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51% girls will cancel wedding if in-laws demand dowry: Survey

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December 31, 2014 16:26 IST
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51.4 per cent women said they would call off their wedding if their would-be in laws demanded dowry.

48.6 per cent women said they would name and shame the would-be in-laws family by publicly humiliating them.

59.8 per cent men said such persons should be instantly jailed, while 40.2 per cent said those making the demand should be socially humiliated.

In an online poll by Shaadi.com, prospective brides and grooms from India were asked about their views on dowry. Read on for the findings...

According to a shaadi.com survey, 51 per cent Indian girls will cancel their wedding if in laws demand dowryMore than half of the Indian girls would cancel their wedding if their would-be in-laws demand dowry, according to a new survey.

When single Indian women were asked in a survey by Shaadi.com about what they would do if they learnt about a dowry demand made to their parents, 51.4 per cent women said they would call off their wedding.

Another 48.6 per cent women said they would name and shame the would-be in-law's family by publicly humiliating them, as per the survey.

The online poll received 5,680 responses from single Indians in the age group of 24 to 35 years. 

When single Indian men were asked how dowry seekers should be treated, 59.8 per cent of them said such persons should be instantly jailed, while 40.2 per cent said those making the demand should be socially humiliated.

More than 75 per cent respondents felt dowry could be prevented, the survey said. 

Commenting on the survey, Gourav Rakshit, COO of Shaadi.com said the website was working towards making India a dowry-free society.

Photo: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters

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