Sunday, 11 October 2015

Dear INDIA, Grow up

Dear INDIA, Grow up

The other day I was watching a typically Indian, 80's era Bollywood movie. A scene went like this -

Hero fights with a bunch of hoodlums and bangs their heads. They were trying to rape the Heroine.
Heroine's mother thanks this Hero by saying - "Tumhara boht boht shukriya beta. Agar aaj tum waqt par nahi aate to aaj hum kisi ko muh dikhane layak nhi rehte. Tumne hamare ghar ki izzat bachayee hai." Hero leaves the scene with a face boasting of his masculinity. While the girl stands embarrassed. Her head bowed as if touching the ground, and her face reflecting helplessness.

Well, this is how it goes in my country. I don't understand how a girl's virginity gets associated with the honor of her family. How does the penetration of some unwanted organ inside her body would make her parents and society end all ties with her? When a girl is raped, she becomes unwanted. But the same boy who rapes her, roams like a stud. Notwithstanding the fact that he was the one who forced her. What's the thing with this kind of Indian mentality. This doesn't happen in other countries.
India inherits such tenets from its past - be it Mahabharata or Ramayana. So who should we blame- Lord Rama or Lord Krishna? Or should we blame ourselves that we are not riding our behavior of these regressive adages?

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