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India / Dowry Disagreement #729350

CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 24, 2003
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(Studio: Martin Savidge) Report introduced.

(New Delhi, India: Suhasini Haidar) An update on the story of Nisha Sharma† of India, who gained celebrity status after she had her future husband and in-laws arrested for demanding too much for her dowry, presented; details given about growing objections, inspired by Sharma, to the system in which girls are sometimes killed for not bringing enough dowry; scenes shown of Sharma receiving awards. [“Brides are not for Burning” author Ranjana KUMARI†- says girls are finding the confidence to reject a life of indignity & torture.]

Savidge, Martin;
Haidar, Suhasini

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