Remember Shah rukh Khan assuring Kajol in DDLJ that he knew ‘ek Hindustani ladki ki izzat kya hoti hai’? (SRK assured Kajol he knew what honor means to an Indian girl)
She was clicked by some media persons in a car with a boy. The girl pleaded, she even allegedly threatened that she would commit suicide if her photographs were taken. When her pleas were not heeded, she jumped before a moving train and died on the spot.
One frequently hears of acid, blackmail, violence and murder in connection with izzat.
Online impostor held for harassing woman – this man allegedly met the mother and blackmailed her to pay Rs 5 lakh, if she did not want the daughter to be disgraced or become the victim of an acid or blade attack.’
Kashmir women ordered to cover up or risk acid attack.
Were C Manjula and Pramila thinking of izzat when they justified attacks on women to prevent them from being ‘mislead’ ?
There is some news everyday that confirms that the idea of all powerful izzat can jeopardizes a girl’s safety, life, freedom, health and happiness.
…the girl stated that she could not face her parents as a result she decided to commit suicide… fearing that if the villagers came to know of the incidents, it would be a shame for the family.
Freedom, growth, happiness and opportunities are seen as threats to izzat.
Alert taxi driver foils husband’s bid to sell wife – This sounds too bizarre. But the fact that it was reported is indicative.
In what kind of culture would a taxi driver imagine that one passenger could be openly planning to ‘sell’ another passenger. I am hoping there is some misunderstanding.
What makes it so easy to ‘sell’ or ‘blackmail’ a Hindustani Ladki? Please read 9 and 10.
7. Since ek Hindustani ladki ki izzat is known for being tough to guard…
SURAT: The accused kidnapped the child as she had no child even after 20 years of marriage. On realising that the kidnapped child is a girl she brought her to police and claimed that she found her at railway station.
“However, Mehta always wanted a son and was overjoyed when a boy was born in his family in June. The baby was, however, born prematurely and despite all efforts, the child passed away due to health complications,”
“What else could I do,” Manorama asked in despair. “After that incident, I had no choice but to marry her off. It was a great opportunity for me when my relatives brought me the information about the groom. My daughter and I were spending sleepless nights after her rape. Everyone in and around this locality had come to know about it. Who would have married her here?” she asked, tears welling up in her eyes.
Manorama thought it was best to send her daughter elsewhere where nobody knew about that “dark episode in her life”.
“I was afraid something would go wrong any moment and the wedding would not take place. Thankfully, it was quickly over and she left.”
“The groom’s family demanded Rs 5,000, which I collected with great difficulty,” said the mother. The groom, a mason, is settled in Delhi, and since the marriage, neither her daughter nor her son-in-law has come down for a visit.
Manorama, however, is confident about the “genuineness” of the groom, though she is not fully aware of his whereabouts.
When izzat is not an issue, the stories can end quite unexpectedly.
Girl returned 12 years after she went missing, threw a bombshell that the revered teacher had abducted her and sold her, when she was 9, to a brothel owner… a young man who identified himself as Manoj Sah from Muzaffarpur visited the unfortunate parents and took them for the identification of the girl who it seems, is now married to him, and they also have a child.
What if this girl too had committed suicide or had been too ashamed to face her parents? Doesn’t the concept of izzat make life easier for misogynists and criminals?