Kerala - God's own country and the state holding the highest number of educated inhabitants. Pardon me for now sounding a little harsh towards Keralites. But to me, having such an educated population seemingly does not have to meen being a developed state. One may think that so is the case. But after watching today's morning news about a boy not getting his right to write his final exams for 10th grade because he was hugging a girl for "one too many Mississippi's" Kerala keep reminding me about the unbelivable conservative society which is holding back Kerala, and the rest of the country, from progressing as a nation.
India is a country with so much potential! Still there are so many other problems to highlight than to waste time on a boy that apparently was violating the school rule by being "to intimate" with a girl by giving her a hug. On top of that his private instagram account suddenly got hacked or something and his pictures was shown to school authorities who though his photos was way too unimpropriate. So now because of this hug the boy have sufferend two things - he'll miss his final exam which means he will miss out another year in school and he gott his privacy inskränkt.
The girl involved in the matter had nothing against the hug. But because of the risk of not getting any marriage proposal after this incident she does not want to step forward and face the risk of being humiliated. And so, If she is found hanging out with a boy, or even hug one, "indian society" may think she's not a virgin and she's looked upon as a very "naughty girl". And not many families in India want their son to marry a "naughty girl". Despite how good she's in the kitchen.
WHY DO PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY PUT SO MUCH IMPORTANCE IF A WOMAN IS A VIRGIN OR NOT BEFORE MARRIAGE, BUT NOT AS MUCH IMPORTANCE WHEN IT COMES TO MEN???
Empower women AND men. Don't lock them up or get them married away to a stranger just because "the stars" are telling you it's a good match. Make them realize on their own what is the right way and not the right way to treat each other. And for that to happen boys and girls need to interact. It does not happen with divided seats in the classroom or rules of not hugging each other.
India please, grow up!!