Essay On Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence is generally understood, as violence among members of a family or members of a household. It implies any type of violence that is injected by any member of the family. During the last few decades India has witnessed the black evils of the dowry system in a more acute form in almost all parts of the country. Since it is practiced by almost every section of the society. It is almost a matter of day-to-day occurrence that not only married women are harassed, humiliated, beaten and forced to commit suicide, leave husband, etc. Tortured and ill-treated but thousands are even burnt to death because parents are unable to meet the dowry demands of in-laws of their husband. Dowry death, murder-suicide, and bride burning are symptoms…show more content…
It can be the husband, his parents, or siblings or any other resident who has the overt or covert latitude for actions that can cause physical or mental agony to the women. But the most important aspect of this kind of violence is the fact that it happens behind the “closed doors” and is most often denied by the very woman who has been the victim of violence. It is this aspect of the crime that segregates itself from all other kinds of social violence. DEFINITION OF DOWRY “Any young man who makes dowry a condition for marriage discredits his education and his country and dishonours womanhood”. ….Gandhiji Dowry or Dahej is the payment in cash or/and kind by the bride’s family to the bridegroom’s family along with the giving away of the bride (called kanyadaan) in Indian marriage. Kanyadanam is an important part of Hindu marital rites. Kanya means daughter, and dana means gift. Dowry” in common parlance means ‘to endow’ (to give) and is termed as the property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage. One of the crudest and cruelest form of domestic violence stems from “dowry”- a dreadful social evil and legal deadlock that baffles solution. According to Webster’s New Dictionary, dowry
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