Letter to The Editor About Dowry Deaths :
207 Villay Parle,
3rd September - 2009
Women’s Own Journal,
Despite an Anti-Dowry Act in our country and a police cell to look into cases of dowry, dowry murders continue unabated. An average of about ten cases are reported each month in our national dailies. But many hundreds of such cruel acts go unknown behind the confines of the house.
I think a more active campaign on a war-footing is required to suppress this most cruel crime. Women’s teams should invade homes and interview people all over India. Any suspicion of a daughter-in-law in threat or distress should be interrogated and brought to the notice of the police.
Just as the tax inspectors can raid houses on suspicion, a government law can authorize dowry gate-crashing.
Bombay Women’s Forum
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Letter to The Editor About Dowry Deaths
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