Ayesha suicide: Owaisi slams dowry system

A day after Aarif Khan was arrested for abetting the suicide of his wife Ayesha Banu Makrani in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi slammed the dowry system in the country and said harassing women over the social evil was not a sign of manhood.

“No matter which religion you belong to, end this greed for dowry. Harassing your wife, beating her up for dowry or any financial transaction is not manhood. The family should be ashamed for forcing the girl to take the extreme step,” he said while addressing AIMIM cadre here.

He spoke in detail about Ayesha, 23, who committed suicide allegedly due to harassment by her husband and in-laws for dowry.

Owaisi expressed grief over the girl’s suicide. “How many more women have to suffer? What kind of men are these that kill women? Is humanity dead among people? There are so many men who torture women, physically assault them, seek dowry and yet pretend to be an angel in the outside world,” he said, adding that one may fool the world but can’t fool Allah.

He appealed to all Muslim men to be good to women and their families.

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