A Woman Died, But Here Continuing The Marriage Ceremony Was More Important?!

So-called society and important relatives consider that their respect is more important than a person's life. Why does society influence our parents so much that they become blind and deaf at times? 

Trigger Warning: This deals with death and negating the life of a woman, and may be triggering to survivors.

A recent incident in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, yet proved again that there is no humanity left in people. Quoting the exact news for better understanding: “The bride died of a heart attack during the wedding rituals. However, the bride’s family suggested the groom marry the bride’s younger sister. During the wedding, the bride’s body was kept in the hospital’s cold storage. The body was cremated after the marriage.”

Is this some kind of compensation plan that we are unaware of? If one dies (read as the bride), you get married to the other one (her younger sister in most cases). Instead of preparing for the rituals of the deceased daughter, the parents and family kept her in a cold storage at the hospital and performed the wedding rituals of the younger daughter.

Is this justified? Is this a case of cold hearted parents or parents helpless to preserving tradition?

Have you heard about the return entry in Accountancy? I am sure many of you do!

It means any item which cannot be processed is being returned for correction or re-initiation. One girl couldn’t get married, so why not re-initiate the marriage with another one – the return entry system was used aptly by this family.

As I always mention, only 5-10% people in India are literate in the true sense; and by true sense I mean literate in their thoughts and mindset. Sometimes if not the parents, then the so-called society and most important relatives consider that their respect is more important than a person’s life. Why does society influence our parents so much that they become blind and deaf at times?

When I come across such happenings I really feel frustrated, anguished and highly disappointed. Not only big crimes like murder, rape, assault should be considered as crime, incidents like this should also be considered the same as it’s a murder to humanity.

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Smriti Malhotra

Smriti Malhotra is a Delhi girl and an avid dreamer. She works at the Embassy of the Republic of Congo by profession but is a writer by passion. She began writing while at school and read more...

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