Satyamev Jayate, 3rd June, Episode 5: Intolerance to Love!!

“Love binds everyone”… Is it so? Does it really apply in the real world. We all love our parents a lot and never have the slightest intention of hurting them ever in out life.Then why is it so that if we love someone and our parents are against it then our love for them stands on shaky grounds.Children are  always reluctant and hesitant in telling their parents that they are in love. few receive parental support but other always face the bitter truth. Why is it so that parents who claim to love their children, defy themselves and don’t have marginal consideration before killing their own off-spring in the name of honour killing.

Episode five struck love chords and revealed the brutal truth prevailing in Indian subcontinent about the merciless honour killing. The Guests that were  present on the show were couples who tied the knot by going against their families, relatives who lost their loved ones and people who help such couples and others.

These cases are regular feature in news in all media and talk of shows depicting crime in our country.Lokendra and Fehmida from Jhansi,UP have been and are still struggling  from past couple of years to save their lives from Fehmida’s family. Despite having a protection order from court, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh police officials didn’t help them.What are they supposed to do, where are they supposed to go? No one knows.

We all are aware of the Rizwan Rahman’s case from Kolkata who lost his life for marrying a Hindu girl Priyanka Todi and was found dead close to a railway track. Police reports that were manipulated shows that it was a case of suicide but Rizwan’s family reveals the bitter truth.Nobody heard of Priyanka after the whole incident, some even doubt her existence.

If one marries in different caste that is a problem, if they marry in the same caste, then also persists to be problematic, what are we supposed to do? For Manoj and Babli from a village in Haryana had the same ‘Gotra’ thing turned out to be brutal and they were murdered for tying the knot. Manoj’s mother and sister are still fighting for justice despite being threatened many times to withdraw the complaint.

Khap Panchayat is a religious caste-based council, with no judicial powers, consider themselves to be law-makers and dictators, and their orders are meant to be followed. There take on inter-caste marriages left the audience flabbergasted.

Sanjay Sachdev, Chairman of Love Commandos from New Delhi helps such couples by giving them shelter, food, protection and legal help.Sanjay Sachdev walks around with the motto ‘Love shall conquer the world’ .

Dr Alka Jain’s parents were against her marriage with Dr Uday Patkar. Fearing rejection from society, Alka’s parents didn’t accept her for years.Later they fell weak in their knees and realized that their daughter is happy and accepted her with open arms. Theirs is an example to be remembered and rejecting someone on the basis of caste or religion is not justifiable.

Likewise, tweets that were simultaneously up on the web are as follows:

11:02 AM: And Satyamev Jayate episode five begins…

11:04 AM: Mohabbat ki nai jati…mohabbat ho jati hai…Will Aamir talk about honour killing this time?

11:07 AM: Is love still a crime in our country?

11:13 AM: Do you know anyone who has a similar story like Lokendra & Fehmida?

11:15 AM: Rizwan Rahman’s family not ready to accept that he committed suicide. Did he have to pay a big price of loving Priyanka?

11:16 AM: Where is Rizwan’s wife Priyanka?

11:22 AM: Do police officials considers love marriages illegal?

11:24 AM: Pyar hi toh zindagi hai…Rizwan Rahman’s mother still believes in love and doesn’t want anyone to suffer like her.

11:33 AM: In India, gotra and religion are more important than a couple’s life.

11:35 AM: Despite getting police protection Manoj and Babli lost their lives…

11:41 AM: Hats off to Manoj’s mother and sister who are fighting for justice despite all odds.

11:46 AM: On other side of the break, Aamir will talk to Khap Panchayat members…stay tuned.

11:48 AM: Khap Panchayat is a religious caste-based council.

11:50 AM: Khap never orders to kill a couple, claims Sarv Khap Panchayat member.

11:52 AM: Khaps have no judicial powers or police force. Who has given them the authority to decided about a couple’s future?

11:54 AM: Manoj aur Babli ne Kaam aur Vasna k vashibhoot ho k galat kam kia, say Khap members.

11:56 AM: Khap Panchayats do not follow Indian Constitution?

11:57 AM: The society is changing, old traditions should also change with time, Dr DR Chaudhary, Haryana.

12:00 PM: Haryana is worst in sex ratio and girls from all parts of the country are brought here for marriage, says Dr DR Chaudhary.

12:00 PM: Protection home for couples?

12:02 PM: Apne bachon ko pyar karne ki azadi do, is this problem only limited to small cities and villages?

12:06 PM: Based on the Manoj-Babli honour killing case, a Bollywood film Khap was released in 2011.

12:09 PM: Garv se kaho hum premi hain, says Sanjay Sachdev, Chairman, Love Commandos.

12:10 PM: Supreme Court also supports inter-caste marriages.

12:14 PM: Khap Panchayat members listening to Sanjay Sachdev carefully. Will it bring any change in their thinking?

12:15 PM: Love shall conquer the world…

12:21 PM: When two people decide to spend their lives together, do their families or the society have any right to separate them?

12:27 PM: Dr Alka Jain’s parents finally accepted her marriage. Happiness of your children is always more important than the society…

12:27 PM: Do you think Alka and Uday’s story is an example for many families?

12:31 PM: Is this right to force or threaten your children for marriage?

12:32 PM: Sona Mahapatra ends the show with ‘Ghar Yaad Ata Hai Mujhe’.

12:33 PM: Another episode of Satyamev Jayate comes to an end.High on emotions, thumbs up to episode 5.

12:36 PM: What do you think about episode 5 of Satyamev Jayate?

Ending on a musical note, the episode raised a very relevant and hard-hitting topic.It is close to everyone’s hearts. It makes people reconsider their decisions and reform their thinking.

As charity begins at home, the thinking reformation should begin with us, changing our perspective and outlook on such issues.

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