It seems everybody in India knows what’s good for an Indian woman, better than an Indian woman does. Deny husband sex, relocate with the husband, dress in salwar-kurta and don’t get abducted. And it’s not just the neighborhood aunties who are saying these things.
How much do you think does hearing these voices affect the decisions women take?
In Saharanpur UP, a DIG recommends honor killing. I wonder if his sister has read his remarks. (Link shared by Anil Singhal)
“Shaukeen’s 14-year-old daughter was allegedly abducted one-and-a-half-month ago by the musclemen in his village. The harried father was apprehensive about the safety of his daughter. He feared that his daughter could be raped and killed by the abductors, who have a criminal record.
Shaukeen came to meet the DIG along with scores of villagers. However, the DIG snubbed the father and said, “I don’t have magical power to recover your daughter. But if your daughter had eloped then you should be ashamed of it and end your life. I would have committed suicide or killed my sister if she had eloped.” … [link]
More about UP Police.
Where could this girl have disappeared?
Do you remember this murdered couple who made a ‘dramatic reappearance’?
“The rape victim had gone there willingly. She was not lured into it. They drank vodka.”
So how does Delhi – NCR Police define Rape?
In Haryana, Women and Child Department seems to think working women need them to tell them how to dress. (Link shared by Nithya)
“Chandigarh: The Haryana Women and Child Department has issued a dress code for its women employees, according to which, they would not be allowed to wear jeans and t-shirts to work. According to the new dress code, the women employees can only wear salwar kameez and sarees to work.” [Link]
Not surprisingly Haryana Police views a husband beating his wife for wearing jeans as a family matter.
Not just a pair of jeans…
And I am not sure why any woman would want to be a wife like Sita. (Link shared by Shail)
‘A wife should be like goddess Sita: Bombay HC
The Bombay high court today observed that married women should take a cue from goddess Sita, who followed her husband Lord Rama even during his forced isolation to forest, while hearing a divorce petition filed by a man on ground that his wife is unwilling to relocate to his new place of work.
“A wife should be like goddess Sita who left everything and followed her husband Lord Rama to a forest and stayed there for 14 years,” ….[Link]’
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