Is it plausible that a daughter-in-law belonging to the chief justice’s family would also be tortured for dowry?
Moreover if he girl is also an educated management student and still is being harassed for dowry?
Can you imagine the audacity of the husband’s side that dared to demand dowry?
Still no arrests have been made!!! Wonder wonder…..hmmmm!!!
“I have full faith in the judiciary and police. But I fail to understand why no action has been initiated against those who tortured me,” she said.
If this is the plight if an educated woman coming from an affluent background and justice is still delayed to her,… then can we imagine what would be the saga of uneducated women? What would be the predicament of rural women? What would be the plight of women coming from poor families who are harassed for dowry ruthlessly?
This is the instance of one urban educated woman who has come forward to report her case, but there are several cases that go unreported and are hushed up. The reason they go unreported is because most of them are embarrassed to admit they are victims of domestic violence and severe dowry harassment lest it blemish their image –an image that goes with them that they are strong independent educated women to whom no harm can be done and would not tolerate injustice. How ironical though, that it is expected of them to be independent but still tolerate domestic and dowry harassment!!!
BUT the fact of the matter is that most of them are reluctant and apprehensive to come forward and admit it. Reasons are many …fear, social stigma, hope against hope to save their marriage, denial, suppression or susceptibility towards the situation or vulnerability.
There are many women out there, who endure this maltreat silently for various reasons cited above. Dowry practice seems to be only rising because people have their own vested hidden interests and we have a long way to go before we stop this terrorism of extorting money.