India definitely has one of the lowest divorce rates in the world. But, sadly that fact is far away from the reality of Indian marriages. In the times when many Indian women are struggling in marriages, the reason behind the low divorce rates across the country lies in the fact that as a society, we neither accept divorce or divorcees. The stigma attached to divorce forces many to stay in an unhappy marriage.
Recently, a tweet around our divorce phobic society appeared on Twitter that left many netizens angry and disgusted. This tweet by Renuka Jain was doing rounds on the internet for its sheer insensitivity – assuming the fact that Hindi doesn’t have a word for divorce, because Hinduism doesn’t promote divorce.
Ok guys. A challenge. What is Hindi word for divorce. Don’t give me nouns.
The Hindi word for Dowry is दहेज, abuse is उत्पीड़न, burning is जलाना, lol can see what Hinduism promotes. Also can’t find सतिप्रथा in another language sooo it is really not something to be proud of as you’re thinking. BE ashamed.