"Dowry Deaths: India's Shame"
"The Indian Constitution grants equal rights to woman as a human being but has the
society stopped seeing her more as than a chattel?"
"Woman killed over dowry 'every hour' in India:
A woman is killed every hour in India because her family failed to meet her husband
and in-laws' demands for higher dowry payments and lavish gifts."
"India has by far the highest number of dowry related deaths in the world according to
Indian National Crime Record Bureau. In 2012, 18,233 dowry death cases were reported
across India. This means a bride was burned every 90 minutes, or dowry issues cause
1.4 deaths per year per 100,000 women in India. Although India's dowry death rate per 100,000 is
lower than equivalent rate for Pakistan and Bangladesh, it is a significant social issue in India."