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Congress Chief Slammed For “Wokeness” Dig At Girl Marrying Herself

Congress chief Milind Deora made the comment after a Gujarat lady introduced plans to marry herself

Congress chief Milind Deora’s swipe at “wokeness” after a Gujarat lady introduced plans to marry herself drew a pointy counter on Twitter, as a consumer flagged superstitious rituals resembling marrying bushes on astrologers’ recommendation. 

Sharing a information report about Kshama Bindu, a 24-year-old lady from Gujarat’s Vadodara who has mentioned she would marry herself on June 11, Mr Deora tweeted, “I’ve mentioned it earlier than — ‘wokeness’ borders on madness. Let’s hope it stays far, far-off from India.”

Within the feedback part, many agreed with the Congress chief and others had been confused on the way to react. However one consumer got here up with sharp reply.

Mario da Penha, whose Twitter bio identifies him as a PhD candidate in historical past at Rutgers College, replied, “Mr. Deora, we reside in a rustic the place girls born below the affect of Mars should marry banana crops, peepal bushes, canines and clay pots so their detrimental affect just isn’t transferred to their future husbands. If ‘wokeness’ is madness, what do you name these customary practices?”

Saying her choice of “sologamy” — which means marriage to self –, Ms Bindu mentioned she can be marrying herself by present process conventional rituals of a Hindu wedding ceremony on June 11.

Specialists, nevertheless, mentioned {that a} ‘sologamy’ or self-marriage wouldn’t have any authorized standing in India.

Ms Bindu has mentioned she wished to interrupt stereotypes and encourage others who’re “bored with discovering real love.” The 24-year-old, who identifies as bisexual, additionally claimed that her marriage would be the first occasion of sologamy in India.

“At one level in my life, I realised that I do not require a prince charming as a result of I’m my very own queen. I would like the marriage day, however not the following day. That’s the reason I’ve determined to marry myself on June 11. I’ll costume up like a bride, participate in rituals, my associates will attend my wedding ceremony after which I’ll come again to my home as a substitute of going with the groom,” she advised reporters.

A working skilled, Ms Bindu has mentioned her mom, who lives in one other metropolis, has given her consent for this uncommon “groom-less” wedding ceremony.


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