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Do you remember Nisha Sharma? She was on news everyday for returning the #Groom & "Baraat" for the deman of #dowry!

She used to have boxes of appliances in the background, mehndi colored hands and a sad face for dramatic effect.
Based on her complaint, her would have been husband was put into jail for a year and spent next 8 years running to courts. He lost his job, his mother was suspended from her government service and his father died of a heart attack.
About 9 years later the court found that the story of Nisha Sharma was #fake. All the drama was staged because she wanted to marry her boyfriend. In the process, she destroyed a family. Media trial portrayed #patriarchy in #Indian society.
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For #IWD2018 a look at why Prime Minister Modi's #BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (Educate girls to Save them) program will not stop India's mass #femicide until these issues are addressed. Link & THREAD.
opendemocracy.net/5050/rita-bane…
1/ Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’ (Save the Girl, Educate the Girl) programme, launched in January 2015, was the first time since India's independence in 1947 that the Indian government had raised the issue of female genocide in a public campaign.
2/ British census data in the 18th century had attributed India’s skewed #sexratio to female #infanticide and other forms of #femicide, such as sati, but after independence subsequent governments remained bizarrely indifferent to the issue even as it reached epidemic proportions.
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1/ Thread: The truth behind the government's claim that #Aadhaar will check child marriages, #dowry blackmail, bigamy & Violence against women. google.co.in/amp/s/m.busine…
2/. A network of wedding scam artists, where women would make fake #Aadhaars ids (so they couldn't be identified), marry unsuspecting men, rob them and then flee. m.bhaskar.com/news/MP-IND-HM…
3/. In UP, a family got an #Aadhaar made stating their daughter is 18, when she's actually 11 years, and got her married. The girl reported her family! Or we'd never catch this #childmarriage. Govt says #Aadhaar is the "Voice of Truth." An absolute must! timesnownews.com/india/article/…
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