SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT 6
|¨ 7,618 cases of dowry deaths were reported in 2006.
¨ In 2005, a dowry death was recorded every 77 minutes.
¨ There are over 6,000 dowry-related deaths every year.
¨ The practice of giving dowry is spreading to communities that did not practice it before.
¨ Dowry demands go beyond the wedding to all family rituals and festivals beyond.
|[Sources: NCRB, AIDWA Study]|