91 off 90, is a good stat to read on the Indian cricket scoreboard, but when found under “Dowry Deaths — Days”, it’s just plain infuriating.
From the NewIndExpress:
statistics reveal that there is an average of one dowry-related death every day in the state; 91 deaths, including murder and suicide, in the first 90 days of this year alone.
One easily associates dowry crimes to a certain class of people. But I don’t think it takes death to actually deem it a crime. You demand, you’re guilty.
But shouldn’t an education be the automatic solution? Maybe somewhere along the path to seeking enlightenment about For-loops and predicting the Stock-market, wouldn’t these bozos have realized the heinousness of this practice? Nah. The cold truth (and so called rule of thumb) is that with more degrees & a high-paying job to show on a “bio-data”, the more demands the groom can make. And I can speak for the Mallu community when I say, the demands increase exponentially if you are from a family of “name”. Logic never suffered as much as in this equation.
So, here’s what I think of dowry-demanding freakazoids.
It’s the worst humiliation you can inflict upon yourself as a grown man. And it doesn’t frickin’ matter if the girl can “afford” it. You can parade those 2 degrees, that 4-bedroom house, your 6-figure salary and 8-cylinder car, all you want. None of that will absolve you of this degrading act. I’d rather crawl into a grave to die and put this up on my tombstone.
Here lies the most spineless piece of human filth. His crime – Dowry!
That was not directed at anyone…just needed to get it all out.