21 Women Remove Mangalsutras in Chennai Before Court Cancels Event

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  1. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    CHENNAI: A group of women voluntarily removed their mangalsutras at 6.45 am today in Chennai; then came the news that the Madras High Court had cancelled permission for the event.

    The Dravidar Kazhagam - an organization which says it is committed to promoting the ideology of rationalist leader Periyar, had planned a twin protest today. "A beef banquet" was meant to express its opposition to the ban on beef introduced in Maharashtra. The group had also said that nearly 170 couples would stand in solidarity as wives removed their mangalsutras or "thalis" - a sacred thread worn by married women - because it is a symbol of a woman's enslavery.


    After protests by Hindu groups, the event was banned by the local police which said communal tension could be inflamed, but last evening, a judge at the Madras High Court said the Dravidar Kazhagam's right to freedom of expression must be upheld. That decision was overruled this morning by two other judges on the basis of an appeal by the state government.

    The Dravidar Kazhagam planned its protests after a television channel discussing the relevance of the mangalsutra in modern society was targeted with crude bombs at its Chennai office.

    "We will seek legal remedy," said Dravidar Kazhagam chief K Veeramani today. "We will not defy the court order...we are against any curb on freedom of expression," he added.

    21 Women Remove Mangalsutras in Chennai Before Court Cancels Event

    I dont know what to say about this!! If you want you remove your cloths also who cares but why this public demonstration.

    What are they trying to prove?
     
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  3. genius

    genius Regular Member

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    It is a symbolic way of saying: we won't be slaves anymore. Similar to Ambedkhar's burning of the Manu Smriti in public. It is symbolic.
     
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    ^^^^ btw burka,3 talaks,Child marriage,hum4 hamara 40&72 virgins plz stay away

    Yup,I personally dislike these injustice/inequality towards women in the name of traditions. Mangalsutra,Sindoor&toe rings

    What is ur views in this @Ray @Mad Indian & @Rashna :p
     
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  5. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    What about burkas? women are treated as pets what do you have to say about that?
     
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    Adux Senior Member Senior Member

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    Maybe all the 21 women were of Hindu heritage, You should ask the same to women have been victim of the above, that is muslim women
     
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    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    I am asking this to genius, he knows quite a lot about everything
     
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    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    These women seem to have woken up very late. In urban areas where cases of chain snatching are so rampant women have already opted for fake mangalsutras or for opting to not wear them. Its their choice if they don't want to wear the mangalsutra but in my opinion 90% women wear it with pride. It tells others "hands off" and is something the woman sees as an adornment and not as a punishment. Its something like the wedding ring worn in the west. The mangalsutra by virtue of being an important element of a hindu marriage is not looked down up on by women. This move resembles "bra burning" in the west. Both are signs of ad-hoc lib. Its a personal choice and should be respected.

     
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    It's up to the Muslim women to decide what to do.:thumb:
     
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    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    LoL... Left wing morons these women are :rofl:
    No self respecting man can marry a women that despises the mangalsutra
     
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    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    Aren't you becoming a right wing moron in quest for parity with these women. That's too extreme a reaction. What if the bride to be has some allergy to metals or beads. lolz. With your luck u might land up with someone like that. :taunt:


     
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    I dont think most people know the real depth of the philosophy, but love or respect is not enshrined on a chain of gold. I like the concept of Mangalsutra, doesnt mean I want my would be wife to wear one to let me know that she loves or trust me.
     
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    Rashna Senior Member Senior Member

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    Apparently not in most countries where sharia is implemented. :thumb:

     
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    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    Nothing can be decided by Muslim women, its all muslim clerics & imans who decide the fate of women.

    A pet is a pet & cannot decide anything.
     
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    Mangalsutra is indeed a symbol of slavery..But unfortunately many woman prefer to wear it....Amount of money I have spent on my wife's designer mangalsutra's could have been invested and earning interest for us. :rolleyes:
     
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    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    I said despising. Having an allergy is not the same thing.

    But I thought we were in love with each other :love:
     
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    Bhai you are always for earning interest . LoL :rofl: same in the temple gold thread.
     
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    Strawman ....
    As I said ... a Mangalsutra is a symbol of that. So may be you are OK with it. In my case it'll have to be something like @Rashna said. Metal allergies etc.
    But if you don't want to wear don't wear , no need to tarnish other peoples belief in it.
     
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    People scream about their identity of hindhuism. But when it come to practice, meh.

    Please continue with your hindhuism.
     
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    @Rowdy

    I said despising. Having an allergy is not the same thing.

    Well that's something u shud factor. But i think gold is one metal which doesnt cause anyone any allergy. :rofl:

    But I thought we were in love with each other :love:

    Wonderful. So when are you buying me that 100 gram MS. :rofl:
     
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    It is one thing to say that Muslim women can decide. What about the repercussion with in the family?
     

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