Better divorce than giving dowry, Bangladesh bride says
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Better divorce than giving dowry, Bangladesh bride says

Dhāka : Bangladesh | Nov 15, 2011 at 5:05 PM PST
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Dacca, November 16, 2011

A Bangladesh bride has decided that she would rather take a divorce than offering a dowry to her husband.

Farzana Yasmin decided to divorce her husband immediately after she got married because her husband insisted on dowry.

In the conservative, Islamic society in Bangladesh, giving a huge dowry is asked for by the bridegroom or his relatives.

Although giving or taking dowry is made a punishable offence in the country, the practice is widely prevalent.

‘The dowry has become a cancer in our society', the holder of a Master's degree said.

She refused to go with her husband. On the wedding day itself, Farzana said she would now file for divorce.

See here for details www.http://bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15739640

Senaratne is based in Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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