- All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief says there’s “no masculinity” in males subjecting girls to violence.
- AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi notes that demanding dowry “is forbidden in Islam”.
- Owaisi’s feedback come days after a younger lady in Ahmedabad died of suicide over her husband’s calls for for dowry.
NEW DELHI: An Indian Muslim chief has referred to as for an finish to the “greed for dowry” whatever the faith anybody follows within the backdrop of a the tragic suicide of a younger lady in Ahmedabad.
Males subjecting girls, particularly their wives, to violence is “not equal to masculinity”, mentioned Asaduddin Owaisi, one of many two brothers main the Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM).
“Harassing and beating your spouse … demanding dowry is forbidden in Islam. Torturing your spouse, asking her for cash or any monetary transaction isn’t masculinity,” Owaisi asserted. “The household ought to be ashamed for forcing the woman to take the acute step,” he added.
“Regardless of which faith you belong to, finish this greed for dowry. What number of extra girls need to undergo? What sort of males are these that kill girls?
“Is humanity useless amongst individuals? There are such a lot of males who torture girls, bodily assault them, search dowry and but faux to be angels within the exterior world,” the AIMIM president mentioned.
On February 25, Ayesha Bano, a 23-year-old lady, had died of suicide by leaping right into a river over alleged dowry harassment from her husband, Arif Khan, who was subsequently arrested.
Previous to that, Indian Specific had reported that 25-year-old Rashika Agarwal had fallen to her demise at her in-laws’ place in Kolkata allegedly as a result of torture by her husband, whom she had wedded a yr in the past and who reportedly took INR70 million as dowry.
Dowries — equivalent to homes, jewelry, garments, vehicles, and cash — are historically given by the bride’s household to the groom and his mother and father to make sure she is taken care of in her new residence. Regardless of being banned, the customized remains to be broadly practised, with the husband’s household generally demanding much more cash after marriage. In some circumstances, girls have additionally been killed after they failed to present the demanded dowry.
In a report, the United Nations had mentioned “honour” killings, “dowry deaths,” and the lynching of ladies branded as witches persevered in India partly as a result of such practices being socially sanctioned and with police typically not even treating such murders as crimes.
Guaranteeing “certainty of conviction and a few type of consequence” was extra vital than rising punishment, mentioned Christof Heyns, the then-special rapporteur on abstract or arbitrary executions on the UN.