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DNMUM435898 | 5/5/2019 | Author : Yogesh Pawar | WC :2074

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Dowry has created another ugly dimension in Bihar’s badlands in the form of pakadua vivaah. We meet victims and explore its dimensions
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Patriarchy, the social ill of dowry and the social complusion for matrimony play out in an ugly form in Western Bihar and bordering Uttar Pradesh - leading to abduction of men for jabariya/pakadua vivaah (enforced marriage). Debutante filmmaker Prashant Singh who Jabariya Jodi (starring Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra) which flags this issue is already generating a lot of excitement because of its subject
But this is not just a filmy story from the realm of fiction. Bihar Police statistics show 3,681 youth were kidnapped and married off forcefully in 2018; 3,400 in 2017; 3,070 in 2016; 3,000 in 2015 and 2,526 in 2014. In fact, though not even half of 2019 is over there are al
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