Indian culture…..

Last year the Library of Congress posted a link which took one to “news” about Women’s Rights in the world; I was quite curious and read through reports about places like Iran, Saudi Arabia and even India. You have to question things when it comes down to nations which are seen as pivotal, and with whom your country is closely aligned.

One report said that Women’s rights had been increased slightly in Saudi Arabia as compared to Iran, which the report said had done considerable things to increase women’s rights.

I think everyone knows that in Saudi Arabia women have recently been granted the right to drive a car on the roads. I am not sure exactly how their rights were enhanced in Iran, but I’m sure the United States Library of Congress would not post an article about it unless it were accurate.

Which brings me to today’s point.

Women’s rights in India!

It seems that in 2016 the national Indian government, currently run by a Right-wing Nationalist Hindu party, was given the opportunity to pass a law to make it illegal to “kidnap and rape and “wed” 13 year olds”, which is purported to be some sort of ancient “tradition” or aspect of their religion/culture. The fact that the law didn’t get passed means that to this day the nation of India supports such atrocious actions! And sets an extremely bad example for other governments.

Yet, to my amazement, not one newspaper or TV or ON-line report even slightly broached this subject! How can it be? You can only imagine the huge leap forward which would occur if the practice of “kidnap, rape and “marrying” 13 year olds” was banned. As I understand it, however, that practice forms the very basis of “Hinduism” although the figures for how often it takes place were no where to be found. But “democracy”, as India claims to be the world’s largest, is not compatible with the “kidnap & rape” of 13 year old girls. So, someone is “having you all” on!