Angry Brides lets players attack dowry-greedy grooms with a variety of weapons.
Angry Brides lets players attack dowry-greedy grooms with a variety of weapons. Contributed

Angry Brides game wages war on dowry

A NEW online game in India called Angry Brides which seeks to highlight the problem of illegal dowry demands for women has attracted more than 270,000 fans.

The game by online matchmaker shaadi.com - inspired by the hugely popular Angry Birds game - sees players attack prospective grooms greedy for dowry with a variety of weapons, from a brick-red stiletto to a broomstick.

The three grooms - an engineer, a doctor and a pilot - dodge the attacks while demanding dowries starting at 1.5 million rupees (NZ$37,000). Each time a player hits a groom, he or she wins money towards a virtual anti-dowry fund.

The game, available as a free application on Facebook, has already attracted more than 272,000 "likes."

"Shaadi.com has always believed that marriage is an institution of love, where there is a place for togetherness, mutual understanding, family values and emotional support but not for dowry!" it said in a statement.

Read more at nzherald.co.nz



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