Bride burning

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Bride burning is a form of domestic violence practiced in countries located on or around the Indian subcontinent.wikipedia
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Domestic violence

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Bride burning is a form of domestic violence practiced in countries located on or around the Indian subcontinent.
Domestic murders include stoning, bride burning, honor killings, and dowry deaths.

Dowry death

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A category of dowry death, bride-burning occurs when a young woman is murdered by her husband or his family for her family's refusal to pay additional dowry. A dowry death is the death of a young woman in South Asian countries, primarily India, who is murdered or driven to suicide by her husband.
Dowry death is considered one of the many categories of violence against women, alongside rape, bride burning, eve teasing, female genital mutilation, and acid throwing.

Eve teasing

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Others include acid throwing and Eve teasing.
The number of women's organisations and those working for women's rights also increased, and during this period reports of bride burning increased.

Dowry

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A category of dowry death, bride-burning occurs when a young woman is murdered by her husband or his family for her family's refusal to pay additional dowry.
Rakhshinda Perveen states thousands of dowry-related bride burning cases in Pakistan, yet few prosecutions and rare convictions for dowry-related violence against women.

India

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A dowry death is the death of a young woman in South Asian countries, primarily India, who is murdered or driven to suicide by her husband.
Deaths resulting from dowry, mostly from bride burning, are on the rise, despite stringent anti-dowry laws.

Violence against women

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For example, dowry violence and bride burning is associated with India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.

Women in India

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The term for this is "bride burning" and is criticised within India itself.

Indian subcontinent

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Bride burning is a form of domestic violence practiced in countries located on or around the Indian subcontinent.

Murder

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A category of dowry death, bride-burning occurs when a young woman is murdered by her husband or his family for her family's refusal to pay additional dowry.

Kerosene

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The wife is typically doused with kerosene, gasoline, or other flammable liquid, and set alight, leading to death by fire.

Gasoline

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The wife is typically doused with kerosene, gasoline, or other flammable liquid, and set alight, leading to death by fire.

Death by burning

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The wife is typically doused with kerosene, gasoline, or other flammable liquid, and set alight, leading to death by fire.

Culpable homicide

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This crime has been treated as culpable homicide and, if proven, is usually accordingly punished by up to lifelong imprisonment or death.

Time (magazine)

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In 1995, Time Magazine reported that dowry deaths in India increased from around 400 a year in the early 1980s to around 5800 a year by the middle of the 1990s.

CNN

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A year later, CNN ran a story saying that every year police receive more than 2500 reports of bride burning.

Suicide

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A dowry death is the death of a young woman in South Asian countries, primarily India, who is murdered or driven to suicide by her husband.

Acid attack

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Others include acid throwing and Eve teasing.

Charles James Napier

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Sir Charles Napier ordered the death by hanging of any Hindu priest who presided over a widow burning.

David Heimbach

Dr. Ashley K. Jutla, MD and David Heimbach describe bride burning by saying that "the husband and/or in-laws have determined that the dowry, a gift given from the daughter's parents to the husband, was inadequate and therefore attempt to murder the new bride to make the husband available to remarry or to punish the bride and her family."

Shahnaz Bukhari

In Pakistan, women including Shahnaz Bukhari have been campaigning for protective legislation against the practice, for established women’s shelters and for hospitals with specialised burn wards.

Lahore

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Newspapers in Lahore in a six-month period (1997) reported on average 15 attacks a month.

Women's eNews

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Women's eNews reported 4000 women attacked in this manner in Islamabad's surroundings over an eight-year period and that the average age range of victims is between 18 and 35 with an estimated 30 percent being pregnant at the time of death.

Islamabad

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Women's eNews reported 4000 women attacked in this manner in Islamabad's surroundings over an eight-year period and that the average age range of victims is between 18 and 35 with an estimated 30 percent being pregnant at the time of death.

International Women's Day

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According to the Progressive Women's Association such attacks are a growing problem and in 1994 on International Women's Day announced that various NGOs would join to raise awareness of the issue.