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In Indian culture, the family of the bride gave her Streedhan, in the form of gifts and money on her wedding day. This wealth was meant to be for the bride, to give her a certain financial independence so that she would not have to be dependent on her husband after marriage.

Over the years, this tradition turned into the practice of giving dowry which is considered by the family of the groom as their right. Men are educated and groomed to demand large amounts from their potential partners. Unfortunately, the families of the women cannot meet these demands which often lead to harassment, abuse and in most cases, death.

ShaadiCares believes that a Marriage should be built on trust, mutual respect and love, definitely not on the amount of money that a woman can bring into a Marriage.

1WOMAN dies every hour
because of Dowry

Dowry accounts for 32.4% of crimes against women

From Jan 1,2001 to Dec 31,2012,
Dowry deaths were reported
5 WOMENcommit suicide
everyday because of
dowry disputes
The average Indian household gives overRs.30000 in Dowry
Highest Number of Dowry Deaths
were reported in Uttar Pradesh
Cases Reported0
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State-wise number of Dowry Deaths in 2012
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