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Himanshu Roy

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The Reason Why People In Haryana Are Hunting For Educated Brides Will Blow Your Mind

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  •  December 24, 2015


Be it the scheming politicians or the same people who looked down upon women as mere objects till yesterday, suddenly seems to have become champions of women’s education in Haryana. If you are wondering that why this sudden shift in their thinking, then behold! I just need to whisper the magic words ‘Panchayat Elections’ in your ear and everything will be crystal clear in a moment.

Oh yes. Guess the seasoned politicos got the shock of their lives recently when they heard that the Supreme Court has specified minimum qualifications that the people who are fighting the Panchayat Polls must possess. As a result, after taking into consideration their revolting record with education, the veteran Sarpanchs are looking for women with the required qualification who can fight the polls for them and then will readily become a puppet for the rest of their lives.

It is horrible just to think of the hypocrisy of these people, who are responsible for the notorious record of Haryana when it comes to gender-based problems, now searching for an educated girl not for the sake of promoting gender equality but for their vested interests.

So what is, even more, worrying is that how these educated women who are being sought out by the politicians have no qualms in being used by them.

A recent article says that how a political leader of Haryana married his son to a graduate girl from Rajasthan so that his daughter-in-law could take part in the Panchayat polls. This was because of the reason that he didn’t have the required qualifications to file a nomination in the elections.

And it seems that his daughter-in-law is okay in being used as she says that she will do as her ‘elders’ will tell her to.

Bravo! We as a society can always count on ourselves to find loopholes in the law through which we manage to carry on our shameful deeds and hunger for power.

If one doesn’t have the authority to make informed decisions, then obviously education is no use to them. It is about time that the women in these villages understand that they are merely being exploited by the patriarchy and are mere tools in the hands of people who don’t give a damn about women empowerment.

Please wake up from your slumber girls, unless it’s too late and they find a way to cage your spirit.

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