved my wife very much and still can’t believe that she has brought this to me after in a distant love relationship of six years where I trusted her blindly!

    • August 14, 2013 10:24 am

      That is the same issue, the corruption of police and misuse of law. The same system that does not give justice to and protect women killed for dowry.

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