Dowry system in India

Akhil – of dogs and chains

Individualism versus loyalty In a society where marriage tends to be a fixed expectation, it seems that many are simply not prepared for this. Increasing numbers, like Akhil, are asserting their individualism.

dowry death

Why legal measures have failed to solve the ‘dowry death’?

Our journey together Media coverage of the ‘dowry problem,’ both in India and in the international media, has grown dramatically since the dowry death of Tarvinder Kaur in 1979. At times, it seemed that hardly a day would pass by without chilling reports of ex­tortion, of ill-treated wives and of their unnatural dowry deaths.

Why Child Marriage Should Be Declared Void

Why Child Marriage Should Be Declared Void

One cannot continue to raise the twentieth-century objections in the twenty-first century for not declaring child marriage void. It is necessary that to create a jurisprudentially sound situation; an act which is an offence should be illegal. If the law declares child marriages void, the parents would be compelled to think twice before arranging the

Legal Discourse on Age of Child Marriage

Legal Discourse on Age of Child Marriage

A young girl does not have much understanding of what is happening in her life when she is married off. A major decision about her life is taken by the older members in the family on her behalf. Neither is she able to express her wishes nor is her opinion asked for.