In 2008-09, there were only 4,750 inter-caste marriages in
Are we still living in Medieval
It is forbidden for the young to be in love with the ‘other’, no mater how capable he or she is, “caste” is given top priority by elders.We have no respect for the individuals who belong to other castes…strange…!! and We are the ones’ creating hoopla about “respect” and “duty”.History tells us that society was divided into “caste” based on an individuals occupation…hmm…so shouldn’t two people in the same profession be allowed to be married…!!!???Communities boast of traditions…In that pride we become conceited and to an extent inhumane…but is it the community or the individual?
“biraadari” , “samajh” , “bhasha”….. we hide behind these cloaks…but is it our hypocrisy or just ignorance…The strangest thing is even good people, people who have never ever done anything remotely wrong in their lives sadly think the same way…I wish to change this thinking…but what can I do… I am just a person…. an “other” for so many “others”.
Hinduism declares that there are always innumerable paths to God n one’s belief or perception of God is an individual matter.Although Hinduism is historically one of the worlds most tolerant religions, inter caste marriage is still a taboo for Hindus !!!!
Young couples belonging to different castes and religions find it very difficult to marry each other due to the protests from their families.More often then not inter caste marriage ends in honor killing…But this is the scenario after marriage…what happens to people who can’t marry due to social restrictions…due to “caste”…Is an individual’s decision on Inter-Cast marriage;an individual’s fate OR the fate of the society?”Rules” to marry within the same “caste” had been made by a bunch of nonchalant ignorant people who are now dead and gone…but sadly we people in modern times too follow these rules….Instead of fighting against poverty,illiteracy,female infanticide,dowry n dowry related deaths,water,electricity shortage,murders,rapes…we spend our time and energy in ensuring 2 perfectly compatible people never marry each other as they belong to different caste.
“caste” is a cancer that has plagued the happiness and lives of many people….ruined lives of several….Only when it is made a punishable offense in law to stop marriages in the name of caste will We ,the so called upholders of traditions stop menacing the lives of many… or will we !!! What can deter us !!! ???