Drawing room wedlock hunting – A complete disgrace

  • Kisa Fatima Altaf Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education
Keywords: Forced Marriages, Violence, Women Rights.

Abstract

“Women are tenacious, and all of them should be tenacious of respect; without esteem they cannot exist; esteem is the first demand that they make of love,” said Honore de Balzac. We live in a society striped by social and moral values, where one is demanded to follow Islam only in case where elders are satisfied. But when the time comes to make a choice, that Islam allows, our society pressurizes us to leave our rights described in Islam. To a degree that elders start to blackmail by constantly reminding of how many troubles they have gone through to bring us up, the renounce they have made in educating us, and in return ask for a fee for all they have done.

Published
2015-05-09