In today’s society, there are still many patriarchal families in India who value boys over girls, particularly due to the dowry system. Recently, a woman was filmed getting beaten up by her in-laws after giving birth to a girl.
Meena Kashyap, 35, was hit with hockey sticks by two men identified to be her brother-in-law and a friend of his. However, this is not the first time Kashyap was met with violence in the hands of her husband and in-laws. Kashyap has also been beaten up previously due to a dowry dispute.
The viral footage shows the woman screaming and cowering in pain while two men beat her up.
Kashyap’s father said they have previously complained about domestic violence due to dowry dispute. The husband’s family is asking for additional dowry of 700,000 rupees ($10,800). He said:
“They have been married for the past two years now and have a girl child. Their family asked for 700,000 rupees for dowry.”
“We had complained about the issue last year itself but nothing was being done regarding that.”
According to the Hindustan Times, she has been beaten up a number of times.
The violence even escalated after she gave birth to a girl which angered her husband’s family.
The dowry system has been prohibited in India on 1961. However, the law has been deemed ineffective and the practice of dowry abuse is still prevalent in the country. Some husbands’ families even use dowry payments as a source of income. They demand money not only on the wedding day itself but continue to extort the bride’s family after marriage, especially after the birth of a child.
If the family cannot pay up the woman is threatened with divorce, beaten up, or sometimes even killed. The National Crime Statistics in India revealed there are about 8,000 reported dowry deaths every year. This system has brought about high rates of infanticide and abortion of girls.
Meanwhile, the police are bringing charges to three men, Kashyap’s husband Daljit Singh, his brother Kamaljeet, and a friend identified only as Gaurav.
Watch the footage below:
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Eleven teens suffered from hallucinations, rapid heart rate, blurred vision and leg pain after eating gummy bears.
Parents beware. Those colorful and cute-looking sweets may pose threat to your children. About a dozen of teenagers in Northwest Indiana fell ill after eating drug-laced gummy bears.
According to the police report, the sweets contained active ingredient in cannabis. The THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) content in the gummy bears was very strong that the teenagers reported having hallucinations, rapid heart rate, blurred vision and leg pain.
They look like ordinary gummy bears but they contain high levels of THC, the main mind-altering ingredient in marijuana.
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Security wasn’t that tight, after all.
Zac Alsop is a man with a very useful skill – he can sneak into major sporting events by passing himself off as a crew member or athlete. He makes YouTube videos of his exploits and his latest stunt involves none other than the crème de la crème of sporting events this year – the super-hyped bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Now THAT fight has yet to happen and they are just about wrapping up the press conferences and Zac, who is a huge McGregor fan, was able to crash a London press conference using just fake credentials!
How did he do it? The easiest way to get in would be to have either a legitimate guest or promoter’s pass for the presser and Zac made BOTH for himself. See, Floyd Mayweather's driver uploaded photos of the passes which the ever-resourceful Zac downloaded, printed, and laminated on a machine that he purchased for this purpose.
All it took was an Instagram photo of the pass from Mayweather's driver!
Dumped Teen Photoshops Ryan Reynolds Over Her Ex In Prom Photos
Gabi Dunn came up with a funny revenge on her ex-boyfriend who split up with her two days after their prom.
Women do come up with tons of funny outlets whenever they get their hearts broken. While men would usually only drink up the pain with their bros, ladies probably have over have a million of different ways on expressing their torment - or their anger.
The crazy thing here is when girls choose to take their dramas to social media but end up being instant celebrities. Facebook and Twitter are only two of the many platforms which are overly crowded with rants of ladies facing relationship troubles. At times, we would even want to slam our phones for reading such utter non-sense where some women would make a scene out of not getting SMS replies from their men!
So while most would make a similar fuss out of their unfortunate break ups, this 18-year-old girl took the upper hand as she came up with a classy way of getting back at her ex-boyfriend.
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