India: Shock Dowry Deaths Increase Revealed | Orange UK

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A woman dies every hour in India due to the demands placed upon her family as a result of the dowry system, according to figures from the country’s National Crime Records Bureau.

This is an age old custom where the wife’s family has to hand over endless amounts in cash and gifts at the wedding and beyond to secure her wellbeing.

It is illegal and the punishments are severe, but the number of cases is on the rise in a country that continues to grapple with the issue of violence against women.

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