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

Congress Leader Slammed For 'Wokeness' Dig At Woman Marrying Herself

Congress chief Milind Deora made the statement 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 person flagged superstitious rituals reminiscent of marrying bushes on astrologers’ recommendation. 

Sharing a information file about Kshama Bindu, a 24-year-old girl from Gujarat’s Vadodara who has stated she would marry herself on June 11, Mr Deora tweeted, “I’ve stated it sooner than — ‘wokeness’ borders on madness. Let’s hope it remains some distance, some distance clear of India.”

Within the feedback segment, many agreed with the Congress chief and others have been at a loss for words on how you can react. However one person got here up with sharp answer.

Mario da Penha, whose Twitter bio identifies him as a PhD candidate in historical past at Rutgers College, answered, “Mr. Deora, we are living in a rustic the place ladies born beneath the affect of Mars should marry banana vegetation, peepal bushes, canine and clay pots so their unfavourable affect isn’t transferred to their long term husbands. If ‘wokeness’ is madness, what do you name those normal practices?”

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

Mavens, on the other hand, stated {that a} ‘sologamy’ or self-marriage do not need any criminal status in India.

Ms Bindu has stated she wanted to damage 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 example of sologamy in India.

“At one level in my lifestyles, I realised that I do not require a prince fascinating as a result of I’m my very own queen. I need the marriage day, however now not the following day. Because of this I’ve determined to marry myself on June 11. I can get dressed up like a bride, participate in rituals, my buddies will attend my wedding ceremony after which I can come again to my area as a substitute of going with the groom,” she advised journalists.

A running skilled, Ms Bindu has stated her mom, who lives in any other town, has given her consent for this odd “groom-less” wedding ceremony.

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