Just for a Change

Ravitejatadimalla By Ravitejatadimalla, 8th Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Are religion and caste to unite us, or to divide us? India is a secular country, we say. We have words like unity and brotherhood floating in our constitution. But are we really united? Does religion play a uniting factor in our nation?

Naked Laws, Naked Morals

Mulgaon Village, Maharashtra, India

This is not the first time for such a shameless and immoral incident to happen in our country. In the name of religion, caste and other insane things that divide humanity, for the past many decades, we have been becoming the reasons for such unprincipled acts.

If we turn back the pages of our history, we can find many instances that support the above statement. A married couple burnt to death by their own kith and kin in the name of 'honour' killing, for the mere reason that they belonged to two different communities; a woman paraded naked in the public with her eyes gouged out for the fact that she had refused to accept the religious differences in a village; a man beaten to death by the mob and a police officer himself, just because he had stolen food out of starvation and hunger.

And recently, we had successfully and immodestly added one more occurrence to the list. 'A 42 year old Dalit woman, beaten, stripped and paraded by five people belonging to an upper caste community just for the sole reason that her son had eloped with their girl. And when the miserable lady had approached the police, all she gets is a lame comment that such incidents are common in the area.'

Is love a sin in our country? Are the so called religion and caste greater and much higher than the great bondage of love. God is a symbol of universal equality and love; but then why do people who pray to God don't understand that love is above religion. Why don't they understand that God lies in equality, and not in religion or caste?

Sometimes we got to question ourselves, if animals are better than us; for they kill either for food or self defense, and neither in the name of religion, nor in the name of caste divisions.


Honour Killing, India, Love Marriages, Maharashtra, Mulgaon Village

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author avatar Ravitejatadimalla
I am 19, doing my graduation in Visual Communications in Chennai, India. I have authored my first novel in English, titled 'The Nightmare'. My interest lies in politics, general affairs and films.

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author avatar Bizning Vakil
8th Jul 2012 (#)

very very demanding article, an issue that the world should ignore no more!

P.S. Ravitejatadimalla, when i finished reading this article, i had pictured a middle aged writer who have seen much. A 19-year old? impressive. Plus you've got your first novel published! My sincerest congratulations!

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author avatar Ravitejatadimalla
9th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks a lot :)

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author avatar D in The Darling
9th Jul 2012 (#)

Wow! What an article! I believe we need to create a group on Facebook and let the whole world take action. This has to come to an end.

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author avatar Ravitejatadimalla
9th Jul 2012 (#)

Thank you! :)

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author avatar A K Rao
10th Jul 2012 (#)

That is a great piece of work dear Ravi! It is the powerful clan with vested interests responsible for all these happenings in today's Society! In India Vote bank plays a dirty role and it is becoming a factor of hindrance in many areas of development and progress! Unless the slaves or the bootlickers of this clan don't realise and revolt, this situation is going to persist! Wonderful and a thought provoking article !

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author avatar Ravitejatadimalla
11th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks a lot sir. :)

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