Australia’s Dowry Deaths – 101 East

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It’s the day many families in India spend their lives dreaming of and saving for: their daughter’s wedding. But behind the veil of the big Indian wedding lurks a hidden menace – dowry deaths.

In India, one woman dies every hour in a dowry-related case. Dowry is a social tradition where the families of Indian grooms can make endless financial demands of the bride’s family.

In extreme circumstances, the newlywed bride can be murdered by her in-laws, or driven to commit suicide.

And now, 101 East reveals that this deadly tradition has arrived on Australian shores.

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