VIDEO: Groom’s family demands millions in dowry, bride’s family returns with a beating
According to media reports, an Indian Muslim family residing in Uttar Pradesh (UP) was asked for a million rupees in dowry.
Paying and accepting dowry is a centuries-old tradition in South Asia where the bride’s parents gift cash, clothes, and jewelry to the groom’s family. Over time the tradition has transformed into a means for the groom’s family to make significant demands. The bride’s family always accepts the demands for fear that the wedding might cancel otherwise.
One Family stood against the Social Evil – Dowry
According to media reports, an Indian Muslim family residing in Uttar Pradesh (UP) was asked for a million rupees in dowry. Instead of bowing down to the groom’s family’s ongoing lavish demands, the bride’s family gave the groom and his relatives a beating.
A wedding attendee recorded the entire fight scene. In the video, both families can be seen thrashing each other. A woman is protecting the groom from the angry men, while a police officer is trying to control the situation and calm everyone down.
Watch the full video here:
In a shocking incident reported from #Sahibabad area of #Ghaziabad district in #UttarPradesh, a man, who was said to be #groom, was thrashed for allegedly demanding more #dowry. #viral #viralvdoz #video #Trending pic.twitter.com/kdL3SPb3Ej
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Back Story of the Beating
According to sources, the bride’s family had already given the groom’s family Indian Rupees (INR) 3 lakh along with a diamond ring worth INR 1 lakh in dowry. However, right before the nikkah ceremony, the groom’s father demanded INR 10 lakh and threatened to cancel the wedding if the demand was not met.
Initially, the bride’s family tried to persuade the groom’s family by explaining the matter, but they weren’t open to discussion. Fed up with their never-ending luxurious demands, the bride’s family started thrashing the groom. Eventually, several members of each side of the family got dragged into the fight.
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