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A father from Jharkhand brought his divorced daughter back from an abusive in-laws' place with band baaja baraat, setting a great example for all other parents.
If a daughter is sent to her husband’s house after marriage with full celebration, then why not bring her back with the same cheerfulness and dignity?
It is said that a woman is “Paraya Dhan (someone else’s wealth)” and this is tradition followed by Indian society since long that a woman is sent to in-laws house after marriage. There were and are families that feel ashamed and turn away from their daughter if she wants a divorce or wants to come back to her parents house because of ill behavior or harassment at in-laws house.
But a recent incident proved that the mindset is changing.
Prem Gupta, a resident of Ranchi, Jharkhand going against the ancient norms of the society brought back his daughter Sakshi Gupta home with celebration and dignity from her in–law’s house as she was allegedly being tortured and after she decided to file for divorce.
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On October 15, the first day of Navaratri, Mr. Gupta reached the house of his daughter’s husband with a musical band and fireworks to bring her back to his home.
Further, he mentioned that a daughter’s marriage is done with so much pomp and show, and if things go wrong at in-law’s house, then she must be brought back with the same celebration and honor as daughters are very precious.
There is a quote that says, “Even one small drop can make a ripple in the water and one small decision can affect your life in the simplest way.” The beautiful example set by Mr. Prem Gupta may not change the whole society but his effort will surely bring a change in the mindset of some people.
People need to understand that daughters are not burden. Those people who say “log kya kahenge (what people will say)”, should understand people will talk no matter what you do, so at least support your loved ones who will remain with you, and not the ones who are here only to make fun of your situation.
Image source: TOI and a still from Thappad
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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