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Muslim bride walks out over dowry

June 27, 2005 18:36 IST

A Muslim girl in Meerut refused to marry after her would-be husband demanded dowry from her family.

Minutes before her marriage was to be solemnised on Sunday, Irram, a resident of Sadar Bazar, raised a protest when her fiancÚ Ziaul Siddiqui, who owns a medicine factory in Lucknow, demanded a car and Rs 3 lakh in cash as dowry, police said on Monday.

Commotion prevailed and the bride's relatives clashed with Siddiqui's friends and relatives, who had come from Lucknow, Senior Sub Inspector of Police Chander Bhan Sigh told PTI.

The couple was reportedly having a love affair for the past four years, Singh said.

After the intervention of local police, the two sides reached a compromise and Siddiqui's father paid Rs one lakh for the expenses incurred by the bride's father and pledged to return some articles already given to the groom's side.

The groom's party returned empty-handed. However, no case has been registered as the two sides reached a mutual consensus, police said.

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Sub: A very sensible woman

I was pleasantly surprised to read this article. Finally women have stopped tolerating this nonsense. The girl in question should be proud of herself, and ...

Posted by Anirudh Chand

Sub: Kudos !

I am very glad that finally women have started respecting themselves.After knowing the guy for 4 years it must have been a very heart tearing ...

Posted by Hariti Pathak

Sub: You Go Girl:-)

You Go Girl... I am so proud of the bride that she had the courage to follow her beliefs. You are a roles model for ...

Posted by Ritu Malik

Sub: Well done.

Well done sister... Allah(God) has to give good understanding to Human beings... I think every girl has to take this type of decision. Regards Ahmed ...

Posted by Ahmed

Sub: Bad media potrayal

The step taken by the girl is commendable.But the fact that the media had to specify her as a muslim bride rather than a brave ...

Posted by VK


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